On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Loreta_Vaidas <loretabirkus@...
> Gena, thanks for the info. Will browse the websites. Yeah, I was a bit confused when my clients would say: make a seminar into webinar. I understand that webinars are live events. What most of my clients want is their actual seminars to be converted and put online for later viewing by those who couldn't make it to the live event. Now..this is some tough thing to do, I would assume that to convert a 2 hour seminar/workshop into an online version for access for other people would require a lot of time and I'm not even sure if it's possible at all to upload such a huge file anywhere. It's more like a dvd online.
That's trivial if you have the original video file.
My live shows run around 1.5hrs and I post the entire 1280x720 HD
version on Youtube no problems.
If you aren't a Youtube Partner, or your client doesn't have a Youtube
Partner account then there are other video host sites that will allow
you to upload video files of that length and then embed in a web site
any way your client desires.
It also costs next to nothing for a web host that can host and stream
video like that directly if you want to go down that route of offering
to host the files for your client.
My 1.5hr live shows run around 1.5GB for the 1280x720 HD version, and
around 200MB for the 480x720 iTunes podcast version. These file sizes
are fairly trivial these days. Yes, I have a few thousand people who
regularly download my 200MB iTunes episodes onto their iPhone etc, and
I host those files directly on my web site without problem.
IMO, the whole "Webinar" concept where people try and sign up for the
live event is just stupid. Most are simply non-interactive
presentations with a tiny bit of Q&A at the end if you are lucky.
Companies are just jumping the webinar wank-word bandwagon.