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[ale] [ANNC] ALE-NW @ SPSU MTG. for Thurs., Feb 13, 7:30pm

If Boris is willing to try, I don't see the issue trying at ALE-NW.
It won't be TV production quality, but is that really needed?

On 02/14/2014 10:03 AM, Aaron Ruscetta wrote:
> The issues I find with interactive meeting streaming aren't so much
> with the server
> the software.... Big Blue Button is  pretty capable, just no meeting
> record (at least
> when you use it for free), and it is totally cross platform since it
> is all browser based.
> The biggest challenge here is finding adequate server bandwidth in a
> free service.
> The problematic challenges are in providing worthwhile video and audio from the
> presentation in a way that is _completely_transparent_ to the
> presenter and easily
> managed by the meeting moderator(s).  If the presenter has to do anything in the
> way of learning specialized software tools or managing remote attenders and
> streaming details in addition to giving their presentation then the
> system is not
> workable.  Just like a TV broadcast, all the video and audio and streaming tech
> management needs to be handled by the meeting staff, but I have yet to see a
> method or system that allows this to be done easily. I have the tools
> and talents
> to set up a TV studio at every meeting, but it isn't worth the time and effort,
> especially for the tiny number of viewers we're likely to reach.
> in peace,
> aaron
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 5:50 AM, JD <jdp at algoloma.com> wrote:
>> Run with it! You are now the "expert."
>> On 02/13/2014 04:19 PM, Boris Borisov wrote:
>>> I've downloaded today for test purpose openmcu-ru windows binary and their
>>> myphone3 app for windows ( expecting flames :)
>>>  and seems to work out of box. Managed to get three of my home PCs connected.
>>> There is Linux packages/sources as well.
>>> http://openmcu.ru/eng.htm
>>> Also tried to download test DVD with openmeetings project but my PC crashed once
>>> and screw the md5. When I have more time I'll try again.
>>>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/meetingslive/
>>> some vmware images for test also ... newer versions
>>> http://nightly.openmeetings.de/openmeetings/builds/vmware/
>>> But I don't have idea what we are looking after as quality and features.
>>> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Aaron Ruscetta <arxaaron at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:arxaaron at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>     RE: Linux ETC BBB conference hosting
>>>     Spoke to Crawford, our Linux ETC contact, just the other day
>>>     addressing another topic and we side lined into the issue of
>>>     our BBB conferencing status.
>>>     We never really explored their offering due to the technical
>>>     complexities and logistics required to properly and interactively
>>>     broadcast (aka stream) our meetings -- really a lot of equipment,
>>>     setup time and work that would have primarily fallen on me to
>>>     make happen every month.  I rarely even get around to editing
>>>     and packaging the talks I record as it is.
>>>     If the Big Blue Button service provided recording support for the
>>>     stream it MIGHT have seemed more worthwhile.  As it stands,
>>>     Crawfird says that the main BBB development fork is stagnant,
>>>     it only runs on Ubuntu 10.04 and really isn't worth their time and
>>>     effort to support any more.
>>>     He recommended a commercially developed service using a fork
>>>     of BBB called Meeting Burner...
>>>     <http://www.meetingburner.com/index?page=features>
>>>     ...but the free version still doesn't have recording and the
>>>     front end equipment and setup issues are still a sticking point.
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