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Aug 3, 2016

I just discovered Vidrack.com this is a free tool that allows you to either

  1. Have a landing page where people can leave a video message. - Free
  2. Use their Wordpress plugin and have people leave messages on your site - $35/yr

The video that you can then download is a .3gp format. The overall bit rate is 205 Kbps. The frame rate is 30 FPS. The bit depth is 8. The audio is 96 kbps mono. For those who want to nerd out on the specs:

 

Complete name : C:\Users\David\Desktop\Darrell Stuff\calenelson.3gp
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : 3GPP Media Release 4
Codec ID : 3gp4 (isom/3gp4)
File size : 766 KiB
Duration : 30s 592ms
Overall bit rate : 205 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20
Tagged date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Baseline@L1.1
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 30s 534ms
Bit rate : 190 Kbps
Width : 176 pixels
Height : 144 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 1.222
Rotation : 90°
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 30.098 fps
Minimum frame rate : 29.412 fps
Maximum frame rate : 30.801 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.249
Stream size : 709 KiB (93%)
Title : VideoHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20
Tagged date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20
mdhd_Duration : 30534

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 30s 592ms
Source duration : 30s 602ms
Source_Duration_FirstFrame : 10ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 12.2 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 96.0 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Channel positions : Front: C
Sampling rate : 8 000 Hz
Frame rate : 7.813 fps (1024 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 45.6 KiB (6%)
Source stream size : 45.6 KiB (6%)
Title : SoundHandle
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20
Tagged date : UTC 2016-08-03 15:33:20
mdhd_Duration : 30592

I later uploaded this video to Youtube and here is what it looks like.

Build an Annoying Site like Yahoo

There is a plulgin call Snax that you can combine with a theme called Bimber (get them both for $49) and Snax allows you to have open lists that your audience can create (so you get free content) and then they can rate each other lists (or images, videos, galleries) while the Bimber theme is setup to splash them in the face with Advertising. You can setup so that they have to go to another page, and another page to see the whole list (each time getting hit with more ads). For $50, it would be interesting to see what kind of content would show up, and how insane people would get voting for content.