[nfb-talk] streaming the NFB convention

Ray Foret Jr rforetjr at comcast.net
Mon Jul 12 03:20:47 CDT 2010


Mike and Sherry,

I was able to catch the NFB convention stream right through to Thursday afternoon or so.  Seems to be that we've got folks running the stream at the NFB convention who; though better than last year, still made some stupid mistakes.  For example, cutting the audio at critical moments.  I think another issue too is to obtain a server big enough to support way more machines listening in than what we have so far.  The smartest move the nFB convention streamers made this year was the use of the .pls file streaming.  That made it more universal.  Last year, who ever did the streaming used Microsoft Silverlight, which, if you will remember, caused problems for quite a few of us.  This year, it was pulling wires and connections at aquard times.  Frankly, I thinkn we need to be more professional about how we go about this.  We are getting better each year; and, hopefully, next year, we'll get somebody who really knows what they're doing.  

	In the interest of fairness, however, I think it would be of interest to hear from those doing the streaming.  Perhaps there were issues beyond their control of which we were unaware and maybe, we would all be bettter off working with each other to resolve this.


Sincerely,
The Constantly Barefooted Ray!!!

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On Jul 12, 2010, at 12:37 AM, Michael Hingson wrote:

> Greetings from Phoenix,
> 
> There are indeed only around 400 or 500 people in the audience.  I am now
> back in my room and listening on ACB radio.  The ACB has been streaming and
> such for several years.  They do know how to do it and have put an effort
> over the years into making streaming work.
> 
> However, I just encountered a dropout here as well.
> 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Sherri
> Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:30 PM
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> Subject: [nfb-talk] streaming the NFB convention
> 
> I am currently, just for the sake of comparison, listening to the ACB
> convention opening session on ACB radio. There are no drop-outs, no loss of
> signal, but it sounds as though maybe 400-500 people are in the
> audience--only based on what I can hear. I think it would be phenomenal if
> someone knowledgeable in the streaming process could help our NFB be better
> able to stream our convention. Our National Convention was so exciting! I
> believe that if it could be streamed in its entirety, it would encourage
> those who have not attended to want to attend a convention. Is there anyone
> who could maybe talk to the ACB folks and find out how they do such a good
> job streaming their convention? Attending our convention in Dallas, I found
> it to be inspirational and though much of it will be put on the convention
> issue of the Monitor, I would hope that in future, especially for the
> banquet and the Presidential Report, the convention could be streamed via
> audio to those who will not be able to attend. 
> 
> 
> Sherri Brun, NFBF Secretary and Newsline® Coordinator
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