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Finally there's a Monday to Sunday Edinburgh Clubbing Guide for all tastes

Not only that, it's downright difficult to find a reliable Edinburgh clubbing guide which regards every night of the week as an opportunity to hit the dancefloor.

For precisely this reason, I put my research goggles on, started pestering lots of people for tips and hints and even cracked out some of my own pathetic Saturday Night Fever-esque dance moves to offer you a comprehensive, Monday to Sunday Edinburgh clubbing guide covering a multitude of musical genres and night scenes!

We have an insatiable appetite for fun in this country. You might not find every dancefloor packed on a Monday or Tuesday night but rest assured that there is an establishment out there playing your style of music to a dance floor of revellers burning off their haggis and black pudding suppers.

I want to make this simple and to-the-point so you have more time to get out there and have some fun. Simply follow the links or scroll down to the genre that interests you most, work out what day it is and read about where the party's at.

We'll start off with Edinburgh's classiest establishments then move onto the best club nights in Edinburgh for students before looking in detail at clubs which offer an eclectic mix of music. There are quite a few options for fans of Indie Rock and alternative music. I'll tell exactly where to go and when for the complementary genres of Pop, Dance and R'n'B before we descend into the vaults of Edinburgh for some Underground beats.

The Up-Market Scene

Magnificent Mondays

If you've got itchy feet on a Monday evening, head over to Lulu at 125b George Street. Their club night 'Decadence' does exactly what it says on the tin. Expect to see Swarovskis embedded in the walls and a beat-responsive dance floor. Doors open at 9pm and it won't cost you a dime to get in before 10pm.

Terrific Tuesdays

The place to be on both Tuesdays and Wednesda ys (in fact, any day of the week if you love the place) is the Opal Lounge at 51a George Street. Frequented by celebrities (including the Sugababes, Kate Moss and Prince William, of all people) the Opal Lounge is generally regarded as the place to be seen in Edinburgh. Expect to pay 5 at the door on a Tuesday in return for a range of reasonably-priced drinks promotions.

Wonderful Wednesdays

Expect lots and lots of 'Chambles', an extremely potent mix of Champagne, Red Bull and Vodka, on Wednesday nights at the Opal Lounge. Be warned! 2 or 3 of those and you'll struggle to climb the four steps back up onto George Street! The resident DJs are highly adept at fusing hip-hop, r 'n' b and party hits to keep you dancing till the wee small hours.

Top-notch Thursdays

Indigo Yard at 7 Charlotte Lane near the West End of Princes Street is a lovely little bar and restaurant. Enjoy some cracking cocktails and have a good blether with your frien ds. With the weekend looming large you might not be able to resist the lure of the numerous classy clubs around the corner on George Street. Oh, and you can do it all al-fresco during the summer months. Perfetto.

Unforgettable Fridays

Below Stairs at 16 Picardy Place is one of the newest and most stylish clubs in Edinburgh. Let's put this into perspective. They serve cocktails in hip-flasks and faberge-style eggs. The club also has a canopy covered outdoor section with cane furniture and shisha pipes. The doors open at 10pm and you must be over 21 to enter.

Super Saturdays

Scott Granger, one of Scotland's leading Djs, regularly works the decks at Shanghai, at 16a George Street. He has remixed tracks for many top R'n'B and Dance artists and is therefore worth the 10 entrance fee alone. Shanghai will transport you to the Far East for the night and certainly will not disappoint.

Quite spiffing Sundays

A quite spi ffing way to round off a hard week's partying (you did go out every night, right?) is to sample a couple of Dragonfly's cocktails at 52 Westport. This award-winning retro hideaway near the Grassmarket boasts a whopping cocktail list and highly-trained barstaff who will come to your table with their ideas and recommendation. It's certainly not a nightclub, but hey, it's God's day, take a break and enjoy this sumptous cocktail bar. And with that, you have your up-market Edinburgh clubbing guide!

For all you insatiable students...

