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January 25, 2010, at 08:49 AM by silvia - added silvia's slides
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January 25, 2010, at 08:47 AM by silvia - program update
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January 18, 2010, at 01:53 AM by conrad - cleanup
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January 18, 2010, at 01:52 AM by conrad - update times to allow breaks
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January 14, 2010, at 04:44 AM by silvia - added lightning talks
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January 14, 2010, at 03:34 AM by conrad - add pater chubb's talk
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[[#chubb]]
'''Articulate: Adding expression to LilyPond MIDI output'''\\
Peter Chubb

-> LilyPond is primarily a means to produce beautifully typeset music scores; but it can also produce MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) output for 'proofhearing' the scores.  Unfortunately, LilyPond's MIDI output is not very good: it obeys the notes and any explicit metronome and dynamic markings, but that's about it.

-> So I (Peter Chubb) wrote some scheme code that interpreted some of the more commonly used marks in a musical score.  The idea was to rewrite the LilyPond input before LilyPond interpreted it, so, for example, slurs and phrases were obeyed, and trills were fully expanded.
January 14, 2010, at 03:27 AM by conrad - add douglas, jan's talks
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[[#thaytan]]
'''Status of Blu-Ray playback on Linux'''\\
Jan Schmidt

-> An overview of Blu-Ray technology, the challenges to playing it back under Linux, and the state of current efforts to bring Blu-Ray technology to Linux.

January 09, 2010, at 05:18 AM by conrad - add jonathan's talk
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'''That AV syncing feeling'''\\
Jonathan Woithe

-> Making multichannel digital audio-video recordings invariably requires the use of multiple recorders.  Ideally these are all clocked from a single master clock, but unfortunately many "affordable" devices do not provide inputs to allow for this.  Trying to synchronise independent recordings can be an exercise in frustration but there are several Linux-based approaches to ease the pain.  After describing the fundamental synchronisation problem, this presentation will provide a box of tools that people can deploy in their own recording and production workflows to deal with the problem. 

-> Software to be covered in this talk will include [[http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php|Cinelerra]], [[http://www.ardour.org|Ardour]], [[http://audacity.sourceforge.net/|Audacity]], [[http://www.kinodv.org/|dvgrab]] and a number of small utilities written by the author to glue all this together (audiosync, batchrec, channelsplit, trackedit, all mostly found at [[http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/~jwoithe/]].

-> This talk will be relevant to anyone with an interest in digital recording and editting under Linux.  It will provide attendees with ideas and solutions based on many years of location A/V recording using unsynchronised digital recorders.  While the talk will not be overly technical in nature, some prior knowledge of the digital sampling process will be useful.


January 09, 2010, at 05:10 AM by conrad - re-arrange times a bit
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January 06, 2010, at 11:28 PM by conrad - re-arrange timetable to start at 10:30
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November 11, 2009, at 12:04 AM by silvia - update silvia talk
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-> Silvia is working for Xiph and Mozilla on this and has recently proposed a generic mapping of "text codecs" into Ogg. This will encapsulate the W3C TimedText standard as well as your fansubber's typical formats.
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-> Silvia is working for Xiph, Mozilla in the W3C on this and has made several proposals on how to extend HTML5 in a declarative way to include such features. She will report on current status and show new cool demos.
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November 11, 2009, at 12:00 AM by silvia - preparation for 2010
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Timothy Terriberry, Xiph.org\\
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Conrad Parker\\
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Michael Dale, Kaltura\\
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Robin Gareus
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Tools overview by Maarten Brinkerink  of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: http://openimages.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/090107_open_source_video_software.odt

[[#jan]]
'''Pad.ma and Firefogg'''\\
Jan Gerber

-> '''Pad.ma''' - Public access digital media archive Building a video database with open video formats. HTML5 Video in Firefox - from simple examples to building a video database.

-> '''Firefogg''' - video encoding and uploading for Firefox. A Firefox extension that allows users to transcode videos to Ogg Theora before uploading.


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[[#jonathan]]
'''A practical guide to using FFADO'''\\
Jonathan Woithe

-> A large number of professional and semi-professional audio interfaces are now using the firewire bus to pipe audio data into and out of the computer. The FFADO project (http://www.ffado.org) provides the means to use these interfaces under Linux. FFADO hooks into the framework provided by JACK so all JACK-enabled applications can utilise firewire audio devices without modification.

