[Ubuntu-US-CA] UDS archives

Greg Grossmeier greg at grossmeier.net
Thu Apr 12 14:16:43 UTC 2012


Hi Tony,

I forwarded your message to a buddy who works on UDS planning.  I'll let you / the list know if he has any advice or anything is changed.

Best,

Greg




Tony Baechler <tony.baechler at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>I realize that this has nothing to do with UDS registration, but the
>mail 
>reminded me of something which has bothered me for a while.
>
>How can one get complete downloadable archives?  Before people tell me
>to go 
>to YouTube, let me explain.  I'm totally blind and I really don't want
>the 
>video.  I just throw the video away anyway and extract the audio
>stream.  I 
>know that there is an audio mirror, but it's not official and is a
>capture 
>of the live mp3 streams.  While there seems to be a lot of material
>there, 
>(16 GB per summit) some sessions are incomplete and/or broken and some
>are 
>missing audio, so you have a silent mp3 file.  Also, YouTube downloads
>are 
>very slow and problematic, even with youtube-dl.
>
>If you look at the Linux.Conf.Au archives, the Debian conference videos
>and 
>FOSDEM videos, they're all nicely downloadable and it isn't hard to
>extract 
>the audio.  I really wish Ubuntu would do something similar for UDS 
>archives.  They do have video of a couple from quite a while ago, but 
>nothing recent.  For the last two, I've used the unofficial mirror, but
>I 
>know that one of them (N or O, I'm not remembering) is missing half of
>the 
>content and prior summits aren't there at all.
>
>Does anyone here have any suggestions or ideas?  Could someone perhaps
>talk 
>to the UDS people in charge to get them to set up a mirror system for
>the 
>video archives?  I unfortunately don't have the bandwidth to host such
>a 
>mirror, but I would be happy to upload the extracted audio somewhere
>for 
>others who don't want or need the video.
>
>Thanks for any ideas or suggestions that you might have.  If I can help
>
>somehow, please let me know.
>
>
>
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