Magnificent Mondays

It might not be everyone's cup of tea but one cannot deny that Monday's student night Why Not at 14 George Street is mighty popular. 5 for a student might seem a little steep but this is George Street and you can expect decent drinks promotions once you get in. The great thing about George Street is that if somewhere doesn't quite take your fancy, you are literally a stone's throw from t he next place. Le Monde is next door and the Opal Lounge is on the other side of the street, for example.

Terrific Tuesdays

One of the most unique aspects of the Shanghai nightclub at 16a George Street is the fact it hosts one of the best student nights in town despite its lofty position at the classy end of the Edinburgh night scene. Enigma is understandably a huge hit amongst students who can soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Edinburgh's sole example of Chinese nightlife in exchange for a few pieces of silver. No <a rel="nofollow" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link/4184261']);" href="">Edinburgh clubbing guide</a> would be complete without it.

Wonderful Wednesdays

In a similar vein to Shanghai, the 'Mansion' night at Below Stairs at 16 Picardy Place enables students to party, drink and dan ce at cut-price rates at one of the city's most up-market clubs. Mansion has gathered quite a following and is considered to be one of the rising stars of the Edinburgh night scene. Doors open at 10pm and keep in mind that the dress code is 'dressy'. That means no trainers, hoodies or South Park t-shirts.

Top-notch Thursdays

The HMV Picture House on Lothian Road is one of the oldest and most impressive venues in the city. Locals will remember this venue as Century 2000 and then Revolution. Nowadays, the Picture House is host to top-class musical acts and club nights. On Thursdays, the 'Octopussy' night offers drinks for as little as 1 and they also have a bouncy castle. Yes, a bouncy castle. Recipe for a beautiful disaster!

Unforgettable Fridays and Super Saturdays

When it comes to the weekend, out-and-out student nights are few and far between for obvious reasons. However, mainstream clubs such as City at 1a Market Street and Ster eo at 28 King's Stables Road offer excellent drinks promotions at the weekend at certain times. In fact, if you are on a tight budget you will be able to find at least one or two drinks which are on offer at most bars and clubs over the weekend. One thing which is difficult to avoid however are the high entrance fees. As always, try to get there before midnight for lower entrance prices and drinks promos!

Quite spiffing Sundays
To wrap up the Edinburgh clubbing guide for students let me say that Lava/Ignite's student night on a Sunday remains the most popular student night of the weekend by quite some distance. The club is situated just off Lothian Road at 3 West Tollcross and is the largest club in Edinburgh. Lava/Ignite consists of many separate areas, bars, dancefloors and balconies which is relatively impressive on the eye. On a Sunday when the students are in town, you can expect to find a queue stretching back around the corner into the next street. A packed Sunday night at Lava/Ignite can be quite an experience and won't set you back much at all.

An eclectic mix - for those who want it all...

Magnificent Mondays

To start off the Edinburgh clubbing guide for those who like to mix it up, let's look at Why Not at 14 George Street. Although Mondays at Why Not are intended for students looking to start a grinding week amongst the books with a bang , you won't be turned away at the door if you're not a student, as long as you arrive early enough. You're guaranteed an eclectic mix of music as the DJs seek to please students with varying musical tastes. It costs 5 to get in and the doors open at 10pm.

Terrific Tuesdays

While being a predominantly student-oriented night, Tuesday nights at Shanghai at 16a George Street are also very popular among non-students keen to take advantage of the cut-price entrance fee and numerous drinks promotions. Edinburgh's ode to Chinese nightlife is regarded as one of the classiest spots in town at weekend charging a whopping 10 for entry. Tuesday night is therefore a great opportunity to experience what is an impressive nightclub and soak up a mix of easy-going house music and mainstream classics.

Wonderful Wednesdays

The Hive at 15 Niddry Street just off the Royal Mile gets its name from its somewhat beehive-like appearance. The low arched stone ceilings create an intimate, sweaty atmosphere especially when the club is full and the numerous separate sections and alleyways give the club an interesting layout and the scope to have a different vibe in each room. On Wednesdays the clubs runs a night called Bangers and Mash playing anything from Pop to Dance to Rock to Trance to Sesame Street. Entry is free before 11pm and 3 thereafter. Their drinks promotions are also very generous.

Top-notch Thursdays

The first day of the week at Ponana at 43b Frederick Street is Thursday. Set slightly below ground in cavernous vaults in the New Town, Ponana has become one of Edinburgh's most popular clubs in recent years. The dance floor at the rear of the club is one of the most intimate and electrifying I've experienced. On a Thursday the doors open at 10.30pm and it will cost you 5 to get in. A crazy cocktail of House, Electro and mainstream chart hits is the order of the day. Consult the bar staff for drinks promos including the deadly Jaegerbombs...

Unforgettable Fridays

The Hive at 15 Niddry Street (see above) also runs an extremely popular and reasonably priced night on a Friday called 'Misfits'. If you get there before 11pm you'll get in for free and most likely avoid the lengthy queue which builds the later it gets. After 11pm it will cost you 4 to get in which is reasonable for a Friday night considering there are many great drinks offers available inside. As with every night at the Hive, expect a very diverse range of music. The Hive is the most eclectic club in Edinburgh.

Super Saturdays

So where do I start with Electric Circus? This place has become very well-known in the Edinburgh area for its uncompromising approach to the karaoke-bar concept. On the left side of the building you will find a number of karaoke 'booths' (small padded cells) where you and your friends can perform your rendition of a dying cat. After someone cr acks out that song from Titantic, head next door into the bar/club area for some live music, a drink and a dance. Electric Circus is the type of place that tries to offer it all and somehow pulls it off. Be warned that the karaoke booths should be reserved in advance and are not cheap...although that probably won't deter the groups of wannabe divas.

Quite spiffing Sundays

While intensely popular amongst the student population, the ultra cheap night at Lava/Ignite on a Sunday attracts a significant number of non-students due to its multi-area layout and impressive mix of musical genres. On a Sunday, you can expect Pop and cheese upstairs on the beat responsive dance floor, Dance and Trance on the main dance floor downstairs and R 'n' B in the back room. Oh, and expect a monster of a queue out the front when the students are in town. My tip - get there early on! The doors open at 10pm.

Indie Rock and Alternative Music

Mag nificent Mondays

I believe it's fitting to start the Edinburgh clubbing guide for rockers with the old stalwart that is Opium, at 71 The Cowgate. Opium has always been and most probably always will be one of the most popular Rock and alternative music joints in this city. So why Monday you say?? Well, Opium is open every night of the week and it's always free to get in, so why not on a Monday!! If you like your spirit mixers and Jgerbombs, you'll be happy to know they are regularly on offer. Oh, and they have a jukebox. Spiffing.

Terrific Tuesdays

There's a reason why I've suggested three different nights at The Hive in this Edinburgh clubbing guide. The setting, inside vaults in the Old Town is very Edinburgh, it's always dirt cheap and their eclectic music policy keeps people coming back for more. On a Tuesday they specialise in every aspect of the Rock genre, whether it's Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Metal or Punk. I can imagine a couple of warm-up drinks at Opium in the Cowgate and a two minute walk up the hill to the Hive would be a rocker's dream.

Wonderful Wednesdays

Interestingly, Espionage at 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, tends to divide the masses. It seems you either love it or you hate it. The bar/club is laid out over 5 floors in an old building not far from the High Street. Espionage tends to be very popular with tourists and foreigners which lends a real multicultural feel to the place. Each floor has a slightly different vibe which enables various events to take place on each floor. In the top bar there's a karaoke night on a Wednesday at 9pm enabling you to show the world (or at least the Old Town of Edinburgh) what you can do.

Top-notch Thursdays

The recently renovated Liquid Room at 9 Victoria Street has been a local favourite for around 10 years. It will be interesting to see how the locals react to the club and live music venue's new look. Thur sday's 'Scream' night will please fans of Electro, Dubstep and House and also those operating on a showstring. If you do in fact have a great time at the Liquid Room, keep an eye out for upcoming gigs featuring some of the world's greatest acts. The Liquid Room will always be a special place for me having seen the wonderful Suede there many years ago. Unfortunately Bernard Butler had left the band by that time...

