A big ouch—all the videos for ICML 2012 were lost in a shuffle. Rajnish sends the below, but if anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated.
Sincere apologies to ICML community for loosing 2012 archived videos
What happened: In order to publish 2013 videos, we decided to move 2012 videos to another server. We have a weekly backup service from the provider but after removing the videos from the current server, when we tried to retrieve the 2012 videos from backup service, the backup did not work because of provider-specific requirements that we had ignored while removing the data from previous server.
What are we doing about this: At this point, we are still looking into raw footage to find if we can retrieve some of the videos, but following are the steps we are taking to make sure this does not happen again in future:
(1) We are going to create a channel on Vimeo (and potentially on YouTube) and we will publish there the p-in-p- or slide-versions of the videos. This will be available by the beginning of Oct 2013.
(2) We are going to provide download links from TechTalks so that the slide-version (of p-in-p- version if availbale) of the videos can be directly downloaded by viewers.This feature will be available by Aug 4th 2013.
(3) Of course we are now creating regular backups that do not depend on our service provider.
How can you help: If you have downloaded from TechTalks the ICML 2012 videos using external tools, we will really appreciate if you can provide us the videos, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org .