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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 07:12
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Since it's become clear recently that youtube (et al) is hostile towards chemistry videos etc, I think it's time we had our own community video site.

I've spent the last few days examining the options re open source video sharing software and have selected what I think is the best option and set up a site.

So, I present ScienceMadness Video: https://smvideo.djr.pw

I'm currently in the process of importing my archive of chemplayer videos, so those should slowly appear on the site as transcoding completes. For the next few days, any videos uploaded by you guys may take a long time to be published due to the large amount of work in the transcoding queue caused by the bulk import. @Chemplayer: U2U me and I'll give you the password to the account I've uploaded your videos to.

I hope the SM team are okay with me using the logo/name and of course I'll give the admins/mods here the relevant permissions -U2U me. If it's agreeable then it'd be nice to have it on a subdomain of sciencemadness.org too.

If this takes off then I may have to seek donations towards hosting costs.

Please let me know what you think.
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 07:19


Quote: Originally posted by DavidJR  
Since it's become clear recently that youtube (et al) is hostile towards chemistry videos etc, I think it's time we had our own community video site.

I've spent the last few days examining the options re open source video sharing software and have selected what I think is the best option and set up a site.

So, I present ScienceMadness Video: https://smvideo.djr.pw

I'm currently in the process of importing my archive of chemplayer videos, so those should slowly appear on the site as transcoding completes. For the next few days, any videos uploaded by you guys may take a long time to be published due to the large amount of work in the transcoding queue caused by the bulk import. @Chemplayer: U2U me and I'll give you the password to the account I've uploaded your videos to.

I hope the SM team are okay with me using the logo/name and of course I'll give the admins/mods here the relevant permissions -U2U me. If it's agreeable then it'd be nice to have it on a subdomain of sciencemadness.org too.

If this takes off then I may have to seek donations towards hosting costs.

Please let me know what you think.



Awesome work, just signed up.
EDIT: Okay bud you reeeeeaaalllly need to up the file size limit.

[Edited on 4-30-2018 by Rhodanide]




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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 07:34


Quote: Originally posted by Rhodanide  

Okay bud you reeeeeaaalllly need to up the file size limit.


What do you think is a reasonable value?
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 07:55


This is a very nice idea! You should U2U Polverone, if you haven't already, about getting it transferred to the sciencemadness.org domain. I just made an account on there, and I figure I might as well upload my videos for posterity in case YouTube ever takes them down.



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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 09:05


I forgot that I had set this up on a testing VM with limited storage. So, later today I will move it over to a server which has more plentiful storage (2TB). I should have done this before posting about it on here, but oh well.
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 10:05


Quote: Originally posted by DavidJR  
Quote: Originally posted by Rhodanide  

Okay bud you reeeeeaaalllly need to up the file size limit.


What do you think is a reasonable value?


900 MB or so, 500 MB isn't enough for videos longer than 10 minutes in my experience.




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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 10:23


Quote: Originally posted by Rhodanide  

900 MB or so, 500 MB isn't enough for videos longer than 10 minutes in my experience.


Depends on the encoding. But, since the software is set to downscale to 720p and reencode to make it smaller anyway, I'll up the upload limit to 1GB once I've got it transferred to the server with more disk space.
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 10:35


I'm not getting a registration confirmation email, perhaps I just signed up incorrectly. But great work! This really looks awesome, looking forward to using it.



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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 10:58


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
I'm not getting a registration confirmation email, perhaps I just signed up incorrectly. But great work! This really looks awesome, looking forward to using it.


Hmm, I'll need to look into that. In the mean time I have manually activated your account.
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 11:05


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
I'm not getting a registration confirmation email, perhaps I just signed up incorrectly. But great work! This really looks awesome, looking forward to using it.
Check your spam. I didn't see mine at first either, but gmail automatically Detritused it, haha.



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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 11:41


Ok, going down just now to transfer to proper server.

Edit: Done.

[Edited on 30-4-2018 by DavidJR]
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 12:41


Thanks Texium, that was it. And thanks DavidJR, great work so far!



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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 12:50


Email deliverability should be fixed now, I have set it to send from smvideo@davidr.me at the moment because I have an SMTP server set up with proper DKIM/SPF etc for that domain.

Edit: also, upload filesize limit increased to 1GB for now.

[Edited on 30-4-2018 by DavidJR]
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[*] posted on 30-4-2018 at 13:30


This is amazing! Thank you DavidJR!



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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 04:56


Amazing work! Just signed up and the registration worked fine.



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[*] posted on 2-5-2018 at 07:53


Quote: Originally posted by chemplayer...  
Amazing work! Just signed up and the registration worked fine.


I've U2U'd you the password for the account I used to import my archive of your videos.




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[*] posted on 3-5-2018 at 18:18


Thanks! Looks like the encoding is still processing but I'll try to do a reconciliation against the master-archive once they are all complete and see if there are any missing which I can upload. Some of the newer ones (in 1080p 60fps) were very large files (over 1Gb each) but I can regenerate down to 720p for the time being if needed.



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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 02:45


This is nothing short of awesome, Thanks DavidJR.

Question. Suppose I wanted to upload some videos to preserve a yt channel. Is there a way of adding them to the pool but not putting them under my own name -- I would rather not have it look like I was taking credit for someone else's work.

My thoughts are towards preserving some great YT channels and prioritising the ones where the owner has been inactive on both YT and SM for some time. Those are the ones that will likely be completely lost if yt got nasty about them.




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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 03:37


If they're inactive but their videos are still up on YouTube, I don't think it's right to re-upload them to a different site. Chemplayer is particularly easy going with that aspect but others certainly are not. If you think they're going to be deleted, save them for sure, but only when they go down do you reupload them elsewhere in my opinion. If they're still up, then the viewers should really go there to watch the video
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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 03:39


Yeah, good point.

I was thinking of myst32YT and hkparker in particular.




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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 06:24


Just DL and archive them for now. As long as YT is still hosting them nothing more needs to be done.

If and when YT decides to pull the plug on them, a decision can then be made to make them available, like Tdep says. Certainly the authors should be reached out to.

Does anyone have access to Explosions and Fire's original stuff? Can he be reached out to?




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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 06:46


Ha, Tdep is Explosions&Fire. And his videos are currently all up on Explosions&Fire2, which has not been taken down (yet).



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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 11:55


Woot! That's good news!



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[*] posted on 4-5-2018 at 12:33


If you ever need help with the server, or other software/IT related stuff, that's my day job. I'd be more than happy to help. I have over a decade of experience with Linux and Windows servers. Also many years doing programming work in general, from websites to apps.

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[*] posted on 11-10-2018 at 14:38


smvideo.djr.pw has been down for the past week or so. Does anyone know if it is coming back up?



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