Learn about GIMPShop on the goYou ever get stuck in an airport with no free WiFi, and you don't want to pay $9.99 to be able to jump online for the next 30 minutes? Well, that's what cell phones are for, silly!
But let's say you didn't want to just read your email, you want to watch videos about GIMPShop off of YouTube. But you don't (yet) have an iPhone. If you've ever tried to find a video on your cell phone, you know it can be an ordeal! Well, now there is a website that can help you.
Avot Media has launched a website for mobile users that want to watch Internet video on their phones. It allows users to search YouTube, Google Video, Daily Motion and other sites to find the video you want. The Avot Mobile Site is located at avotmv.com.
From that site you can download a program that allows you to search and watch Web videos on your mobile device (currently it offers support for Windows Mobile 5.0 or newer). This program isn't like other programs for your phone that transcode the video and then send you the compressed (and therefore less clear and crisp) video. This is the content straight from the source. So you get a better picture.
This is especially important when your dealing with stuff like the videos on our site, tech demos, walk throughs, and tutorials. Let's say you are sitting in that airport and you want to watch my buddy James' video on how to install GIMPShop on Windows XP. If you use a compressed video, it's going to be difficult to see what exactly James is clicking. While on the other hand, with AvotMV, you can watch it just like it was straight from YouTube.
AmotMV let's you build an unlimited number of playlists and then watch the videos you want, when you want, where you want, (as long as you have a signal, of course). So load that thing full of videos about the GIMP, GIMPShop, OpenOffice.org, Audacity, Firefox, and other great open source programs.
I just did a quick search and found some great GIMPShop videos on YouTube. So you can add those to your playlist, and when you've go the time, just watch them on your mobile phone.
To learn more about Avot Media and AvotMV - check out their demo videos. And you can also scope the Avot Blog for the latest information about their service.