Archive for April 2009

WordPress.tv is hiring!

I’m super-excited to say that we’re hiring here at WordPress.tv towers!

With our combined focus on community content and putting out fresh tutorials for you, there are only so many hours a day in the average week. So, to make sure that we cover the gamut of WordPress video, we’re going to need an extra pair of hands.

You can find the job description at our Automattic jobs page – the job you’re looking at is the “Reel Wrangler”. Here are a few more details:

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Feeds glorious feeds – WordPress.tv to your door

We’ve been working behind the scenes to make it easier for you to watch WordPress.tv tutorials wherever you are – online or off.

So you’ll notice now that on the front page of WordPress.tv  (scroll down to the bottom) you can click to subscribe to our videos via the awesome, cross-platform, Open Source media center Miro. If you haven’t checked out Miro, yet, it’s an excellent way to download, watch, sort and browse web video, video podcasts, and even the video files on your computer. Better still, it’s totally Open, free to use, runs on pretty much any computer out there (although if you have a 10 year old system it might struggle with HD) and even brings you YouTube and other web-based video in glorious full-screen HD (source files allowing).

We’re big fans, if you haven’t guessed.

You can also subscribe to WordPress.tv in your feed reader of choice, or iTunes, via the feed URL http://wordpress.tv/feed

In iTunes, head to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast, and drop in the URL above. You’ll be good to go and can then download any videos that tickle your fancy. 

We’re still working out a few kinks, but if you’re anxious to get your hands on our free (as in beer, as in freedom) tutorials in iPod-friendly MP4 format – you now have a bunch of ways you can do so.

Enjoy!

WordPress.tv – now playing on dotSUB

We’re listening to your feedback and trying to make WordPress.tv a resource that as many people as possible can enjoy.

So, in addition to wanting to share your videos and content, we’re also keen to make the content made over here as accessible as possible.

Last week, as the next step in making this happen, I uploaded our current batch of tutorials to an excellent online video community called dotSUB. So as of now, there’s a complete collection of videos for you to browse.

The difference is, at dotSUB you can quickly and easily add translations and transcriptions to the videos, as inline (but also downloadable) subtitles. To get the ball rolling I’ve transcribed almost all of the videos into English – which will hopefully make them more accessible to people – both those who might have English as a second language, and those that might have accessibility issues.

But that’s just the first step!

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