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Answers from the Digital WebCast WWUGSome replies to questions posted in the Digital WebCast forum
Dreams of Career in Webcasting
Streaming newbie posted the following a few weeks ago:
"I am a multimedia/web design student who is on the verge of entering the "real world". What are some of the opportunities in web video and streaming? I know this is a new area and am hoping some of you can give me insight into the nature of the field of multimedia on the web. "
Streaming Software Demos
Ed, a software seller wanted to put streaming demos of the software up on his site and wanted to capture data from his computer screen. Adam responded again by suggesting he look at windows media encoder from Microsoft.
Chet, had another suggestion; "There are dozens of 'right' ways to do this. I suggest that if you don't need full motion video, try using RealSlideShow Plus. This will give users of all bandwidths a clear visual while listening to your narration describe the software package and how to use it.
An example of a RealSlideShow Plus presentation can be found at real.com "
You can also find an example of RealSlideshow Plus at the Digital WebCast site. This streaming slideshow focuses on how you can use RealSlideshow Plus to demonstrate products to potential clients.
Streaming Your Radio Station
Speaking of the Digital WebCast site, Hopeton Campbell from Fordham University writes, "Can anyone give me a general idea about what is needed to put a small radio station on the web? Thanks for the help. "
As always a good place to start is at Digital WebCast. Check out the Digital WebCast Internet Journal that we reported on back in January. This has some great tips and tutorials on how to get your radio station streaming over the Internet. On a side note, be sure to follow up with BMI and ASCAP to make sure your webcasting rights are secured.
What Else is in the WWUG?
The Digital WebCast WWUG also serves as a place for readers to respond to articles, editorials and feature on our sites, and Leigh-Anne had a response for David Nagel on his recent article on ImageReady and Dreamweaver.
"It was a good article, but I think using the ImagReady HTML extension for Dreamweaver is a lot easier than David's trick. Don't you think?"
As always, if you have a streaming media question, please feel free to post it in the Digital WebCast WWUG, with the growing number of forum users, your question is sure to get an answer. If you have other questions about other software or hardware products, the WWUG is almost certain to have a related forum for you to post in.
Thanks for the questions, and more importantly, thanks for the great comments and answer from all Digital WebCast readers out there.
Stephen Schleicher is a well known writer, visual effects artist and media guru! You can see more of Stephen at
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