Wow, that’s a lot of entries. I’ll be announcing the winners tomorrow morning.
Erik Beeson, who so generously helped with the hosting and torrenting, sent along stats:
- total torrent file downloads for both torrents combined: 808 (includes search engine crawlers)
- dv torrent: 162 completed downloads
- mpeg4 torrent: 79 completed downloads
- mpeg4.zip: 242 (the direct download)
- total completed (torrents+direct): 483
Thanks to everyone who helped seed the footage.
Having now looked at dozens and dozens of clips on YouTube, I’m struck by the wide range of picture quality (talking pixels, not professionalism). Considering we all started with the same clips, one might not expect such a variation. My entry is near the middle of the pack in terms of blockiness.
If any readers/competitors have tips on how you kept YouTube from over-smushing your video, please share.