Originally done by TheRiver:
quote from: http://forum.phun.org/showthread.php?t=77405:
exactly. and not only by us mods. makes threads more interesting, provides decision support.
2. Screen caps are required.
Here you are - one way to make, host and post caps accompanying videos.
what you need:
used filehost: www.rapidshare.com
used imagehost: www.imagevenue.com
okay, i am biased, but i have my reasons. imagegrabber is easy-to-use, and rapidshare and imagevenue are the most reliable file/image-hosts i have seen within the ~21 months i´m a member here on phun.
first part: screen-capping with imagegrabber II
there are two ways to create screencaps - individual pics and a "contact-sheet".
download imagegrabber (~1MB), install and start the program
- individual caps (pro: original screen-size of the vid):
load the vid you want to post
klick on the monitor-button and put the number of pics you want to create in the respective form
wait until imagegrabber is finished with capping and klick on "file"->"save multiple" - files will be saved in the folder you choose.
- contact-sheet (pro: kind of a "scap-book", less single-pics to be hosted)
move the mouse over the "cap-bar", right-klick->"delete all" - that clears the caps generated above.
again klick on the "monitor"-button and put the ammount of caps you want to have
wait until imagegrabber is finished with capping and klick on "file"->"save file"
you can "play" with some settings (number of rows, background-colors etc.), i recommend to fill out the "details" with file-name, -size, -format, -resolution and vid-length
give the "contact-sheet" a matching name considering the vid-name.
now you have some individual screen-caps and a contact sheet - on to the next step.
second part: hosting the caps on imagevenue
go to www.imagevenue.com, klick on "up to 10 pics", if you need to, choose the pics you want to upload , don´t forget to tag them as "not safe for work" and klick on "send files".
after a short while you´ll get the following - the thumbnails of the uploaded pics and a bunch of codes in different forms. copy those where it´s said "forum or message board" (hint: always use the codes/links where the >[URL<-part is written in in capitals)
i suggest to paste these links in a .txt-file, you need them later on, too bad if due to an uncareful closing of a window you´ll have to re-up the pics.
third part: hosting the vid on rapidshare
go to www.rapidshare.com, klick on "durchsuchen"/"browse"m browse your HD for the vid you want to upload and klick on "upload".
depending on traffic, filesize and connection-speed you will be able to watch the blue bar growing from left to right.
when the upload is finished you will get the link to the vid as below.
have in mind that the max. filesize for rs-uploads is 100MB - if needed split your vid, either with winrar or winzip or with a vid-splitter (boilsoft video-splitter) in "handy" parts.
not every phunner is proud owner of a rapidshare-premium-account, be kind and don´t split the vid into more parts than neccessary.
hint: paste the rs-link(s) into the same .txt-file as the imagevenue-links
fourth part: creating a video-mania-thread
go to the video-mania, klick on "new thread" and fill in the required forms.
- title: don´t hesitate to mention the name of the model(s) and what else you know about the vid - makes it easier to search to avoid double-/reposts.
- infos: we like to see basic infos about file-size, -format, vid-length, -resolution - makes it easier to decide to download.
- paste all given code/links from imagevenue and the rapidshare-link into the lower, bigger form and klick on "preview"
you can "play" with font-color, size and style, center the images etc. etc. - your choice. if everything looks fine - "submit new thread".
congrats to a nice, informative and "neat looking" new thread - may you have many views, downloads and comments by your visitors.
all images are hosted in imagevenue - for better viewing klick on the thumbs