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You shouldn't lose anything, YouTube and Vimeo offer HD services and you can see millions of examples of HD content on those sites. You are probably just not encoding it properly. I'll make a video on how to do this one day, but for now I'm sure you can find something on Google

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I had not tried youtube for some time so I just tried it again. The quality is much better (HD) than my previous attempts, but still re-sizes it to a little less than half size making the numbers pretty small for my taste. My test of Vimeo was more recent. I guess, for the time being, I will host my own mp4 files on my server and use a text link.

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I had not tried youtube for some time so I just tried it again. The quality is much better (HD) than my previous attempts, but still re-sizes it to a little less than half size making the numbers pretty small for my taste. My test of Vimeo was more recent. I guess, for the time being, I will host my own mp4 files on my server and use a text link.

Dunno, still sounds like you are doing something wrong. A properly encoded video will look identical to its original content. Both YouTube and Vimeo will retain native resolution, so long as you're uploading a compatible encode.

Example on vimeo:
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Example on youtube:
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Dunno, still sounds like you are doing something wrong. A properly encoded video will look identical to its original content. Both YouTube and Vimeo will retain native resolution, so long as you're uploading a compatible encode.

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By my standards, both of these are very difficult to read if the details have relevance to what is being taught. I used to teach a presentation skills workshop for technical people and this is just not to my standards. I do want people to easily read the data without straining and so far the only way I've found to do that is by hosting my own mp4s. I don't mind at all. It's just that I haven't figured out how to use a picture link rather than a text link using this BBs coding for my videos.

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By my standards, both of these are very difficult to read if the details have relevance to what is being taught. I used to teach a presentation skills workshop for technical people and this is just not to my standards. I do want people to easily read the data without straining and so far the only way I've found to do that is by hosting my own mp4s. I don't mind at all. It's just that I haven't figured out how to use a picture link rather than a text link using this BBs coding for my videos.

What resolution is your monitor? Because the video looks perfect on my side, there is no artifacting or scaling - thats why I still think its something on your end.

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What resolution is your monitor? Because the video looks perfect on my side, there is no artifacting or scaling - thats why I still think its something on your end.

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1920x1080

I'll produce the same video delivered from my server and from youtube tomorrow so that we can observe them side by side.



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1920x1080

I'll produce the same video delivered from my server and from youtube tomorrow so that we can observe them side by side.

That video was not recorded in HD, you can see YouTube was only showing it in 360 or 480p, not 720p or 1080p. I don't use YouTube so can't help you, also I don't know what encoder you are using... but I can tell you it is possible, as others do it on this forum. I also have used Vimeo in the past personally, and know it does 1080p like the video example I showed you which was an exact 1:1 quality wise.

Anyway, we are waaaaay here. You should start a new thread and maybe someone that uses YouTube can help you, or one of these days I'll make a video showing how to do it and will research it for you at that time.

My best guess is the problem is the software you are using to record or encode it is either not supporting HD, or you don't have it set properly.

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You're right, I'll take this to a new thread if I want to pursue it further. Sorry for my lack of discipline.

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How does voting work?

I will go over it tomorrow when I post everything.

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I would really like to see these threads but there is no link...and many of them if i type in the titles in the search box there are no results.

Links to the thread would be great!

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I would really like to see these threads but there is no link...and many of them if i type in the titles in the search box there are no results.

Links to the thread would be great!


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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

Mike

Curious indeed and a bit demoralizing given the quality of contents we got for FREE and the effort put by the many authors. I can't really explain why BigMike. Maybe this is the 20/80 rule effect.

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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

Mike

But I wasn't one of the 1200 and not one of the 200... Forgot to vote, so thanks for the reminder and I have voted (not for myself)

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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

Mike

For me, I viewed the thread in the last three days because it came through my e-mail as a subscribed post that had a recent post so I clicked on it to see what was going on. I didn't vote because I hadn't really viewed more than a couple of the threads and only a couple of times so didn't really think I had a broad enough look at them to make a serious vote.

That's just to possibly explain the discrepancy between the two numbers...

Sorry Mike, I know you put a lot of effort into making this a valuable forum but it's been a busy summer for me and I have not had the time to study these posts. I haven't even tried. I'm sure most of them are very good and there is a lot of info I am missing, but that is just how it has been for me. I certainly mean no disrespect to you or the posters of these threads...

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Maybe the voting thing is goofed up, I voted a couple days ago and got a message today to vote...I guess it didn't register the first time ?

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Maybe the voting thing is goofed up, I voted a couple days ago and got a message today to vote...I guess it didn't register the first time ?

No I altered the notice at the top of futures.io (formerly BMT) to try to get more people to vote. I couldn't exclude those who already voted.

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No I altered the notice at the top of futures.io (formerly BMT) to try to get more people to vote. I couldn't exclude those who already voted.

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you mean to say, proxy vote is allowed . boy, i should have contested

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you mean to say, proxy vote is allowed . boy, i should have contested

No, the banner notice at the top was shown to all members, not just those who hadn't previously voted - but anyone that tried to vote a second time will be shown a message "we have already received your vote".

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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

Mike

I didn't vote and I'm not going to. simple reason: I only read a few posts in maybe 5 out of the 18 threads.

so I don't think I qualify to vote. hope you understand.

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If anyone can explain to me why over 1200 members have viewed this thread in the last 3 days (since voting opened), but less than 200 have voted, I would appreciate it.

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i voted twice so its not me but that just goes to show most people are not that motivated.

