Category Archives: Amherst Series

Streaming (Vimeo) replays experiencing technical difficulties

For the last several months, we’ve had a series of technical problems with the getting Selectmen and Planning meetings uploaded to Vimeo.  We are looking at alternative solutions, as well as trying to identify the source of the problem.  We intend to resume streaming replays of these public meetings as soon as we can.

Selectmen 5/9 Meeting delayed posting on Vimeo

The 5/9 Selectmen’s meeting is ready to be posted on Vimeo, but we have a limit on the number of GB we can upload in a week, and it’s too big to fit after getting the last Planning Board meeting up.  So it’s going to sit and wait until our upload quota resets early next week, and then it will go up.

We keep the latest two meetings on the Amherst NH Board of Selectmen channel.

Planning Board added to Vimeo account

We’ve added an Amherst NH Planning Board channel to Vimeo, and started loading meetings there.  We’ll keep the last two meetings up.

Converting the recording and uploading it to Vimeo takes 24-48 hours, depending on volunteer availability, size of the video file, and whether or  not there are errors in the conversion process or upload.  The last meeting, for example, was a 7 GB raw video file, which converted down to 3.2 GB, and then had to be uploaded to Vimeo… and the upload failed the first time.  Each conversion attempt takes 2-5 hours, and each upload attempt also takes 3-5 hours.  And, of course, we’re not staring at the screen watching progress bars while it happens, so if there’s an error it may take a while before we retry.

2011 Town Deliberative Replay Schedule

The Town Deliberative Session was last Wednesday (2/9), and was 3:43 long.  Replays of the deliberative have now been scheduled.  They will run through Monday 3/7 (the day before the election).

Sunday: 5AM, 6PM (the ACTV Presents replay at 7:30 is cancelled and will resume 3/13)
Monday: Midnight, 5:30PM (replays of the Selectmen are cancelled; live meetings will be shown)
Tuesday: 3AM, 11AM (Selectmen replay moves to 3PM)
Wednesday: 3AM, 4PM (Planning board replay delayed to 7:42PM, live meetings will be shown)
Thursday: 3AM, 5PM
Friday: 3AM, 3PM (starting 2/25)
Saturday: 4AM, 1PM

As a byproduct, University Channel shows will not run starting 2/19 until 3/12.

Tim Bitnum Enterprises

A local student is producing a small comedy series for the Amherst Community Channel this summer.

The show is called Tim Bitnum Enterprises

It’s a fake reality TV show (mockumentary) about a young, 13 year old business tycoon who is constantly creating money making schemes that always seem to fail. There will be no offensive language and/or themes. It would be a five episode, biweekly series, each episode being only 15 minutes long.

New episodes will run on alternate Sundays at 9:30PM: 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29.  The latest episode will repeat on the intervening Sundays.  The show will also repeat at random times during overnight hours.