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Announcing Scalecast – A Meta Podcast about Designing Scalable Systems

January 4, 2008

Today, I’m announcing a new meta podcast about designing scalable systems named Scalecast.

I’ve been seeing more and more conference interesting presentations online but I can’t get them to work with my iphone/ipod since they require streaming flash video.

I now have a simple script that can fetch the flash video from youtube, transcode it to mp4 video, including AAC audio, and publish it to WordPress. It’s then available for use on any Apple device including legacy ipods and more modern iphones.

If you have a suggestion for a video to include in this podcast, just add it as a comment on this post and I’ll try to transcode for you.

I primarily did this just for myself. I need to be able to view these videos for my work and my primary mechanism for doing so is my iphone.

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