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by Viktor
Fri 3. Jun 2011, 02:55
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

Dear Carl, are you based in the UK? ;) Why are you at all surprised that anything that spans several European countries is necessarily going to be a chaos? Maybe a beautiful, enriching, mind-expanding chaos, but still a mess! (Wasn't it along these lines that L'Auberge Espagnole ended...?) And then ...
by Viktor
Wed 1. Jun 2011, 23:58
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Domain name
Replies: 24
Views: 12289

Re: Domain name

Funny, I thought it would be the other way round: "Let's read" sounded too much like a reading club to me (reading silently), so I added the "together". And like Hokuspokus, I suggest some explanation on the front (=catalogue?) page - which will be legamus.eu or http://www.legamus.eu, of course - an...
by Viktor
Tue 31. May 2011, 00:52
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Domain name
Replies: 24
Views: 12289

Domain name

I have plenty of ideas flirring around in my head, and I try to put them into a reasonable order :) That leads me to the question: Do you all agree on the domain name "legamus.eu" ? It happens to be the URL we're on right now, but I don't want to force that on you, it's only an offer! There was also...
by Viktor
Tue 31. May 2011, 00:42
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

Now may I add one more point to the wish list? Could you build something that collects all the data from a database and puts it together into a HTML catalog page? Something we could copy and past where ever we decide to have the catalog. Sure, that's very much what I had in mind. Instead of all-dyn...
by Viktor
Tue 31. May 2011, 00:25
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Uploading to Free.fr
Replies: 6
Views: 12949

Uploading to Free.fr

You can use the web interface http://dl.free.fr for files of up to 1GB. For files between 1GB and 10GB you must use FTP. Fichier à envoyer = File to send Me notifier du lien par email = Notify me by e-mail This e-mail account will receive both the download and the deletion link. After a successful u...
by Viktor
Mon 30. May 2011, 23:44
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Sponsored server?
Replies: 8
Views: 4299

Re: Sponsored server?

I had a very positive chat today; in short, what we'd want is called more a patron (mécène) than a sponsor. My contact was quite confident that we'd find someone and he offered to help in this process. We'd have to present our project and our needs in two or three paragraphs. That said, I believe th...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 23:35
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Templates, tech specs and so on
Replies: 63
Views: 31001

Re: Templates, tech specs and so on

Hokuspokus wrote:The idea with the ZTWO0 sounds good, but I bet many readers won't get it right.
If the uploader works as I have in mind, it could be him who does the final naming.
But well, I should work one step after the other before imagining world peace...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 23:31
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

I agree that it would be nice to have flac files first, while we are working on it and only encode to mp3 for the final release. But: Many PLers use their mp3 player for listening and many of them can't play flac. Many useful software (mp3gain, mp3tag, ... )works with mp3 only. I don't want to chan...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 21:36
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Templates, tech specs and so on
Replies: 63
Views: 31001

Re: Templates, tech specs and so on

But before we'll decide to put such a random letter code in it: did LV get a lot of complaints about this? I don't recall ever having seen this on the forums. Very good question! My MP3-player is over 5 years old; most people are not using this kind of stone age equipment anymore ... :P Or is this ...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 17:41
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Templates, tech specs and so on
Replies: 63
Views: 31001

Re: Templates, tech specs and so on

Actually, my MP3-player (but perhaps it's a strange one :)) sorts by only the first 4 or 5 characters; which means that files starting with book title are sorted all wrong :roll: My husband wrote a linux script that puts '001', '002' etc. in front of all files in a folder, sorted on file name. My g...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 14:00
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu
Replies: 35
Views: 17342

Re: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu

neckertb wrote:Fine by me without wiki, I just wanted to ask what the plan was :)
My plan is to listen to any suggestion of yours that you think might improve the situation and think about how to make it work and integrate with the rest ;)
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 13:57
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

If you upload something on dl.free.fr with an account, I think it's easier to get or recover a deletion link. Tutorial follows shortly :) I'm sorry that I haven't been more active within LV itself; I've maybe a lot of naive or wrong ideas of the final steps between BC and MC. Correct me when I'm wro...
by Viktor
Sun 29. May 2011, 13:35
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Sponsored server?
Replies: 8
Views: 4299

Sponsored server?

A small server costs in France or Germany around 20 euros per month in a reasonable offer. (You also find offers with "unlimited storage" but I wouldn't count on that for a project of our size ;) ) Such a server would hold most of our infrastructure and give us some space for growth and some nice ex...
by Viktor
Sat 28. May 2011, 17:18
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

Free.fr - well, er - it's all French. I couldn't even find were to create an account :oops: Tutorial will follow! Another possibility might be ge.tt http://ge.tt/#4fzWf2l This is something I use for LV. They keep files 30 days from last download, when you have no account. Files associated with an a...
by Viktor
Sat 28. May 2011, 12:58
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

Re: File hosting, distribution and storage

Dropbox would be a good candidate, except that they are based in the US.

As Hokuspokus said, they might be OK for private backups, but not for public downloads, be it temporary forum links or permanent catalogue links.
by Viktor
Sat 28. May 2011, 12:15
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu
Replies: 35
Views: 17342

Re: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu

So you'd want a wiki? No problem! I have some experience with setting up MediaWiki, that's the software Wikipedia and the LV wiki run on. It's reliable but not very adapted for rights management - it's very good if everything is public. Of course, it's possible to force people to login before they c...
by Viktor
Sat 28. May 2011, 01:56
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu
Replies: 35
Views: 17342

Re: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu

Nadine, Leni, kattekliek, you're all admins now. Due to an unfortunate recent issue, may I ask you to use secure passwords? ;) Everybody is most welcome to use OpenID, but admins must have a local password in phpBB3 in order to access the "Administration Control Panel". Second, could one of you plea...
by Viktor
Sat 28. May 2011, 01:30
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: File hosting, distribution and storage
Replies: 37
Views: 26126

File hosting, distribution and storage

Write your suggestions in this thread, I'll update this first post accordingly. We need file hosting on two levels: for downloads of final works and for temporary files only needed during the creation of a work. Downloads of finished works can happen through normal HTTP or through BitTorrent. For H...
by Viktor
Fri 27. May 2011, 13:44
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu
Replies: 35
Views: 17342

Re: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu

Just a small note: I'm only able to post lengthy bits at lunchbreak and in the evenings. So you have to wait a bit for my answers ;) I suggest we look for "reasonable" freehosters (http://dl.free.fr is one, they even allow "communities" of files) and I write a little "tracker wrapper" around them, t...
by Viktor
Fri 27. May 2011, 13:13
Forum: About Legamus
Topic: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu
Replies: 35
Views: 17342

Re: Discussion of set-up/future legamus.eu

Language subthreads : I thought about that... but I'd argue for copying the LV system. We agree that we only want to do works that cannot be in LV. To my surprise, all European readers seem to be happy with English over there. If we now have language subforums, we risk to attract folks who only spe...