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Message 1986 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 14:08:57 UTC

I don't think I've seen anywhere what the coloured bars in the 'watch videos' page means. What does the blue and green mean? I assume the green means that's how much is finished from that site, but what about the blue? Unverified videos?

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Message 1987 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 14:45:13 UTC - in response to Message 1986.

Click on a bar, you will see. That's also the way Travis taught me.
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Message 1988 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 15:35:31 UTC

Huh...never would have thought of clicking them.

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Message 1993 - Posted: 28 Oct 2013, 23:24:12 UTC - in response to Message 1988.

Huh...never would have thought of clicking them.


If you read the paragraph of text on the top of the page, theres:

You can also click the progress bars to see how much video is available and how much has been watched already.

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Message 1996 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 6:43:01 UTC

Well, I think we've established that I don't read...

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Message 2009 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 17:43:14 UTC - in response to Message 1996.

Well, I think we've established that I don't read...


:) I'm just as bad.

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Message 2011 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 17:58:35 UTC - in response to Message 1986.

I also was wondering about that and I didn't think to click it.
What does the total mean? It includes video that hasn't been uploaded yet?

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Message 2047 - Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 13:43:33 UTC - in response to Message 2011.

I also was wondering about that and I didn't think to click it.
What does the total mean? It includes video that hasn't been uploaded yet?


Total is video that's been uploaded to the project by Susan and her students from their nest cameras. Unfortunately, the video they get off the cameras is not in a format that can be streamed on webpages, so I need to convert it to different formats for the HTML5 streaming (because different web browsers also want different formats for streaming). So the available video is the amount of video that has been converted and is ready to view on our webpages.

I basically have a server running 100% converting videos on all 12 cores, 24/7. It gets through about 100 videos a day or so. (We've converted 11k of 55k so far). With any luck we'll have them all converted in time to start again when Susan gets more video next season. :P

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Message 2049 - Posted: 31 Oct 2013, 13:54:45 UTC

If there is ever a way for us to download a compressed mass of videos, I'd jump at the opportunity to have something like that, just to ease up bandwidth usage on your end.

Plus it would greatly increase the rate at which I'd be able to make observations.

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Message 2072 - Posted: 2 Nov 2013, 15:20:15 UTC - in response to Message 2049.

If there is ever a way for us to download a compressed mass of videos, I'd jump at the opportunity to have something like that, just to ease up bandwidth usage on your end.

Plus it would greatly increase the rate at which I'd be able to make observations.


The videos are already compressed -- that's the point of the different video formats. There's just a tradeoff in terms of how much compression you can get vs. the quality of the video.

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Message 2076 - Posted: 3 Nov 2013, 1:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 2072.

The videos are already compressed -- that's the point of the different video formats. There's just a tradeoff in terms of how much compression you can get vs. the quality of the video.

How difficult it is to compress video?
What do you think about it, if the compression and segmentation are computed in BOINC?

It would be good news for me. My BOINC waiting, waiting, waiting for work from the project (Linux x64) :)

Generally, my opinion of bandwidth... I have no problem downloading large video files. If in America bandwidth cheaper than the computing power I have no problem downloading uncompressed video.

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Message 3312 - Posted: 12 Sep 2014, 23:55:03 UTC - in response to Message 2076.

The videos are already compressed -- that's the point of the different video formats. There's just a tradeoff in terms of how much compression you can get vs. the quality of the video.

How difficult it is to compress video?
What do you think about it, if the compression and segmentation are computed in BOINC?

It would be good news for me. My BOINC waiting, waiting, waiting for work from the project (Linux x64) :)

Generally, my opinion of bandwidth... I have no problem downloading large video files. If in America bandwidth cheaper than the computing power I have no problem downloading uncompressed video.


Well it's not too expensive, the real cost is moving the data. So I don't think we'd gain anything from doing that. Also, boincifying FFMPEG sounds like a nightmare!

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Message 5512 - Posted: 20 Jun 2015, 7:49:50 UTC - in response to Message 2047.

I basically have a server running 100% converting videos on all 12 cores, 24/7. It gets through about 100 videos a day or so. (We've converted 11k of 55k so far). With any luck we'll have them all converted in time to start again when Susan gets more video next season. :P


Is there any chance of making the videos shorter? It's like half-pints of beer: I can get through more if I have shorter measures...


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