22C3 recordings and slides

There has been some confusion regarding the AV recordings and slides of the 22C3 lectures. So let us explain what is coming and that everything will be fine.

The good news is: everything has been recorded! Yes, we have had our accidents but the fallback systems have worked so nothing is lost. As quite a few recordings have to be recovered from tape, the whole process will take a while but we are confident that we can deliver what everybody wants by the end of January.

More confusion has been generated as a couple of recordings have been available in WMV format up front which made many people believe it is our intention to provide everything in WMV only. This is not the case. The truth is that this has been just an additional service that was not related to the main documentation process.

So everything will be cool. Every single lecture will be available in the following video formats:

  • MPEG-2 (5 MBit/s)
  • MPEG-4 (1.2 MBit/s Simple Profile)
  • WMV (250 KBit/s)

In addition, all lectures will come in audio-only versions also in MP3 and OGG format in reasonable bit rates. All video and audio recordings will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Germany license.

And yes: we’ll make sure the MPEG-4 version will run on the iPod. There might be a iPod-compatible MPEG-4 H.264 768 KBit/s version as well in the near future. We’ll see what we can do.

Another idea is to provide the lectures in original order in a podcast that releases a lecture a day (or so). If you think this is a good idea voice your support by dropping a comment here.

The slides will be available on the event description pages in our Fahrplan as soon as they are available. Most of the stuff is already there and as long as all speakers will send us their slides, we will publish it. If you are a speaker and you haven’t sent us the slides, please do so.

This is going to be the best documented C3 ever. We are very happy about this.