Some projects offer users a dedicated computer interface for browsing, selecting and saving or burning video files from the internet onto CDs, DVDs or other digital media. But you can accomplish basically the same results on any PC which holds your data files and has a CD or DVD burner. A distribution point like this that is shared means individuals don’t need to have their own high-bandwidth internet connections in order to access new video content. Freedom Toaster is one FOSS example of a dedicated kiosk designed for this purpose.

Another simple hybrid distribution method is to download videos from the web, and make a DVD to distribute in areas with poor internet access. You can follow instructions for downloading video above, and then make a DVD following the steps outlined above. Either of the DVD authoring programs we recommend will accept just about any video format you download from the web.