Rest of Peru video up
I've uploaded the rest of the video from Peru's One Laptop per Child project; you can browse the YouTube playlist or download the oggs from Peru video inside the cut.Collapse ) [Update 2008-12-06: I just added English subtitles to the full-size version of Children's song. Enjoy!]
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The Joys of Captioning

It may be old news to you, dear reader, but I discovered OverStream last night and was very impressed. It lets you take web video (say, from YouTube) and create caption streams for it, emitting a standard SRT file which you can then re-import into YouTube, all using web-based tools.

I used this to translate a brief video on OLPC's Arahuay pilot in Peru (ogg version w/o captions):

Video inside the cut.Collapse )

Help wanted: there's lots of video from Peru in my YouTube channel. You can create an account over at OverStream to caption it -- and if you send me the resulting SRT file, we can make this media more accessible to non-Spanish speakers.

Peru video update!

On my last trip to Peru, I brought back a DVD of video material which Peru's Ministry of Education has created to document and promote their One Laptop per Child project. I've uploaded it now to, converted it to the free Ogg Theora video format, and put some of the videos up on YouTube for easy viewing.

My favorite is the Children's Song (ogg), which sings about the joy of learning with an XO. The first Peru program (ogg) contains the song subtitled in English, which some of you may enjoy more:

Peru video inside the cut.Collapse )

The second Peru program (ogg) is a mashup of various press features on OLPC in Peru, starting with a very nice BusinessWeek piece (in English), followed by a piece for (subtitled in English), and ending with a piece for a Japanese program (at least that's what I think it is, I can't read the subtitles!).

More to come!

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