[IMC-Satellite] Newsreal Archive Encoding
hazmat at ethang.org
Sun Apr 24 12:17:53 PDT 2005
Thanks to everybody who made contact for the Newsreal roll-call, those
who haven't yet, please tell us who you are, and describe your interest
in helping the network grow.
I feel that the most pressing task is to get the Newsreal archives
available online. We should agree on a few encoding methods and get
those videos posted and linked on the Newsreal site ASAP.
Mark- How many of the tapes do you have? Can you concentrate on encoding
the past shows so we can get a complete archive?
Tony has volunteered to encode future programs, so maybe we should split
those two tasks since they're going to be time-consuming. How does that
Regarding encoding methods - can we get some video techs to speak up on
the most usable formats? I'd suggest posting at least two different
versions, a full-broadcast version and a smaller web streaming version.
Should we offer those in .mov, .rm, .avi or another format?
Here are some ideas on the forefront of video publishing:
Bittorrent is a powerful new protocol for distributing files, and I
think it would be useful to encode and offer our programs in this format
for broad distribution. (http://www.bittorrent.com/protocol.html)
Blog Torrent is a publishing forum that utilizes Bittorrent, but makes
it even easier for the end user. (http://www.blogtorrent.com/)
We could set these up and provide documentation for both producers and
consumers of our program. Any thoughts on that? If you have any
experience with these, could you describe how it worked for you?
Lotus suggested a good idea on streamlining the segment submission
process, such as having online submission forms where producers could
submit their segment information (and hopefully upload their content or
send a link to it). I think that's a great idea, if there's no
objection I say let's move on that. Lotus can you offer a time line of
how & when we could start implementing that?
What am I forgetting or ignoring? Please speak up with your ideas and
hazmat at ethang.org
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