Unforgettable Fridays

There aren't many places where you can hear Showaddywaddy, Michael Jackson and Bachman Turner Overdrive on the same night. You will not be disappointed by The Citrus Club at 40 Grindlay Street does not disappoint when it comes to musical diversity. If you can get there before 11pm, you'll get in for absolutely nothing while latecomers pay 6. If you grew up in either the 70s, 80s and 90s you'll hear some tunes that will take you right back to your golden years.

Super Saturdays

El Barrio at 119 Rose St reet is the place to go if you're the proud owner of Latin hips. This cracking little latin club is unique in the fact that they blend Latin music with Pop and chart hits while also offering free salsa beginners classes at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays! Throw in some mojitos or any of their cocktails for that matter and you've got a fairly high-octane Saturday night! What's more - it's free to get in.

Quite spiffing Sundays

Got a guitar? A washboard? Any kind of instrument? Espionage (see above) runs an open mike night in their top bar starting at 9pm. If you've had enough of listening to the professional rock stars and fancy cracking out a few of your own tunes, this is the night for you. Once your performance is done, you can spend time with your adoring fans and groupies exploring the 5 floors Espionage has to offer.

Pop, Dance and R'n'B

Magnificent Mondays

Espionage at 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, r uns an R 'n' B, Hip-Hop and Dancehall night every Monday. If this is your musical preference, why not get the week off to a swinging start? It's free to get in and drinks offers start at 1.50. Espionage aims to promote the freshest tracks from the R 'n' B genre and hand the decks over to Edinburgh's best up-and-coming DJs.

Terrific Tuesdays

The infamous 'Flirty' night at Stereo, 28 King's Stables Road, is based on the unique concept of text-flirting. Upon entering the club you are provided with a 'flirt' number with which you can flirt and be flirted with. The messages are then displayed on the screens around the club. If this is not your thing/is too much hassle/you don't have a phone...strut your stuff on the dance floor to a slick mix of R 'n' B, Hip-Hop and chart hits and don't forget to check out the ber-white 'white room' on the second floor. If you are a student, entry is free before midnight and 2 thereafter. For everyone else it costs 4, howeve r, most drinks are 1 all night. Not bad at all...

Wonderful Wednesdays

To be completely honest, seeing as Vodka Revolution at 30 Chambers Street is open every night of the week and has a varied music policy centering around the R 'n' B and Pop genres, you could turn up there any night and have a great time. In this Edinburgh clubbing guide, I've suggested Vodka Rev for a Wednesday, however, because it's 'Steak Night' and who doesn't like affordable steaks? Vodka Rev has a bar and restaurant on the ground floor and a pulsating bar with a dance floor downstairs. Oh, and it is always free to get in!

Top-notch Thursdays

Ponana at 43b Frederick Street runs a cracking Thursday night to start off your 4-day weekend (if you're that lucky...). Party hard on the tight, intimate dance floor at the rear of the club to your favourite mainstream chart hits but expect the DJs to weave in a solid dose of House and Electro as well. The arched stone ceilings really give you the impression you are in a grotto full of treasure. For many, that treasure will be the Jgerbombs that are on offer at the barthroughout the night. Doors open at 10.30pm and the entrance fee is 5.

Unforgettable Fridays

City at 1a Market Street is extremely popular on a Friday night amongst those looking for all things Pop, Dance and R 'n' B. You can get in for 2 before 11pm which is pretty darn good for a Friday night and you'll be greeted by a decent selection of drinks promotions inside. City is one of Edinburgh's biggest and most modern clubs and boasts an impressive layout with numerous levels podiums, balconies, nooks and crannies.

Super Saturdays

Relax in the upper lounge, chill out in the vodka lounge or grab yourselves a booth next to the dance floor. Vodka Revolution (see above) has all that and more. You could treat yourselves to one of the meal offers upstairs in the restaurant before heading downstairs to the main bar and dancing area. If you are a vodka connoisseur, don't forget to check out the vodka lounge in the back area. Keep in mind that this bar/club hybrid closes at 1am. Don't let this deter you however. If you want to keep going, the night clubs City, Stereo and GRV are within walking distance as is the Cowgate and the Grassmarket!

