Eric Dantan Rzewnicki
eric at zhevny.com
Mon Feb 9 18:27:21 EST 2009
On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 05:44:15AM -0500, Rich Goodwin wrote:
> There has been an offline discussion that I think warrants some online
> The NOVALUG meetings have been recorded over the years and either
> transferred to VHS tape or DVD. Availability of the recordings has been
> dependent upon a librarian physically being at the monthly meeting and
> you being there to borrow the recording and return it.
> The question was raised about posting to YouTube or some other place. I
> am not opposed as long as all involved - speakers and attendees, are in
> full agreement. Having physical media limits the distribution
> technically which, without written permission from all attendees, is a
> good thing. I personally do not wish to infringe on anyone's privacy by
> posting his/her image/voice without their express acknowledgement.
> Then JR, have to give credit here, asked about TuxFlix. A meeting
> download repository for NOVALUG members. Would there be interest? What
> would be the preferred/acceptable resolution?? This could lead to a
> minor donation being needed if bandwidth consumption becomes an issue.
> So, is there any interest in a TuxFlix??
I don't have time at the moment to read this thread. But, I want to
chime in with an offer to do some amount of the work involved in
transferring vhs and other formats to disk and converting to theora. I
personally feel that this is the best appropriate format for a LUGs
content to be made available.
Second suggestion would be that the system for deliver be medaiWiki
w/the metavid extension. This provides a way for the content to be made
searchable, for clips to be defined by the community and all the general
wiki-ness that a wiki provides.
Sorry to be in a rush, hopefully later this week I can contribute more
to the thread. In general though, online video repo in any form votes++.
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