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On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Matt Campbell <> wrote:
> I like the idea of a virtual conference; it would eliminate the expense
>  and, for some, the difficulty of travel.  However, is video really worth
>  the bandwidth it consumes?  I think audio plus slides (ideally delivered
>  as HTML) would be quite enough, except perhaps for a few presentations
>  which involve a live demo.  Eliminating video would probably make it
>  possible to host more participants.  Eliminating video would also reduce
>  hardware and software requirements; we wouldn't all have to be running
>  Leopard and iChat AV.  I think it would be quite enough to hear the
>  participants' voices, but then my perspective is probably different than
>  most, since I'm legally blind.
>  Anyway, I'd love to try it, so long as I don't have to get a Mac.

FWIW, we have been using CamStudio ( internally
to record technical presentations.
Just install it on a Windows machine with a microphone and hit record.
Afterwards you can recompress the AVI with e.g. VirtualDub using the
XviD codec so it's playable on about every OS.