UMConnect as an alternative for video storage
As I did the Extension 2.0 assignment for this week, it reminded me of two things. On Friday, I had a person who I have not seen since in 38 years, call me. He had run across an old photo when he was my religion instructor in 1970 and he did an internet search to find me. He told me he had run across a photo of me on Flickr, which I did not know was there. Sure enough I found a photo of me in my presentation for the SELCO organization last April.
But Amy mentioned a few locations for video storage and I wanted to share on my blog for UMConnect that I have made and stored videos on the UMConnect site. I use my Logitech camera to record a video. Despite my best attempts, I cannot view it in its native format. But I am able to convert the video type using AVS Media Converter into formats that I can see, including a Flash file. Flash file videos can be placed on UMConnect and viewed. These files can be used for live presentations or as recorded files. One annoyance is that a flash video left open in UMConnect will continually loop. I wish it had a start and pause button selection.
I have not been real fond of Flickr but I can see that it has some uses. Since many of my photos are of people I don't want to get permission so that I can place it there. I did like all the family photos of Amy's family.