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Re: the FOSDEM 2009 videos are ready - now I need FTP space (got it)

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: the FOSDEM 2009 videos are ready - now I need FTP space (got it)
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 18:51:15 +0100

Am 27.01.2010 um 17:59 schrieb Nicolas Roard:

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
<address@hidden> wrote:
After almost a year I finally finished editing the recordings from last
years GNUstep developers room.

At first I wanted to upload the videos to some video portal (youtube, vimeo or something else) myself. Then I realized that youtube is not an option since it limits the length of uploaded video to 10 minutes for average users (there are longer videos on youtube - I just don't how they did this). And vimeo is also not an option: here a file size limit kicks in, you get only 500MB per week as a free user - this is less than the size of a single video
I've got.

Fortunately the FOSDEM people offered help here (thanks go especially to Christophe Vandeplas). They have a youtube account where they will upload my
videos. The videos will also be available at video.fosdem.org

My problem now is:

How do I get those files to the FOSDEM people in a timely manner (e.g.
asap). FOSDEM doesn't have machines that support ftp. They prefer to
download it themselves from some ftp or http site.

Does GNUstep maintain a ftp site where I can put the videos just for the download by the FOSDEM people (after the videos are downloaded they can be
removed again)?

I've got 10 videos, about 40 to 60 minutes each. That results in file sizes ranging from 670MB to 1,39GB (all videos together amount to 9,04GB and are
in H.264 format in a .mov container).

Maybe if you generate smaller resolution videos ?

That would be difficult. The quality of the source material is very poor (changing exposure and white balance, oversaturated colors, low audio level, noisy) so it doesn't compress very good. I tried my very best to improve the quality at least a bit (this is part of the reason the editing took so long) and if I increase the compression the already visible artifacts would become really disturbing.

The poor quality of my footage is the reason why I asked if somebody can bring a dedicated DV-Cam with FireWire cable to FOSDEM. The digital pocket camera I used last year is not very well suited for such a task.

Then you could
upload them on vimeo (that's what I did for the etoile hackathon

Nicolas Roard
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound
they make as they fly by." -- Douglas Adams



p.s.: Meanwhile Christophe Vandeplas of FOSDEM provided me with some of his private ftp space and I already have started uploading the videos. Many thanks to him!

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