Open source media developers met and identified the next steps in open media and how we are going to get there. Discussion groups focused on particular issues and made a plan moving forward. The following are notes from these focused meetings followed by the specific goals for the coming year.
Issues & Discussion Groups
- Session 1, Thursday
- Session 2, Thursday
- Session 1, Friday
- Session 2, Friday
Short-term goals (6-12 months):
- Promote the usage of patent unencumbered codecs such as dirac/theora and vorbis
- Screencast codec - Use MNG
- High level Ogg library - liboggz
- Ensure general open source media info in Wikipedia is accurate and easy to understand for novice users.
- improve cortado java applet
- Get embedded theora player into wikipedia (initially using cortado)
- Promote free media in creative commons & free culture groups.
- Work together to quickly get the liboggplay library in good shape for native browser plugin deployment.
- Get oggplay into the base firefox 3.0 install.
- Look at perplex for a common demux API
- Get community feedback on pulseAudio development to insure that it works for the majority of applications and user needs.
- Propose GStreamer to people who want a common high level codec API
- design a new standard Audio I/O API and find a good name
- get annodex features into wikipedia (ie some easy participant usable abstraction for cmml)
- Audio Infrastructure: a common recommended way to do audio for the future - best practices
- convince FFmpeg to do releases or maintain a stable fork
- start a common library for lock-free algorithms, ultimately to be in glib
- design and develop a competitive next-generation, free video codec
- extracting Speex's fixed point helpers. Aim to have a nice set of headers projects might use