Frustration

I’ve made a few changes to this blog.  I don’t know how much I like it, so I may change things back, but I’m going to give it at least a few days to see if it’s a look I want.  I may even tinker with the design some more.

I am frustrated, however, with getting a flash video to embed in my page.  I don’t want to use a service like YouTube, as I cannot guarantee that the video will always be there in my archives as time goes by.  I also don’t want to upload videos to there, as they have too many copyright rules and they will erase stuff they don’t like.  I have an unlimited hosting plan, so I’d like to host and stream them myself.  The process of getting those files into a browser-friendly player is no easy task, it seems.  The players are either complex or very temperamental.  They work one minute and the next they can’t find a certain file.  They play one .flv file, but not another for no reason what so ever.

I’ve given myself a headache dealing with it so I’m giving up for the evening.  I’ll figure out how to resolve this issue soon.  I’ve like to be able to share stuff I find with you, and I want to make sure that it’s always there for viewing.  “Video removed due to terms of service” from YouTube is not something I want to have to deal with, when I can download the video and host it myself so that I always know it will be there.

I will graciously accept suggestions on how to deal with this.  Any ideas?

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2 thoughts on “Frustration”

  1. Janene says:

    I like the new layout – I can't help you with the video thing, though – wish I could! Every little change I make seems to cause me frustration at first. Good luck!

    • lcjs says:

      I think it looks a little more cluttered, and I'm not sure that's what I want. It does, however, keep the page from looking too long. I still haven't decided which look I want – a longer page with a few posts on it or a shorter page with more clutter.

      As for the video, it's been a long, ongoing struggle. I'm sure I'll figure something out eventually. It just stinks because I'll have to go back and edit all those old posts so the videos work.

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