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Open Streaming (Adam Hyde)
Tuesday, 3 June 2003, 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 4 June 2003, 11:00 - 17:00

The workshop will be directed by Adam Hyde (, Following an introduction into open source audio / video streaming and an overview of the current technologies on the first day, the second day is dedicated to the basics of open source software “The Frequency Clock Free Media System”. The language of instruction is English.


Public Netbase Zwischenquartier, Burggasse 21, 1070 Wien

 FIRST DAY, 03.06.2003, 11:00-17:00 
  • what is streaming?
  • an introduction to the major technologies
  • overview of main audio/video-codecs
  • what is 'open streaming'?
  • an introduction to open codecs
  • an introduction to open source encoders
  • an introduction to open source streaming servers
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 SECOND DAY, 04.06.2003, 11:00-17:00 
  • what is the Frequency Clock (FC)?
  • examples of the FC in use
  • how to use the FC
  • how to install a FC of your own (for the more technically inclined)
For further information & registration:


"The Frequency Clock: Free Media System" ( is an open source software system created to manage streaming audio and video channels. It allows creators and users of streaming media to organise their files into dynamic channels. Key features of the system include an inventive customised streaming media player, which can handle different file types, searchable archives, and real-time statistical analysis. The Frequency Clock: Free Media System is free and open source, designed specifically with arts, cultural and independent broadcasting in mind.


Adam Hyde is from New Zealand. He is a musician, developer and format artist working at the convergence of broadcasting and Internet technologies. He is one of the co-founders of r a d i o q u a l i a, an artistic collaboration with Honor Harger. Adam has a background in television and radio in New Zealand, where he founded the radio network and Static Television, New Zealand's first community television station. He relocated in Europe in 1999, and worked as a producer and manager at the internet service provider, XS4ALL in Amsterdam between 1999 - 2003. Whilst in Amsterdam, he co-founded HelpB92 and Open Channels for Kosovo, which assisted independent media in the former Yugoslavia. He was also the initiator of Net Congestion: the International Festival of Streaming Media, held in Amsterdam in October 2000, and a co-founder of the Open Source Streaming Alliance, an initiative that has established several internationally distributed, streaming media servers for arts and cultural use. He has taught new media at the University of Amsterdam, and other institutes, and has recently been working with the Walker Art Center in the USA. Under the name 'eset', Adam works as a software artist and musician. He has designed and built several applications including the Theory Machine and the Frequency Clock. His performances as an electronic musician have incorporated live software development as an integral and demonstrative part of the performance.

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