-> With the initial FFADO release (version 2.0) either imminent or recently released at the time of LCA2009, this tutorial-style talk will discuss various aspects of using FFADO under Linux.  We will not focus on particular Linux distributions, but rather cover the practical details of getting a working FFADO system. Topics to be covered include the need (or otherwise) for an RT-patched kernel, FFADO dependencies, how to avoid dependency issues when upgrading packages provided by one's distribution, general kernel requirements and runtime trade-offs. Questions and feedback from attendees will also be welcome.

-> This presentation will complement "FFADO: firewire audio for Linux" being given at LCA.  While the LCA talk presents the technical details of FFADO's implementation and how numerous problems have been overcome, this miniconf talk is focused on practical usage details.

[[#edward]]
'''PiTiVi : Open Source video editing (but not only?)'''\\
Edward Hervey, Collabora Multimedia

-> Video editing has always been the poor child in the ever-increasing range of available FOSS applications, despite many attempts by the community.

-> Started in 2003, the PiTiVi video editor project takes a novel approach at offering this functionality. Instead of concentrating on fancy user-interfaces and re-using inappropriate available libraries for the job. Its main focus from the beginning was to conceive the best possible stacks of tools at every level to achieve in the end the widest possible range of editing tools, without any editing limitations in time, complexity or creative possibilities. It is built on GStreamer, the de-facto open-source multimedia framework.

-> During this talk Edward Hervey, the initiator and main developer of PiTiVi will first show the current status of PiTiVi, demonstrating how you can easily take your available footage, pictures, capture from webcam (put on your best looks!) and render them quickly and easily for exporting.

-> He will then explain in more details what makes writing NLE an easy task nowadays with GStreamer and the GNonLin plugins and through a series of command-line and code demonstrations show the evolution from simple playback-only static streaming pipelines all the way up to advanced timeline compositions.

-> Finally, he will attempt to spike the interest of all developers interested in multimedia and that have always been wondering whether GStreamer can do what they want by showing how easy it is to re-use GStreamer, Python and the PiTiVi codebase to quickly bring one's idea/algorithm/code/library into GStreamer and have it easily re-used in all available GStreamer-based applications like PiTiVi.

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'''Reverse Engineering of Proprietary Protocols, Tools and Techniques'''\\
Rob Savoye, Open Media Now

-> This is a discussion of how to capture and decode raw hex dumps, in this case my work reverse engineering Adobe's RTMP family of protocols for use in Gnash and Cygnal. I'll also be going into some detail on the protocol itself.
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Tools overview by Maarten Brinkerink  of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: http://openimages.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/090107_open_source_video_software.odt
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'''Pad.ma and Firefogg'''\\
Jan Gerber

-> '''Pad.ma''' - Public access digital media archive Building a video database with open video formats. HTML5 Video in Firefox - from simple examples to building a video database.

-> '''Firefogg''' - video encoding and uploading for Firefox. A Firefox extension that allows users to transcode videos to Ogg Theora before uploading.

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[[#silvia]]
'''Video Accessibility for Ogg'''\\
Silvia Pfeiffer

-> Video is accessible when every person, no matter what limitations in language understanding, hearing, seeing, or other senses, can follow what is happening in a video and navigate it. Video accessibility is fundamentally about providing textual and other additional information about the video to help provide information in channels other than eyes and ears.

-> Captions and subtitles are only one type of accessibility features - there are also audio annotations for the blind, and many other text representations that are related. For years, people have been requesting a solution for Ogg content with subtitles/captions. So far, the main solution was to create a text file (e.g. a srt file) and load it together with the video file into a media player that was then able to do the subtitling ("soft subs"). Now that Firefox supports Ogg Theora/Vorbis out of the box, an encapsulated solution is required ("hard subs").

-> Silvia is working for Xiph and Mozilla on this and has recently proposed a generic mapping of "text codecs" into Ogg. This will encapsulate the W3C TimedText standard as well as your fansubber's typical formats.

[[#jonathan]]
'''A practical guide to using FFADO'''\\
Jonathan Woithe

-> A large number of professional and semi-professional audio interfaces are now using the firewire bus to pipe audio data into and out of the computer. The FFADO project (http://www.ffado.org) provides the means to use these interfaces under Linux. FFADO hooks into the framework provided by JACK so all JACK-enabled applications can utilise firewire audio devices without modification.

-> With the initial FFADO release (version 2.0) either imminent or recently released at the time of LCA2009, this tutorial-style talk will discuss various aspects of using FFADO under Linux.  We will not focus on particular Linux distributions, but rather cover the practical details of getting a working FFADO system. Topics to be covered include the need (or otherwise) for an RT-patched kernel, FFADO dependencies, how to avoid dependency issues when upgrading packages provided by one's distribution, general kernel requirements and runtime trade-offs. Questions and feedback from attendees will also be welcome.

