[group-organizers] How to suggest videos for pyvideo.org

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Thu Jul 30 17:31:31 CEST 2015

I've talked this over with Will (I've cc-d him so he can pipe up if I have
it wrong) before because I was wondering about having a category for
Software Carpentry videos. The consensus we reached was to index events
versus one-off videos. If you or anyone have a corner case that you think
might fit, I'd recommend opening an issue in pyvideo/pyvideo.

Now on to the next questions.

For hosting, right now I'd say to host on YouTube and also upload the
file(s) to a bucket on the Internet Archive. I have $reasons I can tl;dr if
anyone is curious.

For screen capture and audio,

I'm going to cc Carl because he knows more about the hardware method than I
do. I'm also cc-ing Greg because he has thought about this a great deal.

Can we fip this list to public so that I can link to posts to people who
aren't subscribed? I could link this one to the Software Carpentry list and
ask if they have more recommendations.

For software, I don't have experience with that, but on the Software
Carpentry mailing list there was a post about this recently, <
and as of that post, Camstasia is recommended. I have no experience with it.

For stuff without sound, I am obsessed with finding tools for excellently
recording terminals, I don't have a favorite and I haven't experimented a
whole lot.  I recently discovered mkcast, <
which is neat because it overlays characters you type. That's nice for
teaching because it shows invisible characters.

on a tangent, for live casting, I've used ttycast before, which was kickass
because it gave a webpage where people could follow along and copy-paste
text. but better would be something that allows live casting which displays
an overlay of the keys that are being pressed.

For format choice

From my point of view,

1. Anything that you can upload to youtube so that I can embed it in
2. Anything that is a FLOSS friendly format that you can upload to
archive.org or wikimedia commons so that I can provide a link to a
downloadable file that anyone can use.

A nice feature of archive.org is that you can upload something and it will
transcode the heck out of things and you'll end up with all kinds of
formats. You might want to do the transcoding yourself in order to get the
best results, ask Carl about that because he has a lot of experience
transcoding things and picking formats and picking the best settings.

On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sheila:
> Outside of conferences, is it possible to submit videos one records of
> their own desktop? For example, say I want to record myself going through a
> tutorial with just screenshare and audio. How does this work? Will PyVideo
> host? What software and format do I need to use?
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I finally wrote a wiki page about how to suggest videos for pyvideo.org.
>> <https://github.com/pyvideo/pyvideo/wiki/Suggesting-videos-for-the-site>
>> This goes in a little bit of detail about the type of information we'd
>> like
>> about videos.
>> cheers!
>> --
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