Zen Vlog Videos Moved from Blip to Amazon S3

Well… it has not been an easy ride for poor Zen Mix videos.  First Vimeo changed formats so a hundred videos had to be moved to Blip.TV.  Then Blip.TV went to their own player only and 200 videos have now been moved to Amazon Cloud.  Should be permanent there!

Apologies for Mixes being down, they should all be working now but if you catch any missing, please leave a comment!


About 60 videos on Vimeo – many that fuel the early Zen Mix files including all the videos used by the Zen Mix program are missing on Vimeo.  Vimeo has been contacted and they no longer seem to support flv’s.  So… we moved the videos to blip.tv and they should all be working… Thanks Blip!

We have set the default autoplay to false for embedded Zen Mix code. This will accommodate multiple Zen Mixe mashes on one page. So when you create a mix and then get the flash code that plays the mix on blogger for instance then it now has an autoplay parameter that is set to false.

This does not affect any mixes played in the Zen Mix player as those will always start right away. To change the autoplay to true in the embedded code, just find where it says autoplay=false (in two places) and make it say autoplay=true.

Just became a “Cinematographer” for Galacticast! Well sort of…

If you have not been to their site, please take the above hyperlink there.

Zen Vlog holds the number one position on Google for the keywords psychedelic dancing. Mad inventor Dan Zen is very proud to hold this position and attributes it to years of psychedelic parties, creating oil drop machines and op art tools!

Google results for psychedelic dancing

May the forces of groovity be with you!

Zen Vlog has reached third position on Google for the key words vlog tools through its association with the Zen Mix Website at http://www.zenmix.com the site where you can put any Web video on a Web picture and apply cool blend modes. This tool is used for vlogging, storytelling, promotion, e-learning and more.

Google search result for Vlog Tools

Zen Vlog is the site of vlogs (video blogs) by mad inventor Dan Zen of Dundas Canada also Professor for the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia program in Oakville Canada. See http://www.danzen.com and http://imm.sheridanc.on.ca

Dan Zen is giving a talk on Zen Mix at http://www.zenmix.com for the FlashinTO Flash User Group – the largest Flash user group in the world at 8PM on Wednesday June 28 2006.

FlashinTO Gathering v51.0 // Wed June 28
Venue: Resistor Gallery 284 College St. (west of spadina)
Time: 7:00 – 10:30
Cost: FREE!!!


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Mad Inventor, Dan Zen, has launched a Web site called Zen Mix at http://www.zenmix.com in which all content, error messages, privacy policy, introduction and marketing is done through video. The site and tool is to aid in Vlogging or video logging.

“It helps when the purpose of the site is a tool for creating Vlogs!” explains Dan Zen. “Zen Mix lets you put Web video on top of a Web picture and apply cool blend effects online for free in just a couple minutes!”

The tool makes use of picture and video hosting sites such as Flickr and Vimeo. You post your files there and in Zen Mix enter the URLs to the jpg and flv. You then can resize and post ion the picture and video and apply blend effects just recently available in the new Flash 8.

“Regular vlogs of people talking can be okay from a content standpoint but are often less than spectacular from a visual side. Zen Mix lets you remedy this and it is easy to link to or even embed in sites like My Space and Blogger.” Please make sure that you do not use copyright material without consent and follow any guidelines from Flickr for instance as to linking back to the Flickr photo page when you post your mix on your site.

Zen Mix features mash technology which is a series of mixes. There is a format to allow you to play mixes randomly, to pick from a set of mixes, and more all by listing the mixes at the end of the Zen Mix URL. There are introduction, feature, error, inventor, and love mashes available at the top of the site. As far as we know, Zen Mix is the first site to provide video error messages.

Dan Zen is a Canadian New Media Award winner for Programmer of the Year 2002 and teaches in the one-year post-grad Interactive Multimedia program at Sheridan College in Oakville Canada. He is an inventor living in Dundas Canada surrounded by waterfalls and has created over 60 games and gadgets including Chat Nap, Zen Picture, Hip Cats, Predict-a-Poll, Moustache Mysteries and more at http://www.danzen.com and blogs here at https://zenvlog.wordpress.com and http://danzen.wordpress.com.

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