[Foundation-l] Donation of DVDs to Wikimedia Foundation Projects

Teun Spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 22:37:37 UTC 2007

If there is handwriting on a blackboard or such, image quality needs
to be sufficient to read it.

On 1/2/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
> Bryan Tong Minh wrote:
> >If the files were to be converted to ogg theora (which they should;
> >mpeg2 isn't free, neither in speech nor beer), they would take
> >approximately 500 MB per hour. (rough estimation). So how many dvd's
> >are we talking about?
> >
> >Bryan
> >
> >
> >
> This appears to be the taped lectures of an enitre university-level
> calculus course.  It could be as much as about 200 hours of instruction
> or more (if it is a full year's worth of lectures).  I'm guessing even
> with some significant compression, this would still be more than a dozen
> DVDs.
> Of course that would be multiple files in theory, if you could have each
> lecture as a seperate file, but that would be just for convience to get
> this accomplished.
> On the positive side, since it is just a lecture the audio might need to
> be good, but the video doesn't need to be the absolutely highest quality
> and could be reduced in size to reduce space/bandwidth.
> --
> Robert Scott Horning
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