Why create an overview of screencasts and videocasts?
As a beginner, I find screencasts and videocasts very useful to learn more about installation and features. In addition, video demonstrations show you exactly how certain modules work without having to install them. As a consequence, I have started to collect links to various video resources. It seems would help the marketing efforts to make it easy for people new to Drupal to find a great variety of Drupal screencasts and videos in general.
When available, I will list two links per screencast. The first link will be the link to the page about the screencast. The second link will be a ´hot´ link directly to the video file. This hot link may not always work when websites have hot link protection enabled.
An overview of screencasts
Drupal Mashup Machine about the modules: Google maps, Content Creation Kit (CCK), Views, Node Import, GMaps, Location
Creating a Static Site in Drupal with a Menu (Drupal 4.6.6)
Other Drupal videos: Conferences, User meetups
Audio and video recordings of the 2005 Drupal conference
The audio and video recordings of the 2005 Drupal conference are all BitTorent downloads for which you need to have BitTorent installed, which can be downloaded for free at http://www.bittorrent.com/.
Overview page of 2005 Drupal conference
The state and future of Drupal - Dries Buytaert (42.3 MB)
Theme development - Steven Wittens (41.5 MB)
Metadata-driven workflow - John VanDyk (65.3 MB)
The content construction kit - Jonathan Chaffer (70.2 MB)
Multimedia in Drupal - James Walker (47.6 MB)
Drupal as an e-commerce platform - Matt Westgate (30.8 MB)
100% availability, scalability and security with Drupal - David 'Kat' Monosov (63.4 MB)
Drupal as a contact relationship management platform - Neil Drumm (40.9 MB)
Closing debate (14.7 MB)
Drupal video repositories
Drupal repositories you may find useful to find future screencasts and videocasts.
Video node type and video tagging on Drupal
Perhaps the Drupal community can agree on a common tagging term that would allow all screencasts to automatically be listed in a Drupal screencast directory even when the screencast are not hosted on Drupal?
I can also imagine creating a new node type on Drupal.org called screencasts in addition to the node types pages, forums, etc.. This screencast node type would have several fields specific to screencasts, i.e.
- Version of Drupal
- Modules (other than core modules) used in screencast
- Link to extended description/documentation
- direct link to screencast
- Bittorent link
- Movie file format
- File size
As far as creating screencasts goes, I don't have any experience. The Wikipedia page on screencasts looks interesting though.
P.s. I have tried to include as many screencasts as I could find, but obviously I may have missed quite a few. If you post a comment about the ones I have missed I will add them to the list above.