Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth: The DDN Edition
Video Blog Test From Accra
Digital Divide Network - Newton,MA,USA
July 19th, 2005 @ 8:50AM
I'm expermenting with video compression to see if I can work out the
ideal size for uploading and downloading video clips here in Ghana.
The bandwidth here is much slower than in the US, so I have to be
careful about how large a file I post.
Here are two versions of some footage from the BusyInternet
cybercafe, one low bandwidth and the other medium bandwidth. The low
version is around 600k, while the medium version is 1.3 megs. (For
those of you keeping score, the uncompressed version of this 40-
second clip is over 30 megabytes - pretty useless here in West Africa.
Anyway, here are the results. Click on the appropriate link to try
Low bandwidth clip [ local copy : http://www.uvm.edu/~sjc/video/
Medium bandwidth clip [ local http://www.uvm.edu/~sjc/video/
Original source : http://www.andycarvin.com/