03 June 2013

a question before we continue

As you know, I always have multiple projects going at once.
Currently, we are getting ready to host our video downloads on our www.fcbd.com, so we can let go of www.getmpoix.com.

I have a few questions for you, and then we can continue with the Devotion story;

1. Do you prefer to buy a physical disc? Or do you prefer to download a video? Does it depend on whether the video is instructional or entertainment (ex. Vol. 1 vs Devotion)?

2. Would you prefer streaming videos that can only be viewed on-line? They load instantly if you have a solid wi-fi connection. You'd be able to see them anytime you log into your account, as many times as you want.

3. Do you prefer to download the video to your computer so you can view it anytime? Wi-fi not necessary after you've completed the initial download.

Thank you and please share this question with your dance friends. As soon as we hear from you we can start to configure the new video download page!
Just for fun, here's a photo of me with a snake friend in Australia.


39 comments:

Earthdancer said...

Prefer to download to PC so I can then load onto ipad or ipod or i whatever! Discs are fine but expensive for us to purchase with postal costs to the UK.

Patsy xx

Foodycat said...

Beautiful snake!

Personally I prefer a download. I like to have off-line access to it and I am not fond of physical discs.

Unknown said...

I usually purchase a disc for either instructional or entertainment. There are times when I have no wifi connection or access to a computer. A disc can pretty much be viewed anywhere.

Oona Tanzt Tribal said...

may i be the first? uuuh!
okay.
i like the "physical disks" best... because than i "have" something (even if my pc will crash again) :)

Unknown said...

I prefer a disc for either instructional or entertainment. At times I do not have access to a wifi connection or a computer. A disc can pretty much be viewed anyhere.

Shay Moore said...

I prefer physical disks, personally. I am sure that sounds antiquated to some, but I like my physical collection--like displaying my favorite books on a bookshelf, I do the same with my disks. Second choice would be download. I hate streaming only--I never feel like I own it, and I don't actually have access anyplace. I watch videos on planes, when traveling, etc and I don't always have a reliable wi-fi connection. Prefer having an actual copy on my computer.

Wendee said...

For instructional videos, my first choice is a physical disc.

I would also like to have a downloadable digital file I can put on my iDevice and take with me easily. I would re-buy DVDs I already own in this format, although I’d ideally like to see them bundled.

For performance videos, I have no real preference.

Tribal Geek said...

Hi Carolena,hope the Devotion preparation is going well. I like a DVD so that I can watch on my TV or my laptop. I suppose at some time I should get into the 21st century and try downloads :-)

Yuska Lutfi Tuanakotta said...

1. It will be a lot less difficult (and perhaps less expensive) for me to download the video instead of getting the physical disc shipped to Indonesia. A PDF file of the DVD cover or booklet is also nice too if it's included. For me, it doesn't matter if it's instructional or entertainment.

2. Streaming videos are nice and perhaps less easy to be pirated, hopefully the content will be made available in all countries.

3. I actually prefer to download videos to my computer, however, this option has the greatest risk of being pirated.

Aline Oliveira said...

I prefer to download it. I already do with the music cds and is so easy! Just put it in your mp3 and you're ready to go! Most LCD and Plasma TVs nowdays have USB. So it just gets more easy for digital downloads.

Rob Galbraith said...

1. Do you prefer to buy a physical disc?

— Definitely prefer a physical disc.

I consider the instructional DVDs as reference materials, and I like being able to go back to them without having to go through the rigmarole of signing into sites to look at them.

I also really like the anticipation of a new disc of moves collected into a volume. And being able to communicate the idea of "I know up to volume 9."

The performance vids can be downloads because I look at them and see the creativity and then I don't need to refer back to them.

Or do you prefer to download a video?

— No.

2. Would you prefer streaming videos that can only be viewed on-line?

— No.

They load instantly if you have a solid wi-fi connection. You'd be able to see them anytime you log into your account, as many times as you want.

— I don't want to have to log into anything to watch things. Popping a disc into my laptop or desktop is faster.

3. Do you prefer to download the video to your computer so you can view it anytime? Wi-fi not necessary after you've completed the initial download.

— No. I prefer a disc. I don't want to use memory on my computer for something like this. If my computer fails, I lose this information and have to replace it. If I have it on disc, that isn't a worry.

And i'm old school in that I like Album art and notes from the artists and such. With downloads you lose that.

Kathrina said...

I am a old-fashioned girl and I prefer to have a disc in my hands.
(.. just in case that a supernova is devouring all my computerstuff)

But as we need PAL -Code in Europe ( NO! NTSC), i know that a DVD production in both formats would be difficult and expensive.

So I would download it too!

moonraqs said...

I am kinda old school in that I like a disc in hand. But if that is not available I would want to be able to download said material to my computer rather than just viewing online. Thanks for the topic. looking forward to the online classes.

April said...

I'd rather have a download than a physical disk, and I travel to unusual locations with poor wifi often enough that I prefer not to use streaming video unless it's just to watch something once or twice.

Adhara said...

I preffer a download (space and clutter issues) that way i can just watch it at anytime on my computer. Any thing, Intruction or performance, i like having access to it free of a physical thing taking up space.
Also, The Streaming thing is a wonderful idea, but for me, when I sometimes have accessability issues with spoty wifi or internet connections, it's nice to Just download the vid and have it run directly from the computer. BUT streaming is great when I'm watching on a Tablet or ipad (when my bf is monopolizing the desktop computer).

Manzo said...

Discs! I know the world is going digital but when the internet is down, there's nothing better than popping in a disc and watching on the big screen. :)

Maia/Maggie said...

