Re: [Tools-discuss] Proposal to discontinue live mp3 audio streams at IETF meetings

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Sun, 04 October 2020 01:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Proposal to discontinue live mp3 audio streams at IETF meetings
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Tom Pusateri <pusateri@bangj.com> wrote:
    > When this was the only reason left to release a new version of the app
    > for each meeting, I dropped the recordings but I always wanted to come
    > up with a way to re-instate this functionality because the low
    > bandwidth audio stream was so much more useful on a mobile device than
    > the youtube. It was possible to stream a session over cellular in your
    > car while the youtube would take significant bandwidth.

I would have liked that option back in 2018.

    > Not only do I not want this to go away, I want all of the material to
    > be available in open formats. This includes:

    > 1. audio (presenter in one channel, audience mics in another channel
    > would be even better) 2. slide video 3. speaker video 4. slide files

    > It makes perfect sense that the number of people using this recently is
    > low. It’s difficult to use in its current form. It shouldn’t be this
    > way.

Maybe Robert could detail what the challenge was in the retooling.

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