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Episode 209 — Enhance your video directly on YouTube

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Category5 Technology TV Episode 209 5/5 with 1 vote


Originally aired on September 20th, 2011.

Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkaline Batteries, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson, Christa Wells and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Welcome to Rachel Xu, the newest member of the Category5.TV on-air team.
  • A few audio issues off the bat, but Robbie adjusts Rachel's microphone.
  • Welcome to newly registered viewers.
  • Win a year supply of Eco Alkalines batteries from Category5 Technology TV - http://cat5.tv/ecoalkalines
  • Viewer Question: I came across a new product that would fit in perfectly with stop-motion video: the Pico Flex Dolly.
  • Viewer Question: I'm trying to watch Category5.TV on my Android phone, and it gets about 10 minutes in and then locks up. Any ideas?
  • Using the Category5.TV QR codes to launch video off our web site.
  • Viewer Question: What is the best way for me to share my Linux home folder with Windows?
  • Viewer Question: Thank you for your help with getting the pogoplugfs script working... I'm getting close. But it's telling me "No mountpoint specified!" What do I do now?
  • An in-depth discussion about Rachel Xu's media experiance, dressed as a cow.
  • Viewer Comment: What was the Chromakey program that you used to place yourself on the Starship Enterprise (answer: Wirecast). Christa looks like Erin Gray.
  • Robbie's 6-year-old daughter was saucy at the fast food restaurant.
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • #Cat5tv Tweets of the Week
  • Being a parent is like stealing candy from a baby.
  • Viewer Question: I was trying to install Ubuntu or Mythbuntu on an old computer, but it could not access the Internet via the integrated network card. What can I do?
  • Feature: YouTube is now allowing users to to edit their videos directly through the YouTube service.
  • Editing video on YouTube.
  • Using the "I'm Feeling Lucky" feature of YouTube video editor to touch up the colors and saturation of your videos.
  • Using YouTube video editor effects to enhance your video.
  • The video rotation and stabilization features of YouTube's new video editor.
  • Robbie's feature request for YouTube's video editor.
  • Viewer Question: Could you say happy birthday to Jan in Westland, Michigan. She puts up with me watching Category5 TV every Tuesday.
  • Viewer Question: On episode 207, Hillary asked a viewer question for a user who was having trouble getting Blender working on OpenShot video editor. Perhaps the OpenShot team is behind on the API changes?
  • Viewer Comment: It was nice having Eric back last week.
  • The Category5.TV 4th anniversary is next week, with Christy Burton (Van Noort) joining as co-host.
  • Season 5 surprises are coming!
  • Viewer Comment: I tried ReactOS after last week's episode, and it really reminded me of the "real" Windows operating system... since it only gave me a blue screen of death.
  • Viewer Question: I liked the shows where you designed a web site. When you start a web site, do you already have an idea how you want it to look?
  • Robbie's bitterness toward Christa's use of funky menu systems.
  • Viewer Comment: My wife is jealous because I have Ubuntu and she has Windows 7. My daugter also runs Ubuntu.
  • Robbie invites users to send post cards via snailmail.
  • Robbie was supposed to provide M&M's, but instead provided some dark chocolate.

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