We’re really excited to share our HTML5 Parleys adventure with you! We’re anticipating lots of feedback by involving you from the very start.
This HTML5 adventure will consist out of multiple steps, first we want to make sure our Parleys player works perfectly on the iPad.
If you’re a lucky owner of such a tablet then please pick it up, open safari and enter the following URL : http://www.parleys.com/d/2921 this will take you direct to the Joshua Bloch talk (see above).
Of course you can change the presentation ID in the URL and watch any of your favorite talks. Presentations hosted in a subscription based channel will required authentication and a valid subscription.
Related bugs and feature requests can be posted on JIRA, you can also tweet about your experience
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With the latest version of the Parleys Publisher (v5.1.8) you can now upload your presentations in batch to our media servers. Simply right-click on any post-processed presentation on the home page and add it to your upload queue.
Add as many presentations as you want to the Upload Queue, when ready press the “Start Upload” button and go to bed, the publisher will do the rest!
Today we’ve updated both the player and desktop with some new features:
When you visit a Parleys channel you’ll now notice (if available) mobile market links, these will take you directly to the related tablet apps.
For example if you visit the JavaOne 2011 channel (click image below) you’ll see that both the Google Play & Apple App Store links are available!
The video/slides layout has also been improved and optimized to enhance your viewing experience.
The navigation buttons are hidden after 8 seconds, this way you can focus on the actual presentation.
The updated player now detects if you’re behind a firewall, switching automatically the streaming protocol.
In this tutorial you can see how we post-process (Level-1) Devoxx France talks.
1) both the MP4 video of the computer screen and speaker video include audio of the speaker.
2) And to make the post-processing easier both video’s should start at the same time.
At Parleys.com we strongly encourage you to use “MPEG Streamclip“, an awesome FREE encoding application (available for both Mac and Windows) which supports MPEG-4 and H.265 compression and much, much more!
What’s also a nice feature is that you can define the encoded file size, you should set this to maximum 300Mb for a one hour presentation. This limitation is also enforced by the Publisher.
For Devoxx 2010 we used 800×600 resolution for the speaker video and 1024×768 for the computer signal (= demo’s), but variations are of course possible. For example for the VMware talks we used a 1024×576 resolution of the speaker video because we didn’t have any demo’s.
Devoxx 2011 uses 16:9 speaker video, the frame size encoding is set to 1024×576 (unscaled).
For the audio encoding we suggest you use MPEG-4 AAC, Stereo 44.1Khz and 64Kbps.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure “Interlaced Scaling” is unchecked!
During one of the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) sessions the speaker used QuickTime Player to record his own presentation. Yes, the more recent MacBook Pro’s are powerful enough to record your screen, audio (using built-in microphone) and meanwhile do your presentation and demo’s!
The BeJUG hibernate 3.6 presentation by Emmanuel Bernard was a 2 hour presentation with two demo’s, the end result can be viewed HERE.
The recording used the default screen resolution from the portable which was 1900 x 1200 resulting in a 500Mb QuickTime MOV file. After the presentation the movie was saved using the 1080p option.
The tutorial below shows you how to post-process this self made movie using the latest version of the Parleys.com Publisher.
Important Publisher features demonstrated in this tutorial:
1) Use the freely available QuickTime Player to record the screen and audio from the presentors portable
2) Extracting the sound (mp3) from the QuickTime movie using the Parleys.com Publisher (right-click option)
3) Re-encode the QuickTime MOV file to MP4 and change the resolution from 1900×1200 to 1024×768 (right-click option)
4) Create a two part presentation using the magical “Create two parts” feature (right-click option)