With our newest module, Rocket Science, we are using a new video delivery tool. NASA’s Video Gallery now houses the videos. Instead of downloading a Zip file, you can download one video at a reduced file size. Reduced file sizes mean faster downloads and less bandwidth and storage space usage. This capability is perfect if your school has limited space for files.
Another cool thing about the videos in the Gallery is that you can watch them on devices that do not use Flash players. So iPad and iPhone users can watch these videos now. Use a downloader app to put files on your device and a video editing app to build podcast episodes. You also can share them via a variety of social media.
Here’s a tip for downloading: On some browsers, you need to right click the “Download Video” button to be able to name the files as you like.
Windows XP and Vista users with MovieMaker should note that the videos download as mp4 files. You need to use a video converter to change the files from mp4 to .wmv files. Search the Web for a free converter. Be sure to read reviews to find the best.
I hope this new video format opens up new ideas and possibilities of how you can use DIY Podcast videos.
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I have a site which indexes full episodes of from around the web. Does Nasa have a feed or site for archived episodes other than the live feed? I would like to make sure educational content is also easily found and promoted.
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