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Re: Mission: Video blogging Fedora screencasts for use in Miro

On Wed, 21 May 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

Who's up to the challenge of creating an experimental rss feed for
Fedora tutorial screencasts in theora that we can use in miro out of
the box in Fedora 9?

I've been trying to find a spare machine at work to host this sort of
thing... but I've just utterly failed.  I was hoping to surprise
everyone with a workable demo that you could submit theora vids to for
me to host as a starting point for figuring out how to really deal
with open video content in a user accessible way.  I think miro is a
workable solution.  But I've failed to deliver.

So now I'm asking everyone on this list for help.

Can someone put together a simple rss feed with just a couple of theora videos that miro understands as a channel? It doesn't have to be a huge hosting commitment. We don't need to start with a Broadcast Machine implementation and use Miro's inherent ability to speak torrent. We should be able to demo a feed using video houses in Fedora's people space.

Once we have that, we can figure out how best to host additional screencast material as part of our Project communication strategy. I think doing torrents might make some sense, but we have to talk with infrastructure concerning hosting space requirements. And we'll have to figure out how the access control model we want to use...well I should say 'you' want to use. I'm very sure that the policy with regard to editorial control of an official Fedora video feed should be in the hands of the marketeers with input from docs and translators.

Once we have that, we can move on beyond screencasts into web camera interviews and so on and so on.

So who's game. I really have to apologize for not having the time to get a hosting instance together for videos as a starting point for a full discussion.

If you can point me to:

(a) A cheatsheet on how to set this up;
(b) A couple of smallish videos;

I can give it a shot. I'll put my personal web space on the line to get us started.


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