Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] Live Streams Real-time Archival Team
From: planetary
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:29:37 -0800

We have servers w/ modest space to offer but not the time to manually archive. 

Could at least set up some SFTP accounts on our various VPS'es for volunteers to house/stage recorded content.  We have east coast, west coast, and small mid-US servers available, not a ton of actual space but if you're cycling over to we could work to automate xfer on the regular.

Could this be done programmatically server-server from the streaming source?  This is partly why we have been pushing for independent / Icecast based solutions so we could just record from the broadcast source rather than endpoint. 

On Nov 16, 11, at 8:25 AM, Bruce Wagner wrote:

Recently, we've lost much valuable live video which was not archived as it was being streamed -- for various reasons -- like reaching capacity on ustream or livestream, or malfunction, etc.

We need a volunteer archiver team.  Members of such a team could be physically located anywhere in the world, but they would capture, record, and archive ALL of our live streams... so no live stream ever goes unarchived for any reason.

Volunteers used to archive 100% of all live streams in this way, for example. ( see )

Perhaps live stream broadcasters could email or sms a special gmail or google voice number, to alert the team that they are about to "go live", for example... and volunteers could have a schedule of who is on-call to begin capture and archival.

The archives could then all be collected by hosting the files at with each file indexed on the Team's own web site or blog.

Feel free to take this idea and run with it.  

Bruce Wagner