The Anarchist Film Archive was re-launched:
@jeroenpraat The one time I tried to use PeerTube, I was informed that both of my browsers must be "upgraded" even though they were latest version.
I'm guessing due to WebRTC being turned off to prevent leakage.
Sooo... not gonna be me that does it. :-/
I think it's a very good idea though!
For complete archival extraction, I think "Offline Explorer" may be used, as it also rewrites the entire site's content to be self-contained within the offline archive.
Haven't used OE for about a decade though.
@nutomic @jeroenpraat I can't see any apparent licensing statement apart from the "Copyright © 2018 Christie Books", which I think is just an expression of "I/we created this web page" expressed in an unfortunate but common way.
Purely from considering some titles and directors, I would guess the licensing-policy is just: Ignored. I could of course be wrong.
I suppose the PayPal-address firstname.lastname@example.org may be usable for contacting them, or possibly the email@example.com in some banner-pictures works..?
From just lazily checking some sizes, I'd guesstimate the total to be in the range of gigabytes but not over a terabyte.
@jeroenpraat @nutomic I don't know if it is possible, but just inc case:
I have a slot on a seedbox where I seed Devuan, antiX, etc. It has 20 Gb/s connection. If it would help and it would be possible to create some tool that completely automated downloads a video from that site, uploads it to PeerTube and then deletes the video when done, I would gladly let it run on that seedbox for a thing like this.
Just thought I'd mention it...
@b9AcE @jeroenpraat Peertube can import videos directly from other websites. Unfortunately that is a per-instance setting, which I don't want to enable on a public instance. But maybe some other instance offers it, or it could be used from a private instance. There are also command line tools to import via a server, so upload bandwidth shouldn't be the problem.
@jeroenpraat @b9AcE Okay that's a serious amount. Transcoding time will be problematic for that. I'm happy to host this on peertube.social (as long as the uploader is reasonable sure not to get sued for it). But the instance is on a slow VPS, so it would not be feasible to upload all of it. Maybe some of the best videos from there?
But like I said, I would be happy to host this on my instance, and there are already a few French anarchist orgs who post their videos on it. Problem is that it is hosted on a slow (2 CPU) VPs, so transcoding 200 GB at once would take weeks.
My favorite anarchism library is the "Ⓐnarchy Ⓐrchives" http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_Archives/index.html
There may be others with more content or such, but… I like this one.