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Re: [ProgSoc] Just Lay It To Rest
On Fri, 26 May 2000, Christian Kent wrote:
> My next big stupid idea is to buy 64GB of storage, which I think I saw for
> $400-$500, perhaps 128GB, put it in dispater, install MacOS X, and write a
> script that continually polls the webcam and writes compressed frames to
> disk. Possibly restarting movie files every hour, and deleting them when
> storage is full. This has the benefits of letting whoever wants to set up
> the webcam just install the standard spew-out-a-gif service; we don't
> need to use CPU or storage resources on a machine with less of these than
> dispater has; we can fine-tune compression settings to use very high
> temporal compression in the ProgSoc Room, via QuickTime scripting and some
> funky codecs; and finally we might be able to switch on QuickTime server
> to do live streaming via UDP etc. I think I can do this myself but if you
> all demand to have a vote on it to save me the trouble, be my guest |-)
I think to get more disks for Ftoomsh is a better idea.
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