Video transcoding progressing
Transcoding of our videos is making progress. We're not finished yet, however, and your help is welcome!
There are many transcoded videos already visible on our video archive. However, some videos do have issues, and we have neither the time nor the manpower to review all videos in minute detail.
We would therefore like to ask for some help from the community: if you see some issues with one or more videos on the video archive, it would be helpful if you could inform us.
Examples of problems we've so far encountered include:
- Misassociation (a video named after one talk actually containing another)
- Missing audio (image, but no sound, or static rather than sound)
- Incorrect timings (the talk starts many minutes before or after the start of the video
It's of course also possible that there are other issues which we've not yet identified.
All reports of issues are welcome on the video mailinglist.
First videos are online
The first two videos have been released
The video of the opening talk and of the first main track in Janson have been released. To watch them, either follow the links above with a browser that supports the HTML5 <video> element and the WebM format, or go to the video server where you can manually download them.
The other videos will be transcoded and uploaded as soon as they are ready, so please bear with us for a while longer. We will make one further announcement when all videos have been transcoded and are ready.
In case of problems, do not hesitate to contact us.
The videos are not online yet, despite what you might think.
As we've been recording a lot more videos than in past years, we also have a lot more work ensuring everything is done right and that everything is ready. As part of that, we're currently using video.fosdem.org to store a few low-quality renderings of some video snippets so we can review if they're content or garbage.
These are not the final videos yet! The final videos will be of much higher quality, but we're not quite ready to produce them; expect another announcement here when that is the case.
We would like to thank everybody for making this edition a success.
We would like to hear from you how your experience was this year. All feedback, positive and negative, is highly appreciated. We look forward to reading your input for next year's edition at email@example.com.
Specific topics of particular interest to us are the booklet, the video recording and the streaming.
Last minute main track talk
Today at 17:00 in Janson, Andrew and Peter from Cisco will explain our network setup and why things are different this year.
Come and learn about NAT64 and DNS64, and why your software might need fixing.
For the first time ever, FOSDEM is streaming all main tracks and most devrooms at http://streaming.fosdem.org/.
This is on a best-effort basis; in particular, the U building is not streamed. The streams are in WebM format, and should work in most modern browsers and phones. Video distribution is sponsored by Google Compute Engine. Please note that our priority is recording. The streams are best-effort! Nevertheless, should you experience problems, please contact us on #fosdem on IRC. Thanks!