Hi, Carolena -- I prefer a disk for archival purposes -- it will be there even when cable is not working and if my computer goes south. Thanks!

MissC said...

I would prefer to download, postage to Australia can be expensive unfortunately.

Unknown said...

I prefer downloads, mainly because I live in New Zealand and the shipping is expensive and the internet unreliable for streaming.

Kvoth said...

I prefer something I can download to my computer when it's for entertainment. For very short instructional videos, like the practice videos that are on youtube, streaming video is fine, with the possibility of downloading. We use instructional videos in class, so having a physical disc for those is very nice.

mwynn13 said...

I was recently in a Suburban Outfitters that had a vinyl record display featured prominently. Flipping through it, I noticed that most of the records came with a link to the .mp3 download, so the buyer could have both. I thought it was a great solution.

Personally, I prefer having a hard copy, so I'm not limited to watching on my laptop. But the option to have both formats really appeals to me.

Taryn Briggs said...

I prefer a physical disc. For one, because my computer/internet connection is not always reliable. And two, I like having the physical disc to display on my shelf. It is something I have worked very hard for. Is has been no easy task to aspire to volume nine, and just as I display my beloved books, I like to display my fat chance DVDs. They also double as a great reminder to put one in and dance already!

Taryn Briggs

Mary Scherzer said...

I prefer an actual disc to a download for vocabulary. I spend a lot of time practicing in the quiet of my cabin retreat in Michigan's upper peninsula with no technology outside or a TV antennae and land line. I can play the disc on a larger screen than my computer to really see what is going on while practicing. I think performance vids could be downloads and streamed live depending on ones preference. However, again, it is nice to have a disc to play on a larger screen through a DVD player if you don't have the proper connection cables to connect a computer to a TV. Fun for the ATS® video parties!

"Annakiya" said...

In general, both are fine with me, but ultimately prefer downloading, love having immediate access and ability to transfer to IPad/Pod, etc.

Namaste...xxx's
Annakiya (Kimberly Simpson)

"Annakiya" said...

In general, both are fine with me, but ultimately prefer downloading, love having immediate access and ability to transfer to IPad/Pod, etc.

Namaste...xxx's
Annakiya (Kimberly Simpson)

"Annakiya" said...

In general, both are fine with me, but ultimately prefer downloading, love having immediate access and ability to transfer to IPad/Pod, etc.

Namaste...xxx's
Annakiya (Kimberly Simpson)

"Annakiya" said...

In general, both are fine with me, but ultimately prefer downloading, love having immediate access and ability to transfer to IPad/Pod, etc.

Namaste...xxx's
Annakiya (Kimberly Simpson)

Aisha said...

1. Do you prefer to buy a physical disc? Or do you prefer to download a video? Does it depend on whether the video is instructional or entertainment (ex. Vol. 1 vs Devotion)?

For entertainment, I'd rather buy a physical disc or rent it the streaming video online. For an instructional, I'd download.

2. Would you prefer streaming videos that can only be viewed on-line? They load instantly if you have a solid wi-fi connection. You'd be able to see them anytime you log into your account, as many times as you want.

Streaming videos is okay. A lot of sites that offer online content does streaming and that has worked fine for me so far.

3. Do you prefer to download the video to your computer so you can view it anytime? Wi-fi not necessary after you've completed the initial download.

I think it could definitely be an option for people, but maybe not a necessary. Some people may prefer just to stream online to save on computer disc space. Some may want to download though because of unreliable internet.

Flissy said...

I prefer to download.

However, for instruction, streaming is great so long as it also works on iPad.

Unknown said...

I prefer downloads as well - we don't have wi-fi at the studio (budget doesn't allow for it yet, but I'm hoping some day) - so I like to have the file on my tablet.

Carolena Nericcio said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments! I failed to mention that we will have an option to purchase a disc + download at a discounted price, so you can have both. We'll be sure to add the cover art and liner notes as pdf as well.

E. A. Wachs said...

I like having a physical copy of instructional videos if I have to pay $20+ for them, partly because if it's a file on my computer I tend to forget it exists. Have you thought about offering stuff for rent on Amazon? I'd be willing to pay a few dollars to rent them.

Beth Hansen-Buth said...

I'm one to have a physical disc, but it's nice to have it on the computer as well. :)

Cat Ellen said...

I still prefer having a physical DVD, especially since then I can loan the disk to someone for a while then get it back from them. It often promotes someone buying it for themselves. I would *LOVE* the option of both a DVD + downloaded copy, since then I would always have a copy with me on my computer.

Cat Ellen said...

I still prefer to own a physical DVD so that I can occasionally loan it to a friend then get it back from them. It sometimes prompts someone to pick up their own copy. And I would *LOVE* to have the option to buy both the DVD + download copy.

Diana Lee said...

Hello!!


1. Do you prefer to buy a physical disc? Or do you prefer to download a video?
I prefer a physical disk no matter if is video or instructional

2. Would you prefer streaming videos that can only be viewed on-line?

No

3. Do you prefer to download the video to your computer so you can view it anytime? Wi-fi not necessary after you've completed the initial download.

If I have to choose between streaming or downloading then, Yes I prefer to be able to download it.

Joanna Ashleigh said...

1. For entertainment I definitely prefer a disc. Instructional could go either way.

2. Yes to streaming videos. I've found I really do love this option.

3. Downloads on instructional DVD's would be wonderful.

Nancy Young said...

I much prefer to have a disc.

Nancy Young said...

Hi, Carolena,

1. I much prefer a physical disc, no matter what content.

2. I do not prefer streaming vid.

3. If video is on-line, I prefer to download it to my computer.