Monday, October 25, 2010

VLC comes to the iPhone and iPod Touch (iPad too)

Finally, our favorite plays-it-all media player comes to the iPhone and the iPod Touch, following it's recent introduction to the iPad. We haven't tested it yet ourselves, but if it's anything like the Mac and Windows versions, VLC should be a great tool when you need to play a wide variety of audio and video file formats.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Play YouTube videos automatically in a list (even looping them!)

Here's how to put together a list of YouTube videos that plays automatically one to the next (or even in a continuous loop):

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

From the Official Google Blog: Grandmother’s guide to video chat

Think video chat is too complicated to try? Think again. Even your grandmother can do it! Visit for an easy introduction.

Here's the office blog post from Google: Official Google Blog: Grandmother’s guide to video chat

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recovering gracefully from presentation glitches

Those of us who use technology during any type of presentation in front of a group (classroom teaching, projects, pitches, etc.), know that glitches are inevitable, whether it's a memory slip, a technology issue, or a disruptive participant. What matters is how you recover. Visit this blog post to see how one of the masters of presentation technique recovered from glitches during a recent big deal event: Steve Jobs' Strategies for Overcoming Presentation Glitches.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kodak Zi6 drops in price

New pocket video cameras keep coming out, which means the prices on the older models keep coming down. The Kodak Zi6 has now dropped to about $85 on Amazon, so if you were thinking of purchasing one, now might be a good time: ...yes, this price is for the pink-colored one, but why not let your camera have a little flair?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quickly cut out a section of an mp3

Need to take a short clip out of a longer mp3 file to use in your teaching or in a class project? This website lets you do so without downloading any software!

Thanks, Lifehacker, for another great tip.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Getting started with the Canon HF10

One of the camcorders available for borrowing from Media Services is the Canon HF10, an easy-to-use yet powerful high-definition camcorder. Below is a short video we made to help users get started with the HF10. To borrow an HF10, submit an Equipment and Help Request (ahead of time) on our website.

If you'd like more information about the HF10, visit our website at and click on "Online Help." Then, click the "Canon HF10" tab.