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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Today, more than 8,000 churches, organizations and businesses are using the E-zekiel content management platform, and we’re proud to partner with you in your ministries and missions. We appreciate your business, and we also appreciate what you do for the people in your community and around the globe who need to hear about the hope of our Savior.
 
We wish for you a joyous Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
 
Please note: Our customer service team will be off on December 24 and 25 and January 1.
 

Customer Support Holiday Schedule

Monday, December 21, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Questions about E-zekiel? We’re glad to help, but please be aware that our customer support staff will be taking time off during Christmas and New Year.
 

Christmas

Support by phone and email will not be available on December 24 and December 25. Customer support will again be available on Monday, December 28.
 

New Year

Support by phone and email will not be available on Friday, January 1, 2008. Customer support will again be available on Monday, January 4.

Adding Info with Your Media Files

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Sharing audio and video files on your Web site are great options for offering compelling messages – and yet with the natural limits (10 minutes for video, 30 minutes for audio), sometimes you’ve got more to tell. Fortunately, E-zekiel.tv gives you two options for providing more information with each media file.
 
If you’re using E-zekeil.com’s Media Manager, after you click the “Add Media” button, the page where you will select the audio or video file you want to upload will also display several other fields. One of these is called “Related File for Download.” Here’s where you can add documents or images that the visitor can download to go along with your video or audio message. Sermon notes are a great example, but you can also add instructions, diagrams or other types of content that will be useful to the visitor.
 
The next field, “Website,” gives each media file a unique link so that someone who views, say, a promotional video about a Christmas program can simply click that link to go to a page on your Web site that provides times, ticket information, parking instructions and anything else anyone needs to know.
 

Human Rights Day - Dec. 10

Thursday, December 10, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Human Rights Day 2009 is being held across the globe on December 10. This is a day set aside by the United Nations that dates back to 1950 and commemorates the December 10, 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. According to the U.N. Web site, the promotion and protection of human rights grew out of the founding nations' resolve that the horrors of The Second World War should never be allowed to recur. The theme this year is non-discrimination.
 

Reducing Video File Sizes

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
If you’re creating and sharing videos on your Web site, you’ve seen that file size affects upload time. And some files really are too big to handle. With E-zekiel.tv, video uploads are limited to 100MB and ten minutes in length. Also keep in mind that E-zekiel.tv resamples video files to 320 pixels by 240 pixels, which means that uploading files with larger dimensions doesn’t improve quality, but does lengthen upload time.
 
There are various formats for video files, including AVI, QuickTime and MPEG. Whatever format you’re using, your video editor can be used to reduce the file size and optimize the dimensions before uploading. You can also trim or crop unneeded parts of your video for a shorter play time.
 

Adding Audio to Your Site

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Did you know that E-zekiel.tv is not just a tool to upload and share videos, but that you can also upload audio?  The process is pretty much the same. If you’re using E-zekiel.com’s Media Manager, you click the “Add Media” button, select the audio file from your hard drive, fill in the other fields and click “upload” at the bottom. Audio files can be as long as 30 minutes in length.  A number of types of audio files can be uploaded, including:
 
AAC: Advanced Audio Coding (Macintosh)
AIFF: Audio Interchange File Format
AU: Sun Audio
OGA: Ogg Audio
MP2: MPEG Layer 2
MP3: MPEG Layer-1 Audio
WAV: Microsoft WAVE file
WMA: Windows Media Audio (Windows)
 

Customer Support Thanksgiving Schedule

Monday, November 23, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Questions about E-zekiel? We’re glad to help, but please be aware that our customer support staff will be taking time off during Thanksgiving. Support by phone and email will not be available on November 26 and November 27. Customer support staff will return on Monday, November 30 at 8 a.m. CT.

Register for Web Training on Customizing Your Site's Design

Friday, November 06, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
10:00 - 11:00 AM Central Time
 
Learn how to use the Design Manager to make stock designs your own. Personalize an existing stock design with your photos, colors and personal touches. Transform any design into a custom design just for you - all from what you'll learn during this event.
 

Choosing a Domain Name

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Choosing a domain name is one of those decisions that has far-reaching impact. Ideally, you will promote your domain name on all printed material as well as your advertising and marketing materials – even the sides of your ministry vehicles. So, how will you choose?
 
Domain names have to be typed, so keep yours short and easy to remember. While we all like “unique,” you wouldn’t want something so out of the ordinary that a person has to study the Web address character by character in order to type it into the browser.
 
Be aware that you’ll be giving this address over the phone, perhaps in radio commercials, and spelling counts – so beware of special characters that don’t translate well when you’re speaking them.
 

Register for Web Training on Managing Images

Thursday, October 22, 2009 View Comments Comments (0)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
2:00 - 3:00 PM Central Time
 
Do the images on your pages load slowly?  Do you find yourself needing more storage space on your site? Have you had trouble with the placement of images on your pages?
The first in a series of web sessions dealing with media, this session will cover how to manage images including graphics and photos.  Attend this session to get answers these questions and more.