Clipper Workshop: College Development Network – Scotland 10th March 2017

Presenting a session today on Clipper to an audience of FE learn techs and lecturers. Here are some some links.

Presentation:

PDF

PowerPoint Slides

Hands On: Source MP3 / MP4 URLs

BBC Radio 4 – Audio

In Our Time Philosophy – Daoism – audio

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/iot/iot_20101215-1557a.mp3

Welcome Trust Library – Video

Anti-Smoking Video

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wdl-video-open/mp4/3d380cc7-9bd6-4883-bb8b-895e5b95c195.mp4

Animation – video

Big Buck Bunny -video

http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Audio

Yorkshire Accent

http://medea.rcs.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/England-Yorkshire-Scarborough.mp3 

Guardian Video:

Donald Trump Election Report

https://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2016/11/11/111016aw_desk.mp4

BBC Radio 4 Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed
Donald Trump and Brexit
http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p04t3x0j.mp3

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Development Workshop OU 27 February – 1 March

We met up at the OU Monday to Wednesday this week for a development session we have got a lot done and advanced quite a bit – largely due to the work of our Spanish colleague David Roldan Alvarez. We have been doing quite a bit of redesign in the run up to launching a live service. We now have these services that Clipper will work with:

  • YouTube – done
  • Soundcloud – waiting on api permissions
  • Facebook – done
  • Vimeo – done
  • Podbean – done with user info
  • BBC radio – done with user info
  • M3U8 format – working
  • Dropbox – done – works with user guidance (remove the zero and add 1 to the end of the URL

That’s quite a list! It takes Clipper into really interesting territory as we go forwards. We are working on Microsoft OneDrive and Box as well as working over intranets and with DAM systems. We have a bit more to do before we update the current version. M3U8 is a big step its a format that used by a lot of museums and archives and presents a ‘barrier’ between a video stream URL and users for security. What this means is a big deal for us – if Clipper is whitelisted with an archive service it means Clipper users can then access the archive and create Clips and annotations and share them over the open / social web but the video stays where it is. For some archives this could be a game changer – by allowing more interactive user engagement and spreading this into the world of social media this could drive a lot of traffic to the archive web site and, importantly, generate masses of rich analytics – which in turn can justify the costs of the archive and even lead to new revenue streams.

And Facebook…that’s  a big deal as it is a major video platform these days, this opens up some interesting possibilities in education and community learning.

Clipper Checklist – love ticking these off! this shows Facebook and M3U8 amongst others

 

 

Testing, Testing…September 2016

We are now in the middle of a round of testing (mostly human, but soon with machines like karma and jasmine). I will use this post as a testing record and add to it as we go along

Thumbnails: Had a few heart stopping moments at recent workshops when the thumbnails seemed to randomly not appear – eventually identified the cause: the active area to load thumbnails in the search results from YouTube does extend to the highlighted text in some browsers – but clicking on the image in the search results always seem to work. Took a long time to work this out but now should be a straightforward fix.

Dropbox paste a URL link does not work – but it did in the previous version

Interface tweaks required: text in clip list needs to be better arranged. Video panel needs to be smaller.

Tags: being updated

Copy URL Button: needs to work again

Notes field: Active cursor area needs to be more clearly identified to users

Site Access Issues from corporate networks: Need to implement SSL and test again in different locations

Attribution: Auto Attribution of source content (Text and URL of source – to appear at the bottom of the notes page)

Licence Picker: for User Generated Content

Transition Option: Between clips to improve user experience and possibly display IPR info

Audio Only  Content: When playing an audio clip display a ‘slide’ with an audio icon? In the player area

Other Integrations: Vimeo and Soundclous

File sharing services: Further testing

Mobile phone Interface: Needs improving

W3C: Provide WA group with examples for validation / review