[gst-devel] GStreamer as Google Summer of Code project
zaheerabbas at merali.org
Tue Apr 18 04:06:07 CEST 2006
On 4/18/06, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <uraeus at gnome.org> wrote:
> Hi team,
> I have started the process of registering GStreamer as a summer
> of code project this year. If that is going to be a success for
> us we need two things, one is good ideas for what the SoC
> students can work on and even more importantly we need mentors.
> So please send me any proposals you might have for things you
> would be suitable for a SoC project that is related to
> GStreamer. And also let me know if you are willing to mentor
> projects that gets
> approved or mentor specific projects. I will put together a page
> for us listing the project proposals and listing a primary
> mentor for each.
> When proposing ideas be sure to remember that these ideas are
> meant to get students interested and also they need to be
> self-contained. I have on purpose not listed things like 'enable
> RTSP support in playbin' or 'implement the multique design' as
> proposals as they are probably to sensitive to let 'Joe Hacker'
> work on.
> Proposals coming from people willing to mentor them will get
> prominent placing on our projects page :)
> A couple of ideas I have to kick this off -
> Write MXF muxer and demuxer: The MXF format is popular within
> the TV
> industry and optimized for used with non-linear editors. It is
> also the format for choice for BBC's Dirac codec for instance.
> Getting support for this would be a good boon for Pitivi and
> Librarify Ambulant - Refactor libambulant SMIL render to be
> usable for doing a GStreamer plugin on top of it and write such
> a plugin.
> Preferably the refactoring is done in a way that the Ambulant
> community can accept back upstream.
> Implement Ogg RTP - Implement payloaders and depayloaders for
> Vorbis and Theora using the recently completed specifications
> and make sure they work with Tapioca or Telepathy for doing
> video/audio conferencing.
> MPEG2 muxer and MPEG2 encoder - Write a muxer for the mpeg2
> container format and an encoder for the MPEG2 video format
> (write in the sense do a plugin. Probably want to rely on some
> existing code for the encoder). Important for being able to do
> ViiV/DLNA compliant devices using GStreamer.
> Thumbnail play on hoover in Nautilus - When your mouse hoovers
> over the Nautilus video thumbnails the video starts playing
> inside the thumbnail.
> GStreamer and Amarok - Make sure GStreamer back-end in Amarok is
> fully featured and the default.
> Other suggestions?
How about a plugin for f-spot that took selected photos and created an
Ogg/Theora/Vorbis movie file of a slideshow of the photos transitioned
with effects and muxed with audio from say a rb/banshee playlist.
iPhoto on Mac OS X has a similar feature and so does ULead CD & DVD
PictureShow on Windows.
Giving the users configurability of effects used, time photos should
stay on screen.
This could be done using the gnonlin elements, we may need some more
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