[nycbug-talk] defcon 15 videos on line

Chris Clymer chris at chrisclymer.com
Fri Oct 5 00:10:23 EDT 2007

On Oct 4, 2007, at 10:11 PM, Miles Nordin wrote:

>>>>>> "il" == Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> writes:
>     il> Well, the practical reality of it is that it is HARD to do
>     il> full-blown video for a conference.  Shooting is easy,
>     il> post-production is hard- and they charge for the disks...
> FWIW, I think the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin always has
> videos online and free a few months after the conference.  The videos
> have reasonable quality and sound.  And it's completely un-DRMed in a
> Linux-friendly format (albeit two years ago it was H.264 which is too
> new/high-CPU for my xbox), and on an FTP site and/or bittorrent, not
> some AOLeet streaming thing.  Like Defcon, the C3 is well-attended and
> not complaining about finances.
> mrmcd gives out free videos, too, but at least for mrmcd101b last year
> the codec wasn't as fancy as C3.  It was some .mov file, and I could
> only play some of them, not all, and I couldn't play my own talk
> though I got a copy.  It was via FTP and torrent, not streaming DRM.
> The talk I gave at Hope Six was recorded on some real-time DVD burner
> that works like a VCR, and then they just copy the DVD in those
> massive disk duplicator towers, so there isn't really any
> post-production for that.  But, yeah, I'm sure for CCC where they
> actually do deliver things over Internet instead of just through the
> mail, there must be a big encoding step with lots of arguing about
> which codec to use.
The Defcon videos seem to end up on a podcast eventually every year.   
Several are listed in Apples official directory.  Same for Blackhat  
and Shmoo.

I went to defcon and blackhat this year.  I defintly got a lot more  
out of blackhat, but defcon was a fun party.

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