So, I tried viewing some of the talks of SOTM US 2013 , but my experience has been miserable:
- the videos are available in Flash only. While Vimeo also has an HTML5 player, my system (Linux/Firefox) doesn’t support H264 natively yet. In other words: I need to use Flash. On Linux. Which heats my CPU to 70°C to play a video whereas a local player would only heat it to about 50°.
- the videos are set to private, so they can only be viewed via stateofthemap.us or that vimeopro URL.
- There’s no download link. All regular tools (google “vimeo download”) and JDownloader fail to download this video.
- There’s no obvious way to contact the site administrator. The only way seems to be Twitter… I don’t have it and I don’t want it. I could also write to the us-talk mailing list, but I’d like to reach the people in charge and us-talk seems to be too general for this. Then again, I have no idea if they read us-talk because there’s no information on who manages that site.
If you know where I can forward my request for a simple download link for these videos, please let me know. While I’d like to view the videos as well, I’m not particularly in the mood to fiddle with rtmpdump or Wireshark to figure out the URL.
If I’ve missed the download link and am making a clown out of myself, I would very much welcome a comment pointing me to it.
Best regards xeen