Some PyCon videos won't play

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Mar 14 19:41:22 CET 2010


On 3/14/2010 11:14 AM, David Boddie wrote:
> On Saturday 13 March 2010 20:01, Terry Reedy wrote:
>
>> On 3/13/2010 11:23 AM, Lee Harr wrote:
>>>
>>> I am having a great time watching videos from PyCon. Thanks to
>>> everyone who presented, and to those who did such a great job
>>> putting the videos up at: http://pycon.blip.tv/
>>>
>>> My trouble is that, although most of the videos play perfectly,
>>> there are a few that refuse to play at all. Like:
>
> [...]
>
>>> Is anyone else having trouble with these?
>>
>> Yes, 'spinner' spins indefinitely, while others load and play.
>
> You should still be able to get at the videos themselves by inspecting
> the page contents, looking for download links like this one:
>
> http://blip.tv/file/get/Pycon-PyCon2010UsingPythonToCreateRoboticSimulationsForPlaneta894.ogv
>
> In this case, it's an Ogg Theora video file, so you may want to use
> a player like VLC to view it:

For people using html5 competant browsers, which, I believe, play .ogv 
'in tha page', blip.tv just needs to update site to make html5 pages an 
alternative to using the flash player.




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