Techradar: AI-powered music generator Ecrett builds complex compositions for your videos. “Ecrett Music is a new tool that uses AI to generate unique compositions for videos. Upload your video, choose a scene category (such as ‘travel’, ‘relaxing’ or ‘fashion’) and a mood, and the app will generate a bespoke soundtrack.” I tried it. The generated music feels generic, but not offensively so — it sounds like music you’d have in the background of a video.
MakeUseOf: How to Download Periscope Videos. “Periscope is one of the most widely adopted live streaming services. Whether you use it for broadcasting events or something more personal, the Twitter-owned platform is a solid option. Unfortunately, Periscope is far from perfect. It can be unreliable during streams and, more importantly, there’s no obvious way to download Periscope videos for offline viewing. However, there are some third-party alternatives available to help you download Periscope broadcasts. And in this article we’ll show you the best ways to download Periscope videos.”
CNN: Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials. “Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the pages pushing the videos do not disclose that they are backed by the Russian government. The pages are run by Maffick Media, a company whose majority stakeholder is Ruptly, a subsidiary of RT, which is funded by the Russian government. Although Maffick Media has hired contractors and freelancers in Los Angeles in recent months, the company is not registered in the US, it is registered in Germany.”
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) recently did an AMA on Reddit. “From 12pm – 4pm Eastern on February 13, 2019, historians asked us about how we collect, preserve and provide access to the collection, as well as questions about the content of the archive, and of course how scholars might collaborate with us to use the archive for research or in their teaching (we love hearing ideas!)”
Interesting Engineering: 11 Amazing Biology YouTube Channels That Will Have You Gripped. “When it comes to Biology YouTube channels, these 11 are some of the best of the best. They range from highly-entertaining enthusiasts to collators of some of the best science leaders lectures from around the world.” Nice use of embedded content.
Gaelic Athletic Association: The GAA launches new digital archive with support from the BAI . “The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, today launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world…. In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.” You probably know what football is, but if you’ve never heard of hurling you might want to check out this extensive overview by the Hurling Club of Madison.
Mashable: LinkedIn finally rolls out video livestreaming service LinkedIn Live. “LinkedIn is getting into the video livestreaming game. The social networking website built for business professionals has started rolling out a streaming service called LinkedIn Live, as first reported by TechCrunch.”