Launchpad’s YouTube channel

I’ve set up a Launchpad channel on YouTube. Along with other members of the Launchpad team, I’ll be posting tutorials, demos of new features and more.

If you have a request for a video you’d like to see, file a bug in the Launchpad Documentation project! Or make it yourself and get in touch.

To kick things off, there’s a video showing the new in-line tag editing on bugs pages.

Update: I neglected to mention that all our videos are also online in Ogg Theora format.

2 Responses to “Launchpad’s YouTube channel”

  1. jldugger Says:

    Unfortunate timing: today DailyMotion announced support for Ogg, Theora, and HTML5 video, which runs in Firefox without Flash. Surely something like or DailyMotion would better support the goals Canonical has in mind; at the very least, being able to watch these videos from a default Ubuntu install or even LiveCD would be worthwhile.

    Is there some overriding imperative that Youtube has over Flash-less alternatives?

  2. Matthew Revell Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions of and DailyMotion. The first thing I have to say is that we’re putting our videos online in Ogg Theora format right from the start, as mentioned in my post about our bug tag editing screencast. To get hold of them, go to:

    In fact, Ogg Theora is the native format of our videos, as they’re created using gtk-recordmydesktop, Pitivi and Audacity. It’s pretty cool to see that YouTube accepts Ogg Theora files for upload.

    YouTube is a great way for us to show off Launchpad to a wide audience. I’m updating the post to link to our Theora videos page and I’ll take a look at DailyMotion.

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