What do I need to run
You need an Internet connection and a web browser with the Adobe Flash
player version 8 or greater installed.
Can I check my Flash
You can see the version of Flash that you have installed on this
Do I always have
to book a meeting in advance?
No, if you use this link, you
can simply type in your FlashVlog login and password at the front screen
of the Editor and click the 'New' button, if the server has capacity you
will instantly receive up to 30 minutes of recording time.
Why do you use a low frame rate?
There are three quality settings to choose from, modem, dsl, and lan. Choose
the one that best suits your equipment and situation. FlashVlog is designed
with a low but useful video frame rate, to allow better audio over
recording connections on the FlashVlog server.
How do I leave
or quit FlashVlog Editor?
Use the quit button on the 'publish' screen, or simply close the
Can I change a FlashVlog
Yes, from within the 'skinChoice Snippet Creator'. You can reduce the
default size by up to half, enter a new number for width or height and
either press 'Enter' or 'click off' the entry box. The other dimension
will change in proportion. Click the 'Fill Window' button to have the
viewer expand to the size of the browser window. Click 'Reset' to return
to the default dimensions.
Will FlashVlog work with a modem?
Yes, FlashVlog is low data rate friendly. Choose the 'Low'
recording quality setting. The recording
might 'breakup' sometimes,
on the quality of your connection.
In the FlashVlog Editor what do the different
colour blocks that appear towards the end of the recording time indicate?
At intervals of five, three and one minute before the end of the recording
time, the countdown timer in the top
left corner is
as an indicator that the recording time limit is nearing the end.
I need more recording
time - can I extend it?
Yes, if there is server capacity. Click the button on the Editor Record screen
time. The button automatically appears when less than 3 minutes recording
I can't see
video or hear audio in the Editor?
Click the 'settings' tab on the record
screen to gain access to the buttons that open
the video or audio settings panel.
For video settings, choose your camera from the list (you
may also have to click on the small video rectangle to make your
appear). Sometimes the camera can't be 'shared' between applications,
shutdown any application that is or has been using the camera.
audio settings, choose your audio input and set the level. Check
all leads and connectors, also that any required drivers are installed
and the Audio Mixer of your operating system is set properly (i.e.
microphone input is not muted etc.).
recorded my FlashVlog but how can I get someone to see it?
The easiest way is to 'check' the tick box within the 'links' tab on the Publish
screen of the Editor, to make a link appear on your FlashVlog web page. You also
FlashVlog to make it 'viewable'.
Another way is to copy the link on
the Publish screen and either use this
on your own web page
or, if you don't want to make the FlashVlog 'public', send it directly to an
Why do I have
to 'Lock' or 'Unlock' a FlashVlog?
On order to make a FlashVlog appear in a viewer it must be 'Locked'
using the Publish screen in the FlashVlog Editor. This allows
you to 'hide' the FlashVlog until you are happy with it. You
must use your password to 'Unlock' a FlashVlog to enable it to
be edited again.
What is the
URL to my personal FlashVlog web page?
The URL can be found on your 'My Details' web page (available
from a link at the top of the web page after you login to FlashVlog),
or on the Publish screen in the FlashVlog Editor.
What is the
point of categories?
You can create your own category headings and then arrange your FlashVlogs into
using the RSS feeds.
Why is the
'timestamp' of my FlashVlog different to what I expected?
The time displayed is the time on the server, which may not be the same as your
Sometimes I don't
get the full amount of recording time I asked for?
The smallest time segment is 10 minutes long. If you request recording
a 10 minute period you will lose the time that has already past.
Can I customise
the look of my FlashVlog?
enhancements can be applied to the default Viewer. These can be selected from
skinChoice applet, you
can view examples here. Paste the resulting
object code into your html to make it appear on your web page.
Can I have my
FlashVlog begin playing automatically from the start?
Yes, Alt+Click on the image at the start of your FlashVlog, to copy a URL to
your computer's clipboard. Use this URL in your web page and the FlashVlog should
begin playing automatically.
Note that you can also Alt+Click at any other time in your FlashVlog if you want
from that point.
How can I get the RSS
feed into my aggregator?
Open the segment list of an 'RSS type' FlashVlog and click the RSS button
to open the 'RSS feed' in a new window. Copy the URL into your aggregator...