Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Video for setting up LPD print services for Windows to share a printer on the network

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Here is a nice video showing how to set up LPD print services in Windows so you can share a non-networkable printer on the network.


YouTube: Add custom thumbnail and do not show relational videos at end

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Adding a custom thumbnail to a YouTube video is not hard. Google just wants to ensure the account is not being used by a spammer. So all you need to do to activated the custom thumbnail for your video is allow them to call or text you then you enter the number provided by Google. At that point you will now be able to upload a custom thumbnail.

Side Note: I create thumbnails by playing the video on my PC, pausing it and using a screen capture application like “Snipping Tool” to crop out a thumbnail and save it as a PNG file.

If you want to embed a video but do not want the relational video links at the end but want the custom thumbnail to load all you need to do is add “?rel=0” (zero) to your video’s URL. That tells YouTube not to load related videos and to load your thumbnail once the video plays thought.

Why would you want to perform these two actions?

  1. You are creating a training video that you want to be shown on YouTube.
  2. You created an advertisement video for your organization.
  3. You do not have much control over the relational videos that are displayed and one that has inappropriate content or thumbnail might be loaded at the end of your video. Like if you are a school and a related video related to sex education appears at the end of your video.

Hope that helps and let me know if you have any questions.

Setting up SSH keys in Linux for use between other Linux servers and Windows PC running Cygwin

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Creating SSH keys using ssh-keygen is very simple and can be used to run remote scripts without supplying a password.

Here is a link to the video:
SSH-Keygen to generate SSH keys