I thought I’d answer some frequently asked questions here about the streams and video uploads on the YouTube Channel:
There are issues with the stream of my talk.
Please send us an email and we will try to fix the issues when we upload the individual videos. Note that the local copy of each stream should be intact, so we can fix most issues including missing talks. But please be patient, we only have a few volunteers working on this.
When will the videos be uploaded?
We will begin uploading videos as we get them post-processed and captioned by outside contractors. This will likely occur in chronological order. Workshops will be released first, followed by Day 1, etc. We anticipate the last video will be uploaded within 2 weeks.
I’ve heard streams will be taken down at some point, why?
Our host MIT requires captions within a certain date. To abide by this rule we will be unlisting the stream recordings at some point, after which captioned individual talks should be available. We anticipate taking down the livestreams around a week after they occurred. And videos will be all uploaded within ~2 weeks (starting with workshops which will be uploaded Tuesday August 1st).
Do you know when this date is, that is, when the live stream recordings will become unavailable/non-public?
To abide by this rule we will be unlisting the stream recordings at some point, after which captioned individual talks should be available.
By “unlisted”, do you mean that the stream recordings will still be available if someone knows the URL? Specifically, if I email someone the link to a timestamp in the stream recording now, will that link continue to work even after the individual talks are available?
Those streams will be taken down in a few days, since they will not have the captions. The individual videos will be uploaded as soon as captions are ready, but there may potentially be some non-availability between these two events.
For now I will just delist them. This will hopefully avoid confusion. If we receive a complaint though I must immediately take them down as I understand it.
The date is 7 days after the original upload. We apologize for the hassle but it is the only way to abide by the rules of our host (MIT). All videos will be segmented and returned to YouTube within ~2 weeks.
To add to the FAQ a bit, we cannot do anything more about the video quality. The production team we hired failed to do certain things correctly that we cannot rectify in post. We sincerely apologize and we will be sure this doesn’t occur at future conferences.