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This is a guide to the process of publishing talk recordings

Step 1: gather the files

To generate the final version of a video you need the following files:

  • the video files from the camera, usually MTS files
  • title.svg a title screen with the name of the video and the speakers
  •, a makefile with the video's metadata

And you should put all that in a sub-directory of your current directory called src/

Step 2: preflight check

Look at the video files
is the quality ok?
are both the beginning and the end of the talk present?
do you have all the pieces? (the end of the first segment should correspond to the beginning of the second)
Look at the title file
is all the text in the limits of the page?
is the text correct?
Look at the metadata file
there should not be any new line in the strings (replace by \n)

Step 3: encoding

 path/to/script/fscons-videos encode

Step 4: inspection

There should be 2 new files in the current directory: A mpeg video and an ogv video. Open the two files and check that the quality is ok.

Step 5: upload to the NAS

   scp ./XXXXXXXXXXX-my-video.ogv<year>/<trackname>


   scp ./12SAT011515-open-animation-projects-state-art-problems-and-per.ogv

Step 6: upload to youtube

  • Upload the mpeg file to youtube.
  • Add the video to the “FSCONS [year]” playlist

Title template:

 [speakers]: [short title]


 [speakers]: [full title]
 Download video: [ogv url]

Step 7: promote the new video



 New video: [speaker names/@account] on [subject/short title] [short url] #FSCONS[year]

Example: New video: @jvelkova & @k_dmitriev on Open animation projects #FSCONS12



 A talk by [speaker names/+accounts] at FSCONS [year]

and include the youtube video

Example: A talk by +Konstantin Dmitriev & Julia Velkova at FSCONS 2012