Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for August, 2006

In the Making: Tutorials for Online Video

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Publishing video on the internet is no simple task. That’s why we’re creating an insanely comprehensive set of tutorials that will cover every step of online video creation and publishing. Best of all, we’re releasing this project under a Creative Commons license, so everything will be freely available for people to learn from, re-mix, and extend.

No matter if you’re using a Windows or Apple machine, we’ll walk you through every step: from picking the right equipment, to shooting, to editing, to compressing, to uploading, to publishing and finally licensing. Each thread of the guide will include screenshots, photos, videos, text and screencasts in an intuitive step-by-step format.

This project is made possible, by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an organization that aggressively fosters citizen journalism in all forms.

Democracy now fully international

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

We’re gearing up for our next big release with a huge feature that’s been coming for a long time: Internationalization. This means that users from around the world can enjoy Democracy in their native language. The coding of this feature is all wrapped up, and now all that’s left are the translations. Some of you have been following our early translation process, and a few devoted volunteers helped us translate early drafts in languages like Spanish, French, Dutch, Romanian, and more.

As we add more features, we come up with new phrases and words that need to be translated. As of today, the number of strings that need translation has more than doubled, and we’ll be adding more with every new release. We’re calling out to anyone who speaks a non-english language to help make Democracy a global phenomenon. You can translate as much or as little as you want here:

Democracy Translation Center

Simply by logging in and using the super-easy web interface. Every little bit helps, and every translated string puts us one step closer to our goal. If you’ve translated before, or if you want to get started, now’s the time to lend a helping hand.

If anyone has any questions about the translation process, or needs help starting a new language, feel free to email oppy at pculture.org

Our MySpace Page

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Amanda made us a MySpace page, to give us a new outreach angle: Democracy Player MySpace page.

Be our friend!


Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Open Source Help Needed: We’ve gotten some requests for SUSE packages of Democracy Player. Anyone out there have an rpm or time to make one? Email nick at pculture.org

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