You could also zip up the video files and upload them to a free file sharing place like Megaupload.com
That way you upload them once and let them host and deal with bandwidth issues. Post the link on the list and let those who are interested download them on their own time.
Just another idea to consider.
Ora, lege, lege, lege, relege, labora et invenies.
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
David L. Willson wrote:
On another unrelated note, Eeyore, if you're reading this thread,
and you've gotten this far in, do you have uncompressed versions
of any of the tournament videos you posted to YouTube, perhaps
with strategic notes voiced over? I have tried to watch the
YouTube's, but they're too blurry, and my new-ness to the game
prevents me from understanding what might be going on in the
players' minds when nothing's going on on the playing surface.
Any digital video is compressed to some extent, but yes, I have
copies that are much less compressed than the copies on YouTube.
The files are about 100 MB each. They're not larger dimensionally,
but they are much clearer and you can make out more of the dialog.
If anybody's really interested, I can burn the files to CD and
mail them out. Please send me private (careful with those headers)
email with your mailing address. Obviously this offer is limited
to the first N people, and I have no idea how large N is.
I've given a lot of thought to voice-overs for Icehouse games, but
the problem is that even just after a game you've already forgotten
half of the things you thought during the game. The only way to get
everything down would be to record commentary during the game, but
you can't do that because there are things that you don't want the
other players to overhear.
Also, too much of my commentary would turn into me crabbing about
how mean Jake is, and nobody wants to hear that. =^>
And, what are the dimensions of the table you played on?
Those tables are about 24" in diameter, I think. Maybe 30" or 32".
Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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