Tuesday, March 07, 2006

bsdtalk022 - Interview with Matthew Dillon from DragonFly BSD

Interview with Matthew Dillon from DragonFly BSD

10 comments:

Karl Viklund said...

Thanks again! :)

Karl Viklund said...

I have a question though. Is it possible to provide a .ogg-version of the Podcast too? Or instead of the mp3?

Mr said...

Picking a format is a difficult decision. mp3 is the universal standard, but it has patent issues. I have thought about also providing an ogg format for people who want to use only free software.

Petr said...

Nice interview! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm hearing-impaired. Any way this interview can be posted in form of text?

Mr said...

Having a text transcript of the interviews would be great. I have a hard time getting enought time to just do the podcast, but if a listener would be willing to provide transcripts, I would post them.

J.B. Nicholson-Owens said...

A suggestion for the file formats of your interviews--upload a WAV or FLAC file to archive.org and let it create derivative formats for you. This way you'll get the MP3s as well as the Ogg Vorbis format which is great for people who want nothing but unencumbered free software on their machines. archive.org will host your files at no charge for as long as you'll let them host them.

Alternatively, encode a variety of formats and let users pick which format they prefer. I suggest making Ogg Vorbis one of the formats you offer.

Mark said...

I agree, an Ogg version would be nice. The mp3 version sounds fine, but I prefer Ogg myself. You could also get away with a lower bitrate and still sound the same as now, or sound better at the same bitrate using Ogg.

Other than that, nice podcast. It's the only one I listen to regularly anymore. I love BSD and use it (FreeBSD) on all desktops and servers, so a podcast about BSD is great. :)

-Mark

mattdo said...

Tremendous job! Thanks a lot, such a joyfull experience listening nice talks while jogging :)

matt

AmigaBSD said...

Thank you!
I'm going to install DragonFly BSD 1.4 right away ;-)