[IMC-Video] P2P TV BETA testing
hamish at riseup.net
Mon Jul 10 14:32:45 PDT 2006
Hi alt-video makers,
An update on the offlineTV project, the testing is going very well - we have
had around 100 users and it just works, now we need to try with 1,000 which
should work better - recone our current setup will scale to 10,000 with no
problem and probely 100,000 with a little more infrustructer.
Its looking like the tecnolagy can be a HUGE secsess - but the are still a
lot of organisational and funding problems which need thinking about and
Here is an outline txt:
The Revolution in Internet TV (BETA)
Oxford activists Hamish Campbell and Richard Hering from Undercurrents have
kick-started a radical TV station called OfflineTV. It uses the
revolutionary new peer-to-peer open source project Democracy Player.
OfflineTV is innovative because it brings together a number of tried and
tested technologies (P2P, RSS, broadband) to make a really user-friendly
internet TV interface. It has the capacity to scale from hundreds to
thousands and hundreds of thousands viewers in full-screen quality. The
other crucial thing is the content: the best of politically radical
underground video on direct action, social justice, and the environment.
This version is now beta-testing.
Two channels are already up and running:
To watch these channels, download Democracy Player
(http://www.getdemocracy.com/) Then search for Undercurrents inside
Democracy Player and subscribe to each channel.
OfflineTV (http://www.undercurrents.org/OfflineTV/library.php?i=2) - a
quality-controlled screening of the best of what's out there in radical
News from the Balkans
(http://www.undercurrents.org/OfflineTV/library.php?i=4) - the first
regional network of what will hopefully be many similar networks around the
world. NfB gives a radical voice to this region which is so mis-reported by
the corporate media. This project is being launched out of the video
workshops in the EYFA Art and Activism caravan, but we hope to create a
permanent network of radical film makers posting regular reports.
And calling all video activists: if you've got a funky report about anything
anywhere, post it to the Scratch Channel
Please post this around your networks to get radical video out there.
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