2nd VideoLAN Developers Days 2009

In a few days time the second VideoLAN Developer Days is organised by the VideoLAN association. It is a yearly held conference around multimedia usage and software development meeting to discuss roadmaps for VLC, DVBlast (and other VideoLAN projects: http://www.videolan.org/projects/).

For more information about the VideoLAN Developer Days 2009 see this link: http://www.videolan.org/videolan/events/vdd09.html

Meet people from the VideoLAN team on T-DOSE 2009 (3 and 4 October)

In a few days time T-DOSE 2009 will start. The dutch based conference is being held for the fourth year in a row and has interesting talks. If you want to meet people from VideoLAN project and know more about VLC 1.0 then meet us at the booth. People from VideoLAN team will be present at the T-Dose conference in the next days. For more information on T-DOSE schedule visit this link.

LinuxTAG 2009

The VideoLAN team went to LinuxTAG 2009 in Berlin on 24th till 27th of June. This year we had our own boot right across the hall of the ffmpeg booth. Not that you could see them from our booth, because a big 'educational' booth was in between us.

VLC gains trickplay support in branch 0.9-trickplay

In vlc git repository git.videolan.org a new branch 0.9-trickplay branch is created. The goal is to give RTSP trickplay functionality a wider testing ground. The RTSP protocol (RFC 2326) is widely used in Video On Demand systems (VOD). Many hardware VOD servers support RTSP trickplay functionality, which includes fastforward, rewind, seek, pause. play and stop commands. These functionalities give the user a VCR-like experience with digital audio and video.

VLC media player wins "tim Award" at PC-WELT event

tim Award On 30 October 2008 VLC media player won a "tim Award" in category "Multimedia Software" at PC-WELT event. The awards were announced during a gala diner at "Bayerische Hof" in Munich. Two famous german TV presenters hosted the event. The VideoLAN team is very honored by winning this award and wants to thank its user base for giving us this token of your appreciation. VLC media player could not have won this award without the support and dedication of its users and Open Source developers.

Read more about the event on PC-WELT website.

VLC porting on Neuros Open Internet Television HDPlatform

In a joint effort, "Neuros Technology" and "M2X" will, as part of the "TI-Neuros Open Source Bounties" , port VLC to the "next generation of Neuros OSD" solution. The "VLC" porting project was kicked off on May 28, 2008, with developers directly from VLC community. Jean-Paul Saman, one of the VLC maintainers, will be leading this porting effort.

Aiming to get an efficient and powerful multimedia framework on its Davinci Linux based Open Internet Television HD Platform, a highly optimized multimedia platform based on an ARM-DSP dual core system, Neuros has chosen to use VLC among many other alternatives due to its extensive multimedia functionality, openness, and portability.

The role of VLC in Neuros HDPlatform architecture is to be the playback and encoding engine for all multimedia contents. For codecs, VLC uses plugins to carry out its video decoding/encoding on DSP, while all audio operations are done on ARM side. For Audio/Video I/O, VLC interfaces with the system by directly working with its standard Linux A/V system, for example, frame buffer for video output and V4L2 for video capturing. On application side, VLC implements MPRIS specification and exposes a DBUS interface thus to cleanly separate the multimedia core from applications.

This porting will be based on VLC stable version 0.8.6g (in fact, porting starts with 0.8.6-bugfix, a branch that includes some bugfixes for 0.8.6g since it was released), porting will be carried out in phases, from basic multimedia platform bring up, to full playback and full recording support, with complete system integration done in Q3 of 2008.

As 'open' itself states, all VLC source code files, new or modified during the porting, will be submitted to the central source code repository of the VideoLAN team, under the same license GPLV2 as the rest of the VLC source code.

VideoLAN at LinuxTAG

The VideoLAN project will have a presence at LinuxTag in Berlin this year. LinuxTag is held on 28th till 31st until May 2008, It is the first time the team visits Berlin and we are looking forward to meet all those German VLC-fans.

Hope to see you there.

Jean-Paul Saman.

Welcom to my new site.

Welcome to my new site.

As you can see it is still under construction, but as time will advance it will gain more information.

A lot has happened in the past years. Apart from my continues work on Open Source Projects, visiting and organising Open Source congresses. I also started a company called M2X in 2004. OK that is almost four years ago now, but it still feels good.

M2X allows me to follow my dream of working with Open Source software during my professional life. Visit the company website for more information about services offered.