Can you give me an example of how you would like a video file name? pick a show or series and show me the original filename and what you would prefer it to be. Everyone has the option of choosing what kind of filename they want their video to be (we can't control every contributor) but we can control what content is produced by Channel 9 team members. For shows like TWC9 and Defrag we usually put the name of the show and the date since the shows are weekly and ongoing with no end date. For the Bob Tabor series we abbreviate the language (VB,CS,JS)and then the topic discussed in the video. Let me know how else you would preder file naming and i can try to incorporate it more.
as for encoding and compression. we compress the videos as small as we can without the quality of the video having too many artifacts. we have 35 min (video + screencap) as small as 200mb, which is pretty good.