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First Batch of Libreplanet 2013 Videos Released, Hosted Using Mediagoblin

Unknown Lamer posted about a year ago | from the in-case-you-missed-it dept.

GNU is Not Unix 46

Via the FSF: "The first round of videos from LibrePlanet 2013 is now available for streaming and downloading. LibrePlanet is an annual conference sponsored and organized by the Free Software Foundation, with LibrePlanet 2013 being the best one yet. ... This year we set out to make sure LibrePlanet featured fully functioning live video streaming using only free software, and it was a great success. The videos are now available for viewing in VP8/Vorbis, both free media formats, and are hosted on an instance of GNU MediaGoblin, the social media sharing platform which many of you helped support." The rest of the videos should trickle onto their Mediagoblin instance over the next weeks. All of the videos are freely licensed (looks like a mixture of CC BY and BY-SA 3.0).

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Damn! (-1)

OhANameWhatName (2688401) | about a year ago | (#44516699)

are now available for viewing in VP8/Vorbis

I was looking forward to watching them :(

Re: Damn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44516745)

Aka WebM, so if you can YouTube...

Re:Damn! (4, Informative)

evilviper (135110) | about a year ago | (#44516829)

Damn! [...] I was looking forward to watching them :(

Firefox, Opera, and Chrome/Chromium support VP8/WebM out of the box. Internet Explorer just needs the following codecs installed:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/webmmf/thankyou.html [google.com]

Re:Damn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44522079)

I was hoping to watch them in good quality, not some blurry non-accelerated shit like VP8.

Re:Damn! (1)

evilviper (135110) | about a year ago | (#44529925)

I was hoping to watch them in good quality, not some blurry non-accelerated shit like VP8.

The quality of VP8 is as good as H.264. It isn't hardware accelerated, no, but modern CPUs are plenty fast enough. Hardware decoding will come in time... H.264 didn't have widespread hardware support out of the gate in 2005, either.

Libre (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44516757)

All include weird accents like LibreVox.

awesome (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44516969)

hours and hours of people going on about how great open source is, and just like open source, show nothing of practical value

posting as AC for fear of the mass of linux nerds who will pelt you in the ground for thinking oss is anything but Jesus dressed as Elvis, descending from the sky with doritos and lord of the rings DVD's in hand

Re:awesome (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517439)

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

LibraPlanet (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44516993)

Wow, I wish I could have gone to that, my birthday is in October too

media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517001)

so is there actually a mediagoblin host were i can post my motion graphics portfolio for free like i can on all those "other" sites?

Re:media goblin (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517009)

it doesnt exist, its just a collection of crap mushed together for you to assemble and host yourself

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517129)

it doesnt exist, its just a collection of crap mushed together for you to assemble and host yourself

That's the idea, you do your computing on your computer and control your data on systems you own and control.

Want to share video? Create and host your own video sharing site.
Want webmail? Create and host your own web mail system.

You can't guarantee what these servers provided by other people are running or who they expose that data to and you certainly can't modify the source code of the software running on them (and lets face it if you owned a system would you want others modifying the programs running on it?) so you absolutely *must* do all this yourself! I'm fairly sure *most* people dont want to do this and probably even most people who advocate FOSS dont either.

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517161)

sounds like you're stuck in 1999, bro.

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517449)

sounds like you're stuck in 2000, bro.

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517571)

oh wait, was 2000 the year of The Greatest Pump And Dump Of All Time otherwise known as the VA Linux IPO?

come on buddy, tech stock scams are old hat, everybody moved on to real estate and pharmaceuticals a long time ago...look at Shuttleworth still trying to rip-off all those Ubuntu Phone suckers, while 10 years ago he would have been able to take the money and run in a couple months.

obligatory (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year ago | (#44518011)

look at Apple still trying to rip-off all those iPhone suckers

ftfy

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517481)

um I can do that without a buzzword thanks

when you describe it as an "alternative to YouTube" it does not mean your pathetic website no one visits that you could already host videos on

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44518393)

That's the point of Mediagoblin. It's fine and to design and write solutions for hosting media and for your site, Mediagoblin exists as a convenient solution for people who want to do this.

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44519245)

design and write, just plop the file on host, make link, almost all video software will plop it out in a handy webpage format

Re:media goblin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44520605)

You sound like you have a tiny penis.

Screw Game Of Thrones (0)

Ukab the Great (87152) | about a year ago | (#44517169)

I am so going to pirate those videos!

open source is history (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517257)

open source's version of the 60s are over...sure, 1998-2005 or so were rad times much like i'm sure 68-75 were, but it's over now and everyone grew up, got a job and switch to OS X, the end.

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517445)

haha

No.. that's just your life. Things are still happening in the free software world. Great things. The difference between us is you were a dabbler and I was a doer. And/or my opportunities/desire/determination allowed or made it possible and yours didn't.

Unlike you I founded a company out of college, got filthy rich off free software (ok, a bit of an exaggeration, I'm still working on it, although doing better than most with a full time job, and the company is looking like the next Redhat, and we're not even in the 'profitable' server business), and am contributing back to a society (ok, I really don't like society, but at least I'm trying to change it).

My little company has literally done more than most in a way I'll never get credit- and I don't care. There is more to contributing to free software than most people would recognize. You don't have to develop the next big free software project to make a major difference.

I'm also starting a family and have a boyfriend who I just happened to meet at LibrePlanet 2013 :)

If your part of the 'in' crowd you can probably guess who this is. The core of the free software community is still so tiny despite a significant number of contributors!

Free software doesn't have to mean jobless and poor. I'm proof of that.

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517497)

show me, cause for the last 20 years its been nothing but catch up to microsoft, and for god's sake how sad is that

"If your part of the 'in' crowd"

THAT IS THE WHOLE FUCKING PROBLEM

Re:open source is history (1)

Kwyj1b0 (2757125) | about a year ago | (#44517601)

"If your part of the 'in' crowd"

THAT IS THE WHOLE FUCKING PROBLEM

Bad grammar?

Re:open source is history (2)

Pav (4298) | about a year ago | (#44517967)

Catchup? Linux et. al. started at the front in the internet server space and stayed there. OSS has been the only choice for browsers for at least 10 years now, and other software such as vlc, thunderbird etc... are many peoples preferred applications, and I've been seeing more and more LibreOffice. I'm even seeing Ordinary People installing Linux (which worries me because of Gnome3 and other stupid things happening right now, but nevermind).

Re:open source is history (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year ago | (#44518023)

cause for the last 20 years its been nothing but catch up to microsoft

given microsoft's position in the market for the past 20 years, the majority of the IT industry has been trying to catch up to microsoft

what's sad is that the whole world bought into their bullshit for so long

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517505)

See that's how dead Open Source is...all that's left is some inbred clique running around congratulating each other at their own conferences, although since they're so desperate to have any women around that i'm sure the affirmative action is profitable for you...but until Linux is good for anything besides running Apache I have to move on to shit that is actually useful for real productive work.

Re:open source is history (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year ago | (#44518033)

i guess your adsl modem router runs on windows then... sux to be you

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517541)

free software needs to start leading rather than following, just about every noteworthy foss product is a generally crappier knockoff of a proprietary one (notable exceptions include the linux kernel and blender) or just a me-too product. open source is supposed to be about innovation, that is where new product categories and new innovative software packages should be coming from but they arent, even when open source products are used (like linux) its the proprietary companies that create the parts that end users actually want to use. free software should be leaps and bounds ahead of its proprietary competition but in the majority of cases it isnt.

so what is it that you are doing? i hope its not some me-too product.

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517623)

>notable exceptions include the linux kernel and blender

Oh boy, I hate to be the one to tell you this but...Linux is just a generic copy of any UNIX kernel and Blender is a really bad imitation of Cinema 4D. I'm sorry.

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44517737)

>notable exceptions include the linux kernel and blender

Oh boy, I hate to be the one to tell you this but...Linux is just a generic copy of any UNIX kernel and Blender is a really bad imitation of Cinema 4D. I'm sorry.

theyre clones but not crappier ones, blender is damn good which is why its got so much industry support and usage.

Re:open source is history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44520403)

t blender is damn good which is why its got so much industry support and usage.

hahaha.. So much industry support and usage ? Where ?