-> This presentation will complement "FFADO: firewire audio for Linux" being given at LCA.  While the LCA talk presents the technical details of FFADO's implementation and how numerous problems have been overcome, this miniconf talk is focused on practical usage details.

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[[#jonathan]]
'''A practical guide to using FFADO'''\\
Jonathan Woithe

-> A large number of professional and semi-professional audio interfaces are now using the firewire bus to pipe audio data into and out of the computer. The FFADO project (http://www.ffado.org) provides the means to use these interfaces under Linux. FFADO hooks into the framework provided by JACK so all JACK-enabled applications can utilise firewire audio devices without modification.

-> With the initial FFADO release (version 2.0) either imminent or recently released at the time of LCA2009, this tutorial-style talk will discuss various aspects of using FFADO under Linux.  We will not focus on particular Linux distributions, but rather cover the practical details of getting a working FFADO system. Topics to be covered include the need (or otherwise) for an RT-patched kernel, FFADO dependencies, how to avoid dependency issues when upgrading packages provided by one's distribution, general kernel requirements and runtime trade-offs. Questions and feedback from attendees will also be welcome.

-> This presentation will complement "FFADO: firewire audio for Linux" being given at LCA.  While the LCA talk presents the technical details of FFADO's implementation and how numerous problems have been overcome, this miniconf talk is focused on practical usage details.

[[#silvia]]
'''Video Accessibility for Ogg'''\\
Silvia Pfeiffer

-> Video is accessible when every person, no matter what limitations in language understanding, hearing, seeing, or other senses, can follow what is happening in a video and navigate it. Video accessibility is fundamentally about providing textual and other additional information about the video to help provide information in channels other than eyes and ears.

-> Captions and subtitles are only one type of accessibility features - there are also audio annotations for the blind, and many other text representations that are related. For years, people have been requesting a solution for Ogg content with subtitles/captions. So far, the main solution was to create a text file (e.g. a srt file) and load it together with the video file into a media player that was then able to do the subtitling ("soft subs"). Now that Firefox supports Ogg Theora/Vorbis out of the box, an encapsulated solution is required ("hard subs").

-> Silvia is working for Xiph and Mozilla on this and has recently proposed a generic mapping of "text codecs" into Ogg. This will encapsulate the W3C TimedText standard as well as your fansubber's typical formats.
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-> During this talk Edward Hervey, the initiator and main developer of PiTiVi, will first briefly show the initial work done in GStreamer in order to make it possible to use it as efficiently as possible for non-linear editing and to build a solid, stable yet versatile foundation for complex dynamic media processing.

-> He will then go over the design and architecture of the core of PiTiVi. The main goal of the core is to offer an editing-oriented set of base classes and helper libraries to easily create any kind of video-editing frontend (graphical or not)
. The core of PiTiVi is written in python.

-> The main graphical frontend currently uses GTK+. It will be demonstrated how users
can easily capture videos, trim them, add effects and transitions, send them to Youtube. While demonstrating the interface, there will also be mentions of how the interface can be also used for various use-cases involving video-editing, how developers can easily extend it, and what technologies made it possible.
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-> During this talk Edward Hervey, the initiator and main developer of PiTiVi will first show the current status of PiTiVi, demonstrating how you can easily take your available footage, pictures, capture from webcam (put on your best looks!) and render them quickly and easily for exporting.

-> He will then explain in more details what makes writing NLE an easy task nowadays with GStreamer and the GNonLin plugins and through a series of command-line and code demonstrations show the evolution from simple playback-only static streaming pipelines all the way up to advanced timeline compositions
.

-> Finally, he will attempt to spike the interest of all developers interested in multimedia and that have always been wondering whether GStreamer
can do what they want by showing how easy it is to re-use GStreamer, Python and the PiTiVi codebase to quickly bring one's idea/algorithm/code/library into GStreamer and have it easily re-used in all available GStreamer-based applications like PiTiVi.
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[[#rob|'''Gnash, and Reverse Engineering of Proprietary Protocols, Tools and Techniques''']]\\
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-> This presentation will complement "FFADO: firewire audio for Linux" being given at LCA.  While the LCA talk presents the technical details of FFADO's implementation and how numerous problems have been overcome, this miniconf talk is focused on practical usage details.

[[#silvia]]
'''Video Accessibility for Ogg'''\\
Silvia Pfeiffer

-> Video is accessible when every person, no matter what limitations in language understanding, hearing, seeing, or other senses, can follow what is happening in a video and navigate it. Video accessibility is fundamentally about providing textual and other additional information about the video to help provide information in channels other than eyes and ears.

