Video from last week's country meetings.

C. Scott Ananian cscott at
Thu May 29 13:02:34 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 2:49 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at> wrote:
> At Mon, 26 May 2008 14:58:06 -0400,
> C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> I've now encoded and uploaded video from all of last Tuesday's talks;
>> links at the url above.  Hopefully I will be able to get a copy of the
>  Thank you!  However, the video part of Alan Kay's talk is frozen at
> one point and never comes back.  Is it possible to resurrect it?

And Edward Cherlin wrote:
>I got to see only short bits of Nicholas's presentations, using Gnash on Ubuntu. The others I tried seemed to be complete.
> The slide decks are very badly formatted, with text running off the pages, and remarkably uninformative.
> Alan Kay's presentation is one of the best I have ever seen. Thanks.

Please let me know the exact URL you had trouble viewing, and
double-check the sizes against the index listing on
to ensure you have the whole file.  There are multiple versions of
each talk, and it's possible that I goofed encoding some of them, but
it's tedious for me to view them all (again!) to figure out which one
you might have been having problems with.  The source DVD seems to be
complete, so I should be able to correct any problems you find.

If you originally downloaded the files before Tuesday, you might also
try redownloading them, as you may have been seeing partial files
before then.

Finally, the .ppt files posted at
are in most cases the originals.  I converted them to PDF in
OpenOffice, but I didn't have time (or the Microsoft software) to
verify that the PDF conversions were accurate.  In at least some
cases, the .ppts seem to have been saved without the images they

If people are willing to do the work to determine exactly which files
have which problems (and/or give me better PDF/ogg/swf conversions
where OpenOffice/gstreamer/ffmpeg is falling down on the job) I'll
pester the people involved for missing bits and update the versions on

On the other hand, I can't help it if the slides for some of the talks
are uninformative =).  (Actually, I'm already doing what I can, which
is trying to get video to supplement the slides.)

Unsplit DVD-format video for Wed, Thurs, and Fri should be ready on
Monday (I'm told); it will probably take another few days after that
to get it encoded in more viewer-friendly formats.

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