Quite spiffing Sundays

As this section of the Edinburgh clubbing guide is all about Pop, Dance and R 'n' B, I would absolutely no qualms about putting forward Lava/Ignite as your clubbing choice for Sunday night. Yes, it is very busy. Yes, the vast majority of the revellers are students. Yet it is bafflingly cheap and has a separate area devoted to each of our musical genres. If you're in need of some cheese, head upstairs. Fancy an epileptic light show on the Dance and Trance dance floor? Head downstairs to the main arena. Want to relax with a drink and some chilled-out Hip-Hop beats? The back room is for you. Just make sure you get there early to make sure you get in. When the students are in town, it's extremely popular.

Underground/House - welcome to the vaults...

To wrap up the Edinburgh clubbing guide, those looking for a taste of the grimy underground scene have to...well...get underground! The Old Town of Edinburgh is full of vaults where people once lived, worked and died; many of which are now used for ghost tours, bars and clubs. Changed days! The Underground music scene in Edinburgh is dominated by Cabaret Voltaire at 36 Blair Street, which is open 7 nights a week and The GRV at 37 Guthrie Street.

As is the case with most underground, alternative and live music bars and clubs, the program at The GRV and Cabaret Voltaire is often subject to change and one-off events are common. Therefore I recommend consulting the websites of both clubs to find out exactly what is going on.

On Fridays at The GRV you can exp ect Techno, Electronica and Dubstep starting at 11pm. Entry usually costs 3 before midnight and 4 thereafter. The GRV is also able to host gigs, DJs and various club nights at the click of a finger. The excellent sound system, stage, creative bar area and air conditioning are all almost brand new.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cabaret Voltaire it's free to get in all night long. The Tuesday DJs specialise in Drum and Bass whereas Thursday's 'Sick Note' club tends to be slightly more expansive, covering Electro, Indie, Bassline and House. At the weekend the Cabaret Voltaire runs a number of different club nights which tend to take place monthly or fortnightly. It will cost you significantly more to get in at the weekends, typically between 5-10. However, in return you will be entertained by some of Scotland's most talented Underground and House DJs.

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Commission theft is the biggest fear for most affiliate marketers. Link cloaking software has emerged as a great solution to protect your affiliate links and the subsequent commissions. Think of a situation where the user gets convinced to buy your product, but the moment they recognize that it is actually an affiliate product and purchasing the same will help you earn some commission, they will simply sign up for that affiliate program themselves and use their own affiliate URL to make the purchase. This way, all your efforts go in vain. The amount of commission that you deserve to get goes into someone else's pocket. The use of an affiliate link cloaking software program will protect your link form hijacking and bypassing.

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Bypassing is the term that is used when a person directly uses the website address instead of your affiliate URL to make the purchase. Affiliate links are very easy to recognize. It is a common tendency for people to hate clicking on suspicious links. They do not want the products to be sold out to them. Even if they are convinced with the benefits of buying the product, the moment they recognize that it is an affiliate link, they consider it as a sales pitch. In that case, they go directly to the product's main selling site instead of following your affiliate link. This way, you are deprived of the commission you deserve to get. But, you can secure your commission by using a good affiliate link cloaking software program. The program will hide the link's actual identity and the user will not be able to recognize that it is actually an affiliate link.
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Digital Video Formats-Codecs Compression and CCTV Video

Digital video, which has many formats, is a highly beneficial tool. Businesses can tap into its neglected power for Internet marketing (the process of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service 24/7 on the Internet). There is no better way to sell in a global market that makes purchases 24 hours a day than with a well designed website that includes this beneficial tool. It is also involved in many litigation cases and is quickly finding its way into court rooms around the world.

In the following paragraphs, my goal is to help you understand digital video with regard to closed circuit television systems and its many formats.

In its simplest terms, digital video can be defined as a video that has been recorded using a software program and digitally stored in a computer. A CCTV system is a computer. That digitized information can be controlled from a computer and displayed directly on a computer monitor.

All current digital video file formats, which are listed below, are based on PCM or Pulse-code modulation. PCM is a digital representation of an analog signal where the magnitude of the signal is sampled regularly at uniform intervals, then quantized to a series of symbols in a numeric form (usually based on binary code).

