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14 Videos from LA Ruby 2009: Some Great Weekend Watching

By Peter Cooper / June 5, 2009

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LA Ruby was a single track Ruby conference that took place in Los Angeles (Orange County really, but we'll let them off..) at the start of April. The crack conference recording team Confreaks was in attendance and they've released 14 awesome videos from the event. Most of the videos are about 30 minutes long and you can watch them directly in your browser, download HD or SD MP4 files, or subscribe to the iTunes video podcast or Miro feed.

The overall set list:

The only downside to these videos compared to most Confreaks efforts is there's a lot of reverb and buzzing on the audio tracks, but the picture quality is great and ultimately the content wins out.

Comments

  1. Coby Randquist says:

    Peter,

    Thanks for the plug, I think we have gotten to the bottom of the sound issue, I'll be re-transcoding the videos starting this weekend in an effort to clean it up.

    Thanks again,
    -Coby

  2. anonymous says:

    The videos might be awsome, but the sound is unfortunately awful.

  3. Jan Wedekind says:

    You can use bandpass filters (equalizer) to suppress the electronic buzz during playback. For example with MPlayer:

    mplayer -af equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:-1:-3:-6:-12:-12 04-apr-2009-16-25-flying-robot-unmanned-aerial-vehicles-using-ruby-and-arduino-damen-evans-ron-evans-small.mp4

  4. Jan Wedekind says:

    You can actually specify the URL instead of downloading the video and still seek using the arrow- and page-keys.

    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer -af equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:-4:-12:-12 http://larubyconf2009.confreaks.com/videos/04-apr-2009-12-05-herding-tigers-software-development-and-the-art-of-war-danny-blitz-small.mp4

  5. Jan Wedekind says:

    You can actually specify the URL instead of downloading the video and still seek using the arrow- and page-keys.

    mplayer -af equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:-4:-12:-12 http://larubyconf2009.confreaks.com/videos/04-apr-2009-12-05-herding-tigers-software-development-and-the-art-of-war-danny-blitz-small.mp4

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