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Internet Archive at Open Video Conference 2009

  1. 1. Video at Internet Archive An overview on uploading, archiving, and accessing videos Open Video Conference June 2009 tracey jaquith archive.org
  2. 2. Internet Archive Overview ● nonprofit ● opensource ● accredited digital library ● focuses on digital preservation of books, videos, audio, the web, more ● 250,000+ videos with many benefits compared to other video upload services
  3. 3. "Universal access to human knowledge" Mission to allow free uploading, storage, and serving for all ● 250K+ videos ● 1.5 million books ● 400K music / concerts ● 150 billion web pages Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  4. 4. Video hosting differences ● Transcode videos to other formats ● Store forever with no advertisements ● Lifetime management of videos -- as new formats become popular we create them ● Can retrieve clip segments from within videos -- perfect for mashups! ● Multilingual subtitling ● Curated collections...
  5. 5. Curated Collections ● Democracy Now! ● US congress (w/ Metavid) ● Prelinger archives ● games / speed runs ● cartoons / animations ● feature films and more!
  6. 6. night of the living dead
  7. 7. Mashup Demo http://www-tracey.archive.org/test/mashup.htm <head><script src="http://www.archive.org/includes/mashup.js" language="javascript"></script></head><body> http://www.archive.org/download/to-SF/toSF_512kb.mp4?t=9/39
  8. 8. Mashup Demo Technologies from: ● Metavid ● Wikimedia ● xiph.org ● annodex ● h264.code-shop.com
  9. 9. Derivatives Ensure Preservation -- store original video forever User Accessibility -- formats popular/usable vs. quality/bandwidth Over time change "derived" formats by using original Tools /libraries we use: ● ffmpeg ● lib-oggz ● libtheora ● mp4creator We add metadata to derivatives: ● author/director ● title ● date/year ● CC license ● /details/ page link
  10. 10. New <video> tag! example: <video controls="true" autoplay="true" src="http://www.archive.org/download/to-SF/toSF.ogv"/> Trivial video embedding - should revolutionize video! Firefox 3.5 release! Re-derived our videos to Ogg Theora
  11. 11. Ogg Theora video Thought to be most free, unencumbered video codec Libraries/tools available from: ● xiph.org (libtheora) ● annodex.net/software/liboggz ● ffmpeg
  12. 12. Derivative Questions ● Do popular sites like youtube drive the choice of formats? ● How can one best avoid rights and technology issues? ● re-deriving? what about prior formats?
  13. 13. Seeking Jumping into streams: ● oggzchop for .ogv ● mod_h264_streaming + lighttpd for h.264 .mp4 Timecodes, standards for accessing: ● annodex.net/TR/draft-pfeiffer-temporal-fragments-03.html ● archive.org/download/to-SF/toSF_512kb.mp4?t=74.5
  14. 14. ACCESS Uploading: ● support FTP, HTTP, rsync, S3 ● single or bulk ● human or robot/script We provide: ● web page per "item" ● permalinks to media files ● HTML embed code for off-site playback ● JSON information
  15. 15. DEMOS
  16. 16. Upload Demo
  17. 17. JSON Demo Comprehensive JSON API ● search ● summary metadata in bulk ● detailed metadata for an item Use same JSON on our back-end using "server side javascript" to create the web page HTML for each item
  18. 18. Wikimedia Demo Welcome Michael Dale!
  19. 19. Video at Internet Archive An overview on uploading, archiving, and accessing videos tracey jaquith archive.org

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