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Meaningful filenames for videos

I'm posting this again since there's been no response to some of the more recent additions I made to the problem reported at http://getsatisfaction.com/oreilly/to...

I'm not sure if Get Satisfaction missed notifying O'Reilly about my updates or if O'Reilly missed noticing that there were more additions on that topic.

Here's one more issue w.r.t filenames for videos:
I was trying to download the videos from "Berkun's Managing Breakthrough Projects Master Class" and I see that the filenames have nothing to do with the titles given in the table of contents.

The table of contents lists the following:
Introduction: Leading and Managing Breakthrough Projects
Leading Creative teams
Psychology of Innovation
The wonders of incubation
Project Management

The filenames, however, are the following:

1. Could you please spend some time to review the filenames *for all the videos on your website* (not just this one) and ensure that they have some relation to the title or even better have the title of each chapter as the filename? I don't mind words in the filename being separated by periods or underscores.

2. And again, adding a sequence number as a prefix for each file would really help download files and play them in sequence without having to look at modified dates and other magic (depending on the size of the file, they *may not* complete their downloads in sequence, and downloading videos one by one is cumbersome).

I'm really hoping that O'Reilly would implement these suggestions across the board without having users come back to O'Reilly and complain for each individual video. It's very frustrating to deal with it while several other providers like Pragmatic Programmers and PeepCode do it quite well.

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for writing us about this and for making sure we saw it. I'm sorry for the frustration. We appreciate your feedback, and the video group is looking into this now. I'll let you know what we come up with.


    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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    Once again, I notice that some of the older videos on the site still do not have any sequence numbers. Once downloaded, it would be up to the user to rename them in a sequence (like 01.file1.mp4, 02.fileb.mp4, 03.filen.mp4 and so on). Passing on the effort to rename files so that they appear in a sequence to the customers is really a lousy thing to do.

    I had initially posted this request 6 months ago as a separate topic and O'Reilly seems least bothered to do it. I can't believe it really takes this long for a company like O'Reilly to make such a minor change.
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