We’re kicking of 2013 right by heading down to San Diego for another Matterhorn Unconference. We’ll be attending to demo our products as well as participating in the talks. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting more members of the community. Registration link is here.
As always, we had plenty of fun at the GStreamer conference in San Diego – and somehow managed to avoid getting sunburned while enjoying a warm sunday out on a boat. We’re looking forward to the upcoming Gstreamer 1.0 release and continuing to contribute to the community.
Video of the talks are currently being uploaded here, you can check out Entropy Wave founder David Schleef’s talk (the slides and audio) on our open-source Streaming Server project online as well.
The dates of this years GStreamer conference have been announced, this year the conference is taking place in the United States. We’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone in San Diego over August 27 and 28. This year the conference will be co-hosting with LinuxCon North America, the Linux Plumbers Conference and the Linux Kernel Summit. While we haven’t quite finalized the proposal, David Schleef will likely be presenting a talk about the Entropy Wave Streaming Server project.
We’re looking forward to attending the GStreamer Conference coming up next month in Prague, it’s always great connecting with fellow developers in person. This years schedule is full of some great speakers on topics ranging from GStreamer and Blue Ray, the upcoming GStreamer release, and our founder, David Schleef will be speaking about GStreamer in broadcast and web streaming. Hope to see some of you there!
The 5th Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is taking place this week here in San Francisco. Our founder, David Schleef will be attending, contact us if you are interested in scheduling a time to meet with him. The weather looks like it’ll be wonderful all this week, both unusual and very welcome for our foggy city.
David will also be attending the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference on April 11-13th.
Looks like last year was only the beginning – the 2011 GStreamer conference is scheduled to share space with LinuxCon Europe, The Linux Kernel Summit and ELC-Europe at the end of October in Prague, according to Christian Shaller.
Hope to see some of you there!
The first GStreamer conference took place last week in Cambridge in the UK, which I attended and gave a presentation about Orc. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people that attended, packing the room with people spilling out into the hall. For those of you that missed it, the presentation was recorded by the people from Free Electrons and will be posted on their site some time soon.
Several people mentioned to me at the conference some variation of “I have no assembly background, but I learned how to use Orc in a few hours, converted my video processing code, and now it’s 4x faster.” This is always encouraging to hear. Of course, some mention that Orc-generated code isn’t faster than C code — we’ll have to work on that.
The rest of the GStreamer conference was excellent and a huge success. The organizer, Christian Schaller, said that the conference was sold out, so it seems likely that we’ll have a bigger and better conference next year. I was interested in seeing every talk, which means I’ll be spending an entire day watching the ones I missed whenever the video is uploaded.
Our founder, David Schleef, will be giving a short talk on WebM, VP8, and Open Video at the New TeeVee conference, taking place on November 10, here in San Francisco. View the scheduled speakers, and register at this link.
It’s taken me a week to recover from our week in New York for Open Video Conference and FOMS, but it was so worth it. We had a great time meeting with old friends, some of whom we only see online or once a year at conventions, as well as networking with a ton of terrific new people.
Huge appreciation goes to Ben Moskowitz for organizing an inspiring and well run conference. We were happy to help sponsor Open Video Conference, and look forward to returning. This year the conference was bigger, more diverse, and reflected the evolving world of open video to not only software developers, but end users, film makers, and non-profit groups. It’s an exciting time to be working in this kind of technology.
The first day we ran demos of the Entropy Wave E1000 Live Encoder, streaming up to HD quality video from the E1000 to several devices to show the versatility of the box.
The next day David Schleef moderated a panel discussion on Licensing, Patent Issues, and Standardization of codecs, participants included Laura DeNardis (Executive Director at Yale Isp), Mike Flathers (CTO Sorenson Media), Rob Glidden (Open Video/Digital TV standards advocate), and Timothy Terriberry (codec developer currently with Mozilla). Among the five of them, they represented enough knowledge on the legal and logistical side of open codecs that an entire conference could have been filled with just that discussion. Unfortunately, they only had an hour, but a ton of useful knowledge was shared and an extremely lively discussion ensued.
After that, we ran to David’s next talk, discussing video compression trade-offs, geared towards end users like editors and workflow managers. Again, with only an hour it’s impossible to really cover most of the issues involved, but he and Jon Dahl of Zencoder gave a very decent overview of the encoder options, and in Jon’s case, a discussion of cloud encoding.
The next day was the start of Foundations of Open Media Software, which was well organized and kept on task by Silvia Pfeiffer. In the two days of discussion, a ton was covered. Check out the write-up of day one, general discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of adaptive HTTP streaming, and day two, discussing the creation of a solution for Ogg and WebM. Sylvia has a great write up on her blog about some of this as well.
We actually did manage to get out and enjoy a bit of the city after the conferences. David and I took in the Metropolitan Museum with some fellow developers, it was nice to get out from behind the laptops and the Met is astounding!