The aKademy Team is excited to announce a set of live audio and
video streams covering the
KDE Community World Summit 2004, code-named "aKademy", taking
place in Ludwigsburg, Germany from August 21st to 29th. Those who
cannot attend in person can now watch or listen to what is going on
over the Internet, thanks to Fluendo,
a GStreamer-based streaming media company. Read on for full details.
Tom Chance, KDE Press Officer commented that "these streams show that free software
can now let people from around the world watch a large community event,
bringing a conference for hundreds of people over the Internet".
Anyone with an Internet connection and a stream-capable video player like HelixPlayer 1.0 can use the
streams. The video stream, thanks to bandwidth from the hosts the Filmakademie, can
handle 100 users, and broadcasts as an OGG stream encoded with Theora/Vorbis, whilst the audio stream can handle 200 users and broadcasts as an OGG Vorbis stream. Archives of talks
will be put online shortly after they finish, for those who miss
the live streams. Details for the streams can be found on the aKademy web site at: