Fedora and Video Sharing

Jan Wildeboer jwildebo at redhat.com
Sat Apr 10 14:57:09 UTC 2010

Youtube however uses the H.264 codec which is patent encumbered and only 
viewable on Fedora after installing either (proprietary) Flash or 
not-so-well-licensed codecs from external repos.

One of the four F's of Fedora is Freedom. Youtube is not adding to freedom. 
Its the price you pay for convenience.


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As long as the website offers good connectivity worldwide should be ok.
Youtube should be nice since it has akamai behind also.

The importance of prime channels of distribution should be a concern,
and Youtube provides the necessary points for it, either from the
audience point of view or distribution.



On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 16:23 -0400, Nicholas Ozorak wrote:
> Dear Anyone with an interest in video distribution,
> My name is Nick Ozorak, and I am one of the students from Allegheny
> College who has just come in to help with the Fedora Project.  My
> particular field of expertise is in video creation and distribution,
> as I already have my own video-web series.  I'm one of five students
> who's looking into the issue of how videos about Fedora can be
> distributed online.
> I saw in the archives that there was recently a discussion about
> Fedora and where videos showcasing the project should be hosted.
> Internet Archive was mentioned, as well as Dailymotion.  Based off of
> my experience, both of these websites are decent places to host video,
> but they don't receive as much traffic as the granddaddy of them all -
> YouTube.  As a consumer, when I am looking for videos regarding
> technological developments, YouTube is where I go first.
> I am aware that some people are uncomfortable with relying on YouTube
> and Flash, but there may be a solution to satisfy everyone.  One idea
> that I have come up with is:
> * Set up official Fedora Project accounts on websites like Internet
> Archive and Dailymotion.
> * Create videos on these accounts to establish them as being
> officially part of the Fedora Project (welcome videos, tutorials,
> features of Fedora, etc).
> * Designate people to be official Fedora Project Video Account Managers.
> * Allow other video creators and content developers to showcase their
> Fedora-related work on the official channel(s) by sending their video
> to the Account Master(s) for consideration.  If accepted, these videos
> would be added to the official channel.
> * Open a YouTube account, and ask people if they are comfortable with
> having their work(s) displayed on YouTube and/or other Flash-based
> websites.
> I'd be more than happy to discuss this idea in an IRC chat with those
> who are interested.  I would also be curious to find out what results
> previous discussions about this issue have yielded and get a sense of
> what people's opinions are.
> I will also add that I had never heard of Fedora before one of my
> professors started discussing it in class.  Once Mel Chua came to
> speak with our class and explain how this open-source community
> worked, I began to understand.  Having videos that explain the goals
> of the Fedora Project to those who have heard little to nothing about
> the project would be extremely beneficial with regards to outreach.
> Thanks for reading, and good luck with preparing for the big release!
> Nick

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