I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.
I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.
Rant: The pains of publishing talks
I've just spent about 16 hours in utter frustration trying to publish my dinner keynote from OSDC 2007. Normally I'd use SlideShare for this, as I've done with some previous talks, but I've found it simply can't handle my presentation. Here's why:
So, I thought I'd do things the old fashioned way. I'll grab my audio, drop it into some video editing software, import my slides (as images or whatever), and tweak the timings.
However everything I've found is buggy, completely sucks in the usability department, or both.
I use Windows on my laptop, and thought that the Windows Movie Maker might do a passable job. It looks like it should do a passable job, but it crashes whenever I try to move more than eight slides into my project. I've tried to use Jashaka, but I've found the interface to be opaque, and nothing to work how I expect. My futile attempts at searching for something decent has resulted in large lists of what look like dodgy commercial tools, or unfinished FOSS projects.
I swear things shouldn't be this hard.
So, this is a lazyweb post. What free (as in beer or speech, for Windows or Linux) software would you recommend for taking an mp3 file, adding a bunch of images (or OOo slides), adjusting the timings, and outputting a file format I can upload to youtube or google video? If you're reading this on use.perl, then feel free to add your comments there, otherwise drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.