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online simulcast of BLU meetings

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 13:11 -0500, David Kramer wrote:
> On Wed, November 8, 2006 11:37 am, John Abreau wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 01:03 -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> I have two Asterisk servers (one in the US, one in the UK) sitting on
> >> the end of my cell phones so I could arrange for this to happen next
> >> week, if you'd like :-) Caveats are that I need to work out a way to
> >> capture the audio and stream it...
> >
> > If we could get this working by the meeting next week, that would be
> > great.
> >
> > I'll see if I can dig out my camcorders in my attic. I also
> > have a digital 8-track recorder I used in 2002 to record Jim Gettys'
> > presentation; if I have time this weekend, I'll also search for that
> > and see if it's still working.
> I have my camcorder with me and will bring it tonight.  However, as part of the deal, I
> would like some help getting my laptop to be able to capture from it.  When I capture
> with dvgrab or kino, I get pretty multicolored blocks of garbage, and no images.  I know
> the port is right because I can control the camcorder.
> Anyone coming to the meeting that knows the V4L stuff?

I brought all three of my camcorders tonight, all of them digital, and
two blank tapes for each of them. Plus my big tripod. I didn't find my
8-track recorder yet, so that will have to wait for another time. 
With four cameras total, we should have a decent range of recording 
options, depending on how many volunteer camera operators we have. 


I had dvgrab working on one of my machines back in 2000. As I recall, it 
had exacting requirements on hard drive performance; it needed at least 
7200 RPM, and was intolerant of delays; if any other process hit the disk, 
the delay would manifest as dropped video frames in the captured stream. 

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