iTunes Tutorial for Mom!
First and foremost I must say that I got this idea from my friend Monica because she made a video for her mom about how to set up a gmail account. Thanks for the great idea Monica!
Below is a video tutorial I made for my mother to help her import her CDs into iTunes. I used the free version of Jing to make this video. This is my first attempt at creating a video tutorial using this software and I would have to say that overall Jing was very easy to use! There are a few mess ups in the video where I use such weird words as “importation” and I don’t fully explain the organization of iTunes appropriately. I acknowledge that importation sounds weird and that I haven’t fully elaborated on the organization of iTunes – but I posted it anyways because I believe that it gets the message across! I just had to put in this disclaimer in case someone was watching this and though “wait a minute, she doesn’t really know what she’s talking about!”. The sound quality also varies throughout the video due to the fan on my computer turning on while importing the CD, and that all the windows in my apartment are open allowing a variety of typical Toronto construction sounds to make an appearance.
The only problem I ran into was figuring out how exactly to post this to my blog. I tried for several hours and each time was unsuccessful. I posted a question in the wordpress forum to see if anyone could help me with my problem and was told that .swf files are not permitted on wordpress.com, the most basic version, for security reasons. I followed the suggestion from the forum and used the vodpod firefox extension and was successful in posting to my blog. The only downside of this is that the size of the video makes it somewhat harder to see, however it is embedded nicely.
For a larger version of this video you can click here to see the version hosted on Screencast.