[clug] Torrents for Jamie's talk on Thursday

Jamie Carl jazz at funkynerd.com
Wed Aug 29 17:09:23 MDT 2012


VLC is your friend.


On 30/08/12 08:58, Stephen Gibson wrote:
> Ok, thanks Owen, I have downloaded the file.
> I also tried the torrent download at my home,  Macbook (1,1) running
> Ubuntu 12.04,
> and it failed, which may, as you state, indicate a firewall issue.
> I don't view video files very much ... this .ogv file does not appear
> to be very player
> friendly. I have tried the default ubuntu movie player, totem:
> "Could not determine type of stream"
> and mplayer
>   "Mismatching header version 53.19.0"
> I will try playing on the home system, and a bit more research.
> Thanks, for all of your assistance.
> Steve.
> On 29/08/12 19:47, Owen wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> On 28/08/12 12:00, Stephen Gibson wrote:
>>>> Sorry, to be the dummy here, but can the video file be placed
>>>> on a normal server. My default Ubuntu distribution is unable
>>>> to obtain the file.
>>>> The Transmission program says "Couldn't add duplicate torrent"
>>>> Then "CLUG_2012-08_Jamie-Carl_MongoDB.ogv"
>>>>            Downloading from 0 of 0 connected peers - Idle
>>>> It then it does nothing.
>>> Hi Steve,
>>> Are you on the ANU network?  Because I believe that the net admins
>>> have
>>> blocked BitTorrent...  If you can do a packet capture and see what
>>> it's up to
>>> there, that might help debug things.  You may need to also check your
>>> firewall
>>> settings and check Transmission to see that it's using a port that
>>> isn't
>>> blocked (for both outgoing and incoming connections).
>>> But otherwise, I believe Steve Hanley and Mikal Still were talking
>>> about
>>> making the videos available on the Linux Australia mirror (hosted on
>>> the ANU
>>> network).  That's out of my control.  My personal bandwidth and that
>>> of my
>>> hosting provider aren't really up to serving lots of copies of large
>>> files;
>>> hence BitTorrent.
>> I downloaded the small via bit torrent and left it running for a two
>> days (0 uploads) then turned it off.
>> On seeing Steve's message I switched it back on, but it "failed".
>> I have sent Steve a separate message as to where he can download my
>> downloaded copy.

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