Re:open source is history (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year ago | (#44518039)

Oh boy, I hate to be the one to tell you this but... Microsoft has been pilfering code from Linux and open source for years and they still manage to fuck up their software, and Photoshop is just a really bad imitation of Gimp. I'm sorry.

Re:open source is history (1)

Raumkraut (518382) | about a year ago | (#44517863)

free software needs to start leading rather than following, just about every noteworthy foss product is a generally crappier knockoff of a proprietary one (notable exceptions include the linux kernel and blender) or just a me-too product. open source is supposed to be about innovation

Firstly, Free software !== Open Source.
Secondly, no. neither Free software nor Open Source have been about innovation. Free software it is a philosophy concerned with Freedom. Open Source is a development methodology which has to do with openness and collaboration.

Thirdly, there is innovation from the Free/Open Source community, it just tends to be at a lower-level than most end-users give a crap about. Then there is also the "problem" of openness - innovations tend to be suggested and discussed openly before they are implemented, so are no longer considered so "innovative" by the the time they get released.

Re:open source is history (1)

Pav (4298) | about a year ago | (#44517921)

Do you know the same I.T as I do? Even in days of yore OSSland was the centre of many interesting developments eg. most of the embryonic internet technologies... and also more sexy/interesting stuff eg. network/internet gaming pioneered by netrek, mudds etc... social stuff (eg. IRCd etc...). More recently the whole idea of a software repo was knocked off by Apple, and now Microsoft. GUI innovation has really flowered in the OSS world for the last 10 years... although there have certainly been some stinkers too I'll admit. The guts of the internet... the machinery that makes everything tick... is almost pure OSS because that's where the interesting stuff is happening. Is there much else to todays computing world?

Re:open source is history (1)

Pav (4298) | about a year ago | (#44517979)

Ack... and how could I forget the front and centre of computing life now ie. the browser. So many innovations flowed back from the OSS browsers to IE and it's STILL behind.

Re:open source is history (1)

crutchy (1949900) | about a year ago | (#44518071)

So many innovations flowed back from the OSS browsers to IE and it's STILL behind.

that's not true... IE is on the cutting edge of malware infestation

Re:open source is history (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | about a year ago | (#44518781)

LOL Like proprietary software didn't steal ideas from university research, or amateurs even, and like the linux kernel weren't inspired by something else!

I'll give you 1/5 for the trolling content, but 4/5 for the trolling style. Hopefully you were not really convinced of what you wrote.

MediaGoblin sharing security (1)

mathew42 (2475458) | about a year ago | (#44517555)

I'm looking for an web application I can use to do this, to make it easy for people who attend an event to share photos within a restricted group. Does MediaGoblin provide the ability for me to publish photos taken of family birthday parties, school events. etc. and restrict who views the photos to only family members / school members, etc.?

Yes, I'm fully aware that someone within the group can copy the photos and post them to facebook. That isn't really a concern because the assumption is that the person would also have been at the event and had an opportunity to take the photo (or a similar one). What I'm trying to facilitate is enabling Grandma to view the Christmas holiday photos, but not the school community.

Re:MediaGoblin sharing security (1)

Pav (4298) | about a year ago | (#44517837)

Have you checked out Diaspora* or any other free social networking platforms out there? (I should mention that I don't actually know if Diaspora* will do exactly what you want).

Bam!!! Organic!!! (0)

pspahn (1175617) | about a year ago | (#44517801)

They mention "LibrePlanet" four times in the first couple of lines. It reads like an ad for $19.95 bottle of Viagra at 5am sounds.

bad video on Blender (1)

RMarguls (831787) | about a year ago | (#44522779)

Only watch 1/3 of the video. Video always showed the speaker when it should have shown the projected screen with "voice over" by the speaker. "When you click this menu item, it brings up this box ..." IMHO, worthless.

O gosh (1)

SuperTechnoNerd (964528) | about a year ago | (#44522837)

Wait a minute! I thought streaming was a felony thees days! I'm so confused!

wtf firefox (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44553759)

Firefox still sucks with its internal player playing vids at 1 fps.
I end up having to download them and play them locally instead.

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