Here is a brief catalog of digital video file types so you better understand how it is used.

CCIR 601 (or RE 601) is a file used for broadcast television stations because of the analogue and digital television conversion. This digital video file format converts and encodes interlaced analogue video signals into digital video.

In the old days, television commercials were first distributed on analogue first, then digital tape. Today, TV commercials can be distributed over wireless networks electronically using digital video technology.

Services like SpotMixer allow businesses to create their own commercials on line and distribute them over a plethora of media, including television and the internet.

MPEG-4 is good for online distribution of large videos and video recorded to flash memory. This is a digital format used for video iPods and uploading to YouTube and other social media networks, but keep reading.

MPEG-2 (used for DVDs) is a digital file format used to make DVDs. An MPEG-2 digital video file burned onto a DVD will play video on a DVD player and computer provided the computer has the ability to play DVDs. Some computers with older DVD technology will have difficulty reading DVDs that have been burned with newer technology.

MPEG-1 is used for video CDs and was the first digital video format that was mass marketed. It is rarely used today but occasionally pops up. Many DVD players will play MPEG-1, but not all can read this digital file format.

H.261 was the first truly practical digital video coding standard. In fact, all subsequent international encoding like MPEG-1, H.262, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4, and H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) have been based closely on the H.261 design, which is now seldom used.

H.263 is a video codec standard originally designed as a low-bit rate compressed format for videoconferencing. H.263 has since found many applications on the internet: much Flash Video content (as used on sites such as YouTube, Google Video, MySpace, etc.) is encoded in this format.

The original version of Real Video (which I recommend you run away from) was based on H.263 until the release of Real Video 8. In other words, I tell you about H.263 so you can see the legacy.

H.264, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10 or as AVC, is the next enhanced codec developed for sharing digital video on the internet. H.264 provides a significant improvement in capability beyond H.263. The H.263 standard is now considered primarily a legacy design (although this is a recent development).

Most new videoconferencing products now include H.264 as well as H.263 and H.261 capabilities. Primeau Productions uses H 264 digital video in a Quicktime format to send to webmasters for use in encoding Flash video on client websites.

Here is the bottom line: the files above are created using computersincluding CCTV systemsand can be viewed with video editing software and digital video file converters.

H.264 technology is an excellent beginning file format for creating Flash video. Video editing software programs can output various sizes of H.264 and be used several ways:

1. A source digital video file to create a Flash video for your website
2. A digital video file that can be emailed
3. A digital video file that can be uploaded to social media like YouTube, Yahoo and Viemo
4. To view a converted CCTV video codec in court

Flash video is a web-based digital video player. It is cross platform, which is why I recommend its use for digital video content delivery on your website.

Although many editing programs like Final Cut, Vegas and Premiere are capable of exporting finished video productions in Flash video (.FLV), there is more to creating a complete Flash video than just the video file.

When a digital video file is created like a H.264 (encoded to specifications of under 10 minutes and 1Gig) and uploaded to YouTube, Yahoo, MetaCafe, and Viemo, the H.264 file is converted to Flash video during the uploading process.

Many services that post PR video on their websites now only accept Flash Video (.FLV) files. HTML 5 is out and nearly taking over flash, but it still has a way to go.

If you are interested in posting a Flash video on your website, the following are the components you need in addition to the .FLV video file:

1. The.html portion the html webpage that loads the flash player
2. The .swf portion the compiled flash file for web (contains the flash video player)
3. The .flv portion the actual video file for the flash player
4. ac_runactivecontent.js -the javascript file that loads the player into browsers

A non-video-production-based software program made by Adobe called Flash is used to create graphics and video for websites.

Flash Video is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player. The format has quickly established itself as the format of choice for embedded video on the web. Notable users of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo, MetaCafe, Viemo,, and many other news providers.

Flash Video is viewable on most operating systems, via the widely available Adobe Flash Player.

Lastly, Theora standardized is still in development and not used very often, but still worth mentioning to complete your understanding of the various file formats available today.

As a take away, remember the importance of an understanding of the file formats and multiple uses for digital video.

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