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Linux.conf.au 2012 videos available
Posted Jan 23, 2012 23:08 UTC (Mon) by guest01 (guest, #25274)
Those easy links
Posted Jan 24, 2012 1:34 UTC (Tue) by sladen (subscriber, #27402)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 3:25 UTC (Tue) by malcolmt (guest, #65441)
The organisers made a point of collecting links to slides from speakers and the email we (speakers) received when our video was initially uploaded to YouTube is that the videos will also eventually be placed on the linux.org.au website. So the intention appears to be there. What's on YouTube is available only a couple of days after the event for those who are eager; other formats appear set to be provided in due course.
Posted Jan 26, 2012 13:22 UTC (Thu) by salimma (subscriber, #34460)
Posted Jan 30, 2012 21:10 UTC (Mon) by acoopersmith (subscriber, #72107)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 4:45 UTC (Tue) by gnehzuil (guest, #58176)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 5:15 UTC (Tue) by ras (subscriber, #33059)
They should also start appearing at http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linux.conf.au/ at the same time.
Posted Jan 24, 2012 8:18 UTC (Tue) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 11:09 UTC (Tue) by ras (subscriber, #33059)
Besides, our excuse is it wasn't us, it was the those Kiwi's.
Posted Jan 24, 2012 22:11 UTC (Tue) by PaulWay (✭ supporter ✭, #45600)
Personally I don't see the point of live streaming. Either come to the conference, or wait for the videos. So to me having it in Silverlight was a handy rude gesture to those that don't want to come to the conference but want to enjoy it in real time :-)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 22:38 UTC (Tue) by rillian (subscriber, #11344)
Personally I don't see the point of live streaming. Either come to the conference, or wait for the videos.
Not everyone can attend the conference. They may have other commitments, financial or travel restrictions, insufficiently broad interest, and so on. Video streams makes the event more inclusive, which is a primary value in our community.
It's also helpful to have the videos available during the conference, not a week (or a month!) later. During the conference is when people are talking about the issues, about what they've heard. It's when the buzz is happening. I often want to send links to folks who didn't attend, but would be interested in a particular talk.
At the conference, Tim Ansell made some excellent points in this vein as well:
In short, I think putting a fence around a linux conference is the wrong way to approach the problem. People want to come in person because it's an awesome environment. The streams help the community participate together, whether any particular person was able to attend or not.
Posted Jan 26, 2012 9:10 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jan 24, 2012 12:50 UTC (Tue) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
The torrent includes both the .ogv and .mp4 versions, but feel free to turn off whichever version you don't want in your torrent client.
Posted Jan 24, 2012 16:53 UTC (Tue) by riot_dd (subscriber, #55338)
Now on archive.org in webm format
Posted Jan 25, 2012 0:43 UTC (Wed) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
Posted Jan 25, 2012 8:37 UTC (Wed) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
Considering that YouTube transcodes natively to webm (to support the HTML5 player), why not simply grab YouTube's webm files, which have gone through only one level of encoding from the original rather than two?
Posted Jan 25, 2012 16:59 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 25, 2012 17:27 UTC (Wed) by dowdle (subscriber, #659)
The originals, so far as I can tell, were done at 640x480. Perhaps other releases (non-YouTube) are available in higher resolutions.
Now having written all of that... I DO NOT WANT high quality / high resolution versions of these videos. Why? Download time and disk storage space. I did actually reduce the bitrate to 300kbit. Made them a bit smaller. The quality is still good enough to hear and see the slides... and that's what's important. It really isn't a bad idea to have higher quality versions available on archive.org... but it was hard enough uploading the ~12GBs I already uploaded. :)
Posted Jan 26, 2012 0:27 UTC (Thu) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
If you tried to grab them immediately after they appeared on YouTube, the transcode might not have happened yet.
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