FreeBSD v Linux on TechTV - stream

Matt Olander matt at
Sun Sep 7 03:16:56 PDT 2003

On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 12:11:06PM +0200, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
> It looks like everybody's going for the original AVI anyway, Matt ;) I'm 
> going to be mirroring it on two servers (one east coast, one west coast) 
> on 10Mbit and 100Mbit connections, respectively. However, since 
> everybody seems to be going for this AVI, it's probably going to be 
> approximately 1 day before they are up. I hope others will do the same 
> as soon as they are done downloading.

haha. yes, this is true. I had to put the breaks on my ftp server a bit
when it sucked up the whole T1 today :P

well, I discovered that the problem might be with the actual source 
avi anyway. the farther into it you get, the more out of sync the
sound gets. 

oh well. I just pretend I'm watching godzilla :P


> --Devon
> Matt Olander wrote:
> >for those of you that haven't seen it yet, I've got a stream
> >of the FreeBSD vs. Linux 'Shootout' on TechTV. keep in
> >mind that the content of the segment is watered down as that's
> >what the producers wanted. personally, I think they aren't giving
> >their audience enough credit as they seem to want more technical
> >content.
> >
> >well, maybe next time ;)
> >
> >at any rate, my video editing skills leave much to be desired.
> >the sound is off sync and just gets worse. I used VirtualDub
> >on windows for the first time (glav wouldn't open the avi for some 
> >reason) but at least you can see what happened.
> >
> >if somebody would like to give the editing another shot or see the whole show,
> >the entire avi (260mb) is up on our ftp server. anonymous uploads
> >are temporarily turned on just in case anybody gets industrious.
> >
> >I'd be really ecstatic if we got something a bit better up as the
> >press release is seeing alot of hits from Yahoo/Google news.
> >
> >real stream:
> >
> >
> >original avi:
> >
> >
> >fyi, this is the free version of Real's Helix streaming server
> >so don't all watch it at once :P
> >
> >-matt
> >
> >
> >  
> >

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