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Congratulations to @cjbooth for winning an iPad 2 for the best thread

I will contact you via private message soon to arrange for getting the product to you. I am a bit behind on private messages (about 200 behind) so please bear with me.

To those 300 or so people who voted, thank you for participating. Very sorry that the other 4,000 people that visit the site daily decided not to vote, but I will try to figure out why so future contests have more involvement.

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congrats to cjbooth.

@Mike in India the poor voters are lured (by political parties) with money booze and what not , and we have a vibrant democracy maybe you should take a leaf from this. freebees (say elite memberships) will be given to ppl who has participated in polls only. this will ensure a democracy of your choice

but i agree with Silvester17, most ppl do not real ALL the threads (incl your truly) and thus the same.

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wow, over 16,680 members and yet 327 votes... less than 2% of the population... I wonder why so little votes, perhaps you should create a poll to find out why some not vote.. was it the quality of the posts? the lack of time to read/participate? etc... just thoughts... nothing more.

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Laziness Not the best trait in a trader haha. Or... Over 16k have already found their methods

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wow, over 16,680 members and yet 327 votes... less than 2% of the population... I wonder why so little votes, perhaps you should create a poll to find out why some not vote.. was it the quality of the posts? the lack of time to read/participate? etc... just thoughts... nothing more.

I do not think that it was lazyness. To vote, you should have read all the threads of the participants, or at least 5 or 6 shortlisted threads.

This is quite time consuming. Unless you just give your vote to the guy who you know best.

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I do not think that it was lazyness. To vote, you should have read all the threads of the participants, or at least 5 or 6 shortlisted threads.

This is quite time consuming, Unless you just give your vote to the guy who you know best.

or it could also be the content was not as interesting as one would have needed to attract enough readers and as a consequence voters... content quality is key to engage someone to interact and participate...

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or it could also be the content was not as interesting as one would have needed to attract enough readers and as a consequence voters... content quality is key to engage someone to interact and participate...

Would you rather have 100% turnout for an election, voting however the last attack ad told them to vote, or an educated populace vote for their best choice. There were some great threads, great participation, and those who were helped, contributed, or engaged; voted. I followed several threads and had a hard time deciding who to vote for. It broke me out of my lurking habit and into participating. Ultimately, that's the win for a forum. This contest engaged, helped thread starters and readers, tip of the hat to Big Mike. I'm stumped to think of another contest idea. We should keep 'em coming. I'm sure Mike has lots of I-Pads laying around the house looking for new owners.

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Would you rather have 100% turnout for an election, voting however the last attack ad told them to vote, or an educated populace vote for their best choice. There were some great threads, great participation, and those who were helped, contributed, or engaged; voted. I followed several threads and had a hard time deciding who to vote for. It broke me out of my lurking habit and into participating. Ultimately, that's the win for a forum. This contest engaged, helped thread starters and readers, tip of the hat to Big Mike. I'm stumped to think of another contest idea. We should keep 'em coming. I'm sure Mike has lots of I-Pads laying around the house looking for new owners.

not arguing as to how helpful it might have been to others... but rather just concerned about how few it engaged to vote... my point being that perhaps the content was not as appealing to the majority...

IMO, if this was my forum and I wanted to increase my traffic (for whatever reasons) I would want to ensure the quality of the content was able to attract and engage as many as possible, not just a few... hence why I suggested to @bigmike to create a poll to find out why the lack of participation from the majority... but not my forum, so my comments can clearly be disregarded.

2% is not quite lot given the overall population, IMO.. but that is just my opinion... of course, in normal marketing a 2% follow through rate is quite high in any event...

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Some of the threads were in the Elite section and some were not. Since I am not an elite member I could not read all the threads that were part of the contest therefore I personally am not going to vote if I can't read all the post to make a fair comparison.

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Some of the threads were in the Elite section and some were not. Since I am not an elite member I could not read all the threads that were part of the contest therefore I personally am not going to vote if I can't read all the post to make a fair comparison.

RC

exactly my point... if we dont ask and discuss why so little success on the polling... then we wont know where the forum can improve and how...

but as I said, not my forum...

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Some of the threads were in the Elite section and some were not. Since I am not an elite member I could not read all the threads that were part of the contest therefore I personally am not going to vote if I can't read all the post to make a fair comparison.

RC

good point RC!

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To All Members,

I would like to thank all members who participated in Big Mike's trading contest. All participants did a great job in presenting methods on how to trade.


Thanks to Big Mike for this forum where traders come together from around the globe to help each other find ways to help their trading. futures.io (formerly BMT) Rules !!!!


Thanks to Big Mike for running the contest and his exceptional generosity in doing so


I have recieved the Ipad2 and my family and myself are enjoying it, thanks to all who voted for me and I hope you find success in the method I presented



Good Trading

Charles

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Charles



This is a great picture, love it! Congratulations on winning the iPad2 Charles, it is much deserved.

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Congratulations!

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@Big Mike,

Have you thought about doing another contest. I am relatively new to day trading and see how others use various indicators who are will to share their ideas is a Great Idea. One thing I would recommend and the reason probably many did not vote, is that it is tough to follow so many threads and do the research and learn about the different indicators different teachers are teaching.

It would be helpful if you do decide to run another competition to have a template for the teachers (lack of a better word) to fill out that goes 1st thing in their post. Here they would give an explanation of the system they will be teaching. And include information as instrument to be traded, avg. number of ticks per trade, draw downs expected, and any historically data they have. Everyone had different risk factors and this could help one decide which teacher(s) they might be interested in following.

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