7 Things You Might Have Missed About the New DevExpress Video Channel

ASP.NET Team Blog
23 July 2008

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The DevExpress Channel is now broadcasting! There are videos on training, screencasts, demos, interviews, and some fun stuff that we do around the office. So, it's obvious that it's a clean, simple design and there are a ton of videos to watch, but here are 7 things you might have missed:

1. Filter by Tag: Allows you to filter by a product or tag associated with the video.

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2. Click the ‘More Videos’ button to see a list of the available videos by category. This list comes up in the same area as the video player to save space and give you a central view to browse the videos.

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3. Find similar videos by clicking on the tags below the player.

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4. Download the videos to watch on your desktop or home theater.

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5. You can also link to a video using the direct URL which ends in .movie

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6. I have to stop getting cheap supercuts haircuts.

Click through to see my deadly supercuts hair spikes almost stab Mark Miller in the face:

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7. Full-Screen: Watch the newer videos in full-screen.

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Click here and check out all the great new videos.

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11 comment(s)
Riyaz Qureshi
Riyaz Qureshi

Are we not missing the date of publishing with the main details? I mean if I 'click through' and land up to that page I dont know when this main video was published. Although the smaller links above give the date.

Just a thougth :-)

Thanks

23 July, 2008
Anonymous
Fredrik

Very nice site, and I love especially all the training videos! It would be nice though to have more intermediate/advanced topics than just the basic stuff.

But why only 5 videos per page when viewing the video list. For us who prefer browsing to filtering, it means a huge amount of clicks and probably carpal tunnel syndrome to go through all the videos... !

23 July, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Riyaz,

I'll see about getting a date published added near the tags area.

Hi Fredrik,

Thanks. I guess the 5 limit is just to keep it legible for the site. I'll talk with the guys about possibly increasing that amount.

23 July, 2008
Anonymous
Shankar

The Video file .flv Sizes are large to download (100mb for 4 minutes) could it be compressed?

23 July, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hey Shankar,

Jeff is going to make the M4V version available as well. Generally, the M4V will be a smaller size to download. You can also use it to play in iTunes/iPod/iPhone, Zune, etc. Keep an eye for some small changes to the site in the upcoming days.

23 July, 2008
Alain Bismark
Alain Bismark

XAF - Lesson #2, not have "download movie" option.

thanks

23 July, 2008
Geoff Davis
Geoff Davis

Hi Mehul,

A few questions:

1. Can we have mpg or avi formats with good compression? Something like DivX.

2. Would it be possible to be able to download the entire series. Saves time because the mahority of people would download them and watch them offline.

3. Not holding my breath on this one but I would just love to watch these type of videos on my Archos 605. Is it possible to maintain different video output ratio's? like 768x576 for PAL and 646x486 for NTSC.

23 July, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Alain,

That is one of the 'older' videos that was converted to swf. We'll try to get that converted to the newer version so you can download it. Please check back later.

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, we're looking into this. I'll post as soon as we get some formats/sizes figured out.

23 July, 2008
Jeff Donnici
Jeff Donnici

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned... or maybe I'm just missing it. But it doesn't appear that there's an RSS/Atom feed on the site. I've watched a few videos, but it would be great to get notified of updates and additions via a feed (that's how I saw this post).

Jeff

24 July, 2008
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hey Jeff,

Surprise! Smile j/k

You're right, we're working on it but good catch.

24 July, 2008
Robert Fuchs
Robert Fuchs

For offline viewing: could you provide bulk downloads - eg. per category ?

It's a little cumbersome to go through all videos while not missing a single one...

26 July, 2008

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