Webcasting the tech meets?

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 09:53:47 GMT 2011

On 11 Mar 2011, at 09:01, Leo Lapworth wrote:

> 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).

People seem to like live stuff. Some weird psychological immediacy thing.

Also, balls to the linux/ffmpeg thing. Stop being hippies and use Ustream.tv.
It was good enough for our wedding which we livecast and got a couple of hundred
viewers worldwide.

> 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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