Lots more fun with the little Eee PC; I've used the webcam to capture a 40 sec video, then saved this as a WMV movie. (Windows Media Player doesn't do more generic formats, surprise surprise.)
I then uploaded that to MediaConvert, a wonderful free file conversion site, specified conversion to MP4, and a few minutes later I was able to download the converted file, ready to go to YouTube. However, this piece of babble won't get posted there, as it is just a test; but it's nice to know that it's possible.
There's been a body found in the river, just a block from our house; it seems the corpse is a prostitute with a drug-user past. It's just three years since a similar gruesome find.