Webcasting the tech meets?

Leo Lapworth leo at cuckoo.org
Fri Mar 11 09:01:38 GMT 2011

On 11 March 2011 08:53, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> On 11 Mar 2011, at 08:42, Jason Clifford wrote:
>> How about a single stream webcast from the venue which is then proxied
>> by an external host which doesn't have the same bandwidth or other
>> resource limits?
> Yeah, it's pretty easy to whack that pipeline together (if you have the bits in both senses). Linux laptop, webcam, ffmpeg, script in $language, server.

And when we have a meeting in a Pub with no internet? - or the venu doesn't
allow non-employees on their network - etc etc etc

I'm not sure what the advantage of a live webcast is over someone uploading it
the next day? It would also be better to have it available for
posterity rather than just live (I'm sure both
could be done).

I'd rather not put extra requirements on a venu (which is hard enough
to find as it is)
and asking our kind hosts to provide more facilities could be an imposition.

That said - if a venu is happy enough for this and someone has the
time to sort it all....

Although if someone has all this time, maybe they could write a talk instead :)

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