[Linux-aus] LUG Videoing Grants Proposal

daniel sobey dns_server at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 9 12:45:36 UTC 2008

You can build a youtube like experience with the
Firefox Annodex plug in.
Have a look at the video from linux.conf.au

Though the fate of ogg/theora as the base video format
in html 5 is still under discussion. There are some
builds of firefox that have the ability to play ogg.

It may be a good idea if there is bandwith to support
lots of formats. I have heard that youtube does allow
theora video to be uploaded so you could also just use

--- Paul TBBle Hampson <Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 05:41:01PM +1000, Anthony
> Towns wrote:
> >  - We host all the published videos on
> mirror.linux.org.au, along with a
> >    vidcast feed
> Just caught up on the original thread, but couldn't
> then find a good
> place to suggest this.
> It'd be nice if a low-bitrate .flv file was also
> available, for
> embedding in blogs ala Youtube et al.
> It doesn't have to be Flash video, but I'd certainly
> suggest it be
> something that you can play with an embedded Flash
> player or similar, to
> try and keep the client-side requirements down...
> I've not played with
> much embedded video in blogs, so if just embedding
> the media directly in
> a blog, and letting vlc or the MS media player or
> whatever's hooked up
> handle it works, great.
> What'd be really nice is (and I don't know how good
> Ogg Theora is at
> low-bandwidth of this level off hand) a Flash-based
> Ogg Theora player
> that falls back in the no-Flash case to being an
> embedded file to let
> the user's local player stream it.
> I dunno if there is an Ogg Theora codec for Flash,
> but I'd be happy to
> have a poke around and do some research if this
> seems like a good idea.
> And of course, I suppose this requires that Gnash be
> doing a good enough
> job that we're not being rudely exclusive towards
> the many non-x86 Linux
> and other non-Adobe-supported users out there.
> It'd be nice to be able to point people at a URL
> where they can watch
> the video rather than requiring them to download the
> whole file.
> Experience at work suggests that even when I grab
> Youtube videos for
> people so that everyone in the office doesn't have
> to hit the URL
> posted, most people won't bother playing the
> downloaded file, but will
> just click the original link.
> Of course, the mirror admins might have some
> thoughts on this, maybe not
> wanting to become LinuxTube... ^_^
> Hmm. Does Google Video or YouTube already fill this
> niche for people?
> Are people willing to just upload LUG videos and
> suchlike to YouTube?
> That'd fulfil this use-case too, but without the
> Theora angle.
> On a side note, it'd be nice if someone was also
> archiving the original
> recording (although I dunno how big that is...) in
> case re-encoding is
> needed, in case of the aforementioned explosive
> destruction of the ANU.
> -- 
> Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
> Very-later-year Asian Studies student, ANU
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> Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
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> did,
> we'd be running around in darkened rooms, popping
> pills and
> listening to repetitive music.
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