07.27.21

Recording Videos With Webcamoid on GNU/Linux

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Videos at 6:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum a6b04443e9e526b453959dfe3be5ca26

WebcamoidSummary: A lot of people use OBS Studio or similarly high-profile Free software that’s mostly designed for live streaming; but this video is a bit different as it takes a look at Webcamoid, which not many people even know about, explaining the current setup that’s used to record pretty much every video we make

THe first Webcamoid video we made followed earlier ones about GTK-RecordMyDesktop. We were very inexperienced at the time (NoiseTorch not used yet and webcam captured with considerable lag through the framebuffer), but we learn along the way and we still use very low-cost equipment. The gear is available on any cheap laptop and the programs we use cost nothing (they’re also free as in freedom, never mind the price).

“We are hoping to get back to the old pace of about 3 videos per day.”We’ve come a long way since making videos about the EPO back in December. Our journey hopefully helps explain how to make videos fast, on the cheap, using nothing but freedom-respecting software. A lot of the pipeline (processing, transcoding, uploading, indexing) is done through shell scripts with ffmpeg, rsync, and other phenomenal (scriptable) bits of software.

Without some forms of automation we would not be able to produce as many videos per day. We are hoping to get back to the old pace of about 3 videos per day. This past week was exceptionally slow (about a dozen in a week).

07.26.21

Video: How to Follow All Our Channels (Interactively) From the Command Line

Posted in Site News, Videos at 5:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 9e18d73723ad24a0c372077fc8517d30

Summary: We’ve been enhancing the access possibilities/options for #techrights and other IRC channels, partly because we want to encourage more people to wean themselves off the DRM-ready Web, the monoculture, the bloat, the surveillance, and centralisation in general (the Web favours centralisation, which is exacerbated by the bloat and other topological dynamics)

THE addition of aggregated logs yesterday morning has meant that even without an IRC client or a Web browser it is possible to track all our channels, either from thew command line, a text editor, or something else, as shown in the video above.

“We plan to publish more articles instead of messing about with logistics.”There was already a file for #techrights (updated every 5 minutes in http://techrights.org/irc and in gemini://gemini.techrights.org/chat/index.gmi), but its scope was limited to one single channel.

The community of Techrights is still as strong as ever. We’ve managed to endure and survive the semi-exit from Freenode (merely a fallback now), which means we’re also moving in the direction we explored/entertained a year ago (IRC de-centralisation).

In the background of the video one can see blinking lights, which indicate IPFS status. I wrote a program for it. It works reasonably well after all these months.

Techrghts post number 30,999It has now been 3 days since the BT kerfuffle (and two weeks since having to replace my keyboard and learn this wholly different one), so we’ve managed to become a lot more productive and a lot more focused again. We plan to publish more articles instead of messing about with logistics. This will be post number 30,999 (see screenshot on the right).

07.06.21

GNU in India (2008): How GIMP Changed Mani’s Life

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Videos at 5:53 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
Attribution: Abhigyan Singh and the GNU Education Team, which explained the work here

07.05.21

Richard Stallman 2019 Speech: Free Software and Your Freedom

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, Videos at 4:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The talk was delivered in Bozeman in early 2019

Language: English
Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 44 seconds
Date: February 11th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 International (CC BY-ND 3.0)

Richard Stallman 2019 Free Software Speech: Copyright, Freedom, and Privacy (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNU/Linux, Videos at 12:21 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The talk (English) starts 4:40 into this video

Language: English
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes 46 seconds
Date: May 9th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

07.04.21

Richard Stallman 2019 Free Software Speech: Ethics and Freedom in a Digital Age (Zurich, Switzerland)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Videos at 3:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The talk (English) starts 3:10 into this video

Language: English
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes
Date: May 14th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

Richard Stallman 2019 Speech: Are We Facing Surveillance Like in China? (Frankfurt, Germany)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Videos at 7:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The talk (English) starts 2 minutes and 30 seconds into this video

Language: English
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes 42 seconds
Date: July 15th, 2019
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

07.01.21

Bill Gates Left This Man in Charge of Microsoft for Decades

Posted in Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Videos at 9:44 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: This new video of Steve Ballmer is circulating around the Web at the moment

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