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Re: Hosting Linux Fest Northwest Videos on torrent



On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 06:34:45PM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> A team of folks took videos of various talks at Linux Fest Northwest.
> They want to offer direct downloads as an alternative to the flash based
> streams available at ustream.tv.  I have tentatively offered (with
> stated caveat that Infrastructure had to approve) hosting space on the/a
> torrent server for these videos.

Would these be torrented, or http direct download?

I thought the deal with the new torrent server was that we got disk
space and bandwidth to host torrents, not direct downloads.
 
> I don't yet have an estimate on the total size, but there are 12~
> videos, all somewhere around an hour in length.  It may be a while yet
> before they're all re-encoded into our preferred format (.ogg) but I
> wanted to get the ball rolling here.
> 
> Is this something Fedora (Infrastructure) would be willing to provide?

Hosting videos has come up a few times.  We host videos from FUDCon
because it's our event, but have not the infrastructure to host
significant amounts of video - it gets expensive (disk and bandwith
both) in a hurry, and so far we haven't found a sponsor willing to
underwrite this.

archive.org may be a good place to try hosting these.

Thanks,
Matt

-- 
Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux


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