(Please see note at end of this post.)
I've just put up a test 'videocast' to establish whether I have got the technicalities worked out. The good news is that it seems to work so I may possibly take this a little further in due course. The test is only 31 seconds long, but of course uses quite a lot of bandwidth; currently it is hosted on my own main website's server, but if I decide to go ahead with this I will probably start uploading my videocasts to YouTube, as most other people do. On my browser it opens up Windows Media Player - presumably it should work for anyone who has this installed.
Click on the 'LATEST PODCAST' link on the right to see the test videocast - any comments about viewability and audibility will be welcome. Of course I didn't have the benefits of a make-up artist to apply 'pancake' before making my debut, nor have I made any other special effort with my dress or appearance - I hope it's not too frightening!
Note: The test videocast link has now been disabled as the test is complete - thanks.