Embracing YouTube – Meeting 1

Today we had our first meeting, a brainstorming on where to start to use YouTube in a more effective way for Contribution and Viewing.

Present: @casiepa, @davidperez, @lorenzof, @pablo-moratinos, @sabernhardt

@casiepa started by explaining some (current) constraints in this short presentation.

The team then discussed the following items:

  • Keep 1 form for upload but add an indication if the video is finished or still needs editing
    • If finished, direct upload to YouTube
    • If not finished, upload to AWS (or WPTV), add links on how to edit videos and indicate timing issue
  • How to deal with a public form and upload to YouTube, can this be done?
  • YouTube accepts almost any file format of any size. After transcoding an mp4 file could be downloaded and stored on WPTV as archive
  • Our current WPTV should show the ‘local’ video in VideoPress only if there is no video on YouTube.
  • Most of the metadata still need to be stored on WPTV as YouTube cannot handle those.
  • Proposal is to have all videos starting 1-Jan-2018 on YouTube
  • Categories for e.g. languages, speakers, year should be reflected in YouTube

Items of attention:

  • Hashtags are public, what if some other videos, not WP related, also use e.g. #SEO?
  • How to deal with comments on WPTV and YouTube? Synchronisation from YT to WPTV? iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.?
  • YouTube CC license is not ShareAlike

Suggested actions:

  1. Start adapting the language codes on WPTV
  2. Adapt WPTV videos to have a metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. tag with the YouTube unique ID
  3. Talk to Google/WPTV team about the public form and upload
  4. Talk to WPTV team about the YouTube CC license (CC and not CC-SA)

Next meeting in some weeks, date/time to be agreed on #wptv


WordPress.tv vs YouTube – Brainstorming 1

Hi WordPress.tv fans,

Last year the discussion around YouTube and willingness to include YouTube into our current process for bringing videos to the WordPress World has increased, so the time has come to get some ideas together and find a way to embrace new ways of sharing and viewing videos, and collaborating on e.g. subtitles in different ways.

Let’s have a first zoom meeting so I can explain what is currently happening in YouTube, how videos get on https://youtube.com/wordpress at this moment (divided into playlists) and why we should not just ‘switch completely to YouTube’.

If you have ideas, have experience in other projects related to this or even just want to listen, please indicate your preference on this doodle so we can schedule our first YouTube brainstorming.

The link to zoom will be given on the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #wptv channel some time before the start.

Notice/disclaimer: I will record the meeting, but only for the purpose of my personal notes that I want to create at the end.

Please indicate your preference in doodle before Tue 11-Feb 09:00 AM Central European Time.

Hope to see you all!



WPTV Blog: Post video interviews from various YouTube channels of community members

At Mods Team we are all working hard on editing, reviewing and posting the content from various WordCamps and WordPress Related Events. Making a video interviews for WPTV is a really great idea by @jwparky, thank you John for all your help and effort you put in 😉 and to all the people showing up in our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #wptv channel. In any case, it takes a lot of time and for now only John is interested in making it real (of course with our support 😀).

I have this idea, started in our todays mod chat meeting, about searching for the already existent content and people in the community who already producing great video interviews, there are already several.

Why just not take all the great video content, already produced by people from the community, and make our WPTV blog a central platform of all the videos about WordPress? (Making sure they meets your video guidelines.)

We can follow some channels with our YouTube account and stay up to date on all the new materials coming online.

Some channels to consider (in my opinion):

I think reposting only the videos from WPTV, hand picked by us, is not enough, and we can take more advantage of the WPTV blog, which was completely dormant since some years, and transform it in a wider platform.

Let’s bring all the forces together and everybody wins 😉 📺

Please, I need your feedback on this idea

#blog-posts, #content, #interviews, #youtube

YouTube Proposal

Use YouTube as the main video point for uploading, modding, editing and subtitling.

Have all WordCamps upload edited video directly to the YouTube channel (not WordPress.TV)

“Submit” page or even direct uploads to the Media Library will not be necessary.
No more files size limitation for videos
No added expense of transcoding videos on AWS to reduce file size
Easier user friendly upload page.
Can be connected to Twitter account.
Easy access worldwide.
Mobile ready.
Subtitling built in.
Much more flexibility in who can be a mod since they will not need access to .com

Camp video coordinator uploads all edited videos to YouTube channel in “private” mode.
Moderator (Manager) then mods the videos as per guideline already established.
Moderator (Manager) edits the videos (with the YouTube editor) correcting or deleting any problem issues like logos, language, sound etc.
Moderator (Manager) approves video, places in a”playlist” and makes the video “public”.
Video uploaded to WordPress.tv from YouTube (may be able to make this automatic easier than the reverse)

Upload page for camp video coordinator to use.

Develop the “upload sample code” for use by video coordinator to upload camp videos.

I can get this code to work on my localhost environment but have not tried it on a website yet.
Ignore the indicator in the middle that was me not min the recorder.

Unedited videos will still need to be handled by the AWS S3 account and edited as before.
The editor can then submit the completed video to YouTube.