-> Captions and subtitles are only one type of accessibility features - there are also audio annotations for the blind, and many other text representations that are related. For years, people have been requesting a solution for Ogg content with subtitles/captions. So far, the main solution was to create a text file (e.g. a srt file) and load it together with the video file into a media player that was then able to do the subtitling ("soft subs"). Now that Firefox supports Ogg Theora/Vorbis out of the box, an encapsulated solution is required ("hard subs").

-> Silvia is working for Xiph and Mozilla on this and has recently proposed a generic mapping of "text codecs" into Ogg. This will encapsulate the W3C TimedText standard as well as your fansubber's typical formats
.
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-> This is a discussion of how to capture and decode raw hex dumps, in this case my work reverse engineering Adobe's RTMP family of protocols for use in Gnash and Cygnal. I'll also be going into some detail on the protocol itself.

[[#jonathan]]
'''A practical guide to using FFADO'''\\
Jonathan Woithe

-> A large number of professional and semi-professional audio interfaces are now using the firewire bus to pipe audio data into and out of the computer. The FFADO project (http://www.ffado.org) provides the means to use these interfaces under Linux. FFADO hooks into the framework provided by JACK so all JACK-enabled applications can utilise firewire audio devices without modification.

-> With the initial FFADO release (version 2.0) either imminent or recently released at the time of LCA2009, this tutorial-style talk will discuss various aspects of using FFADO under Linux.  We will not focus on particular Linux distributions, but rather cover the practical details of getting a working FFADO system. Topics to be covered include the need (or otherwise) for an RT-patched kernel, FFADO dependencies, how to avoid dependency issues when upgrading packages provided by one's distribution, general kernel requirements and runtime trade-offs. Questions and feedback from attendees will also be welcome.

-> This presentation will complement "FFADO: firewire audio for Linux" being given at LCA.  While the LCA talk presents the technical details of FFADO's implementation and how numerous problems have been overcome, this miniconf talk is focused on practical usage details
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'''PiTiVi : Open Source video editing (but not only?)'''\\
Edward Hervey

-> Video editing has always been the poor child in the ever-increasing range of available FOSS applications, despite many attempts by the community.

-> Started in 2003, the PiTiVi video editor project takes a novel approach at offering this functionality. Instead of concentrating on fancy user-interfaces and re-using inappropriate available libraries for the job. Its main focus from the beginning was to conceive the best possible stacks of tools at every level to achieve in the end the widest possible range of editing tools, without any editing limitations in time, complexity or creative possibilities. It is built on GStreamer, the de-facto open-source multimedia framework.

-> During this talk Edward Hervey, the initiator and main developer of PiTiVi, will first briefly show the initial work done in GStreamer in order to make it possible to use it as efficiently as possible for non-linear editing and to build a solid, stable yet versatile foundation for complex dynamic media processing.

-> He will then go over the design and architecture of the core of PiTiVi. The main goal of the core is to offer an editing-oriented set of base classes and helper libraries to easily create any kind of video-editing frontend (graphical or not). The core of PiTiVi is written in python.

-> The main graphical frontend currently uses GTK+. It will be demonstrated how users can easily capture videos, trim them, add effects and transitions, send them to Youtube. While demonstrating the interface, there will also be mentions of how the interface can be also used for various use-cases involving video-editing, how developers can easily extend it, and what technologies made it possible.

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'''Reverse Engineering of Proprietary Protocols, Tools and Techniques'''\\
Rob Savoye, Open Media Now

-> This is a discussion of how to capture and decode raw hex dumps, in this case my work reverse engineering Adobe's RTMP family of protocols for use in Gnash and Cygnal. I'll also be going into some detail on the protocol itself.
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These videos are embedded with
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[[#and|'''FOSS Multimedia Toolkits for Non-Profits''']]\\
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Steven Ellis, OpenMedia\\
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[[#josh|'''Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend''']]\\
Josh Stewart\\
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Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
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Jonathan Woithe\\
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!!Abstracts

[[#foms]]
'''Foundations of Open Media Software workshop summary'''\\
Silvia Pfeiffer and FOMS participants\\

->Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS) is a focussed workshop where developers of open media software meet to collaborate on code and plan future technology.

->This presentation provides a summary of workshop outcomes, such as development goals for the coming year. Of course, some of this hacking will take place during the course of LCA :-) Come along and join the fun.

[[#anuradha]]
'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
Anuradha Suraparaju, BBC Research\\
25 minutes

->The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50 years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
->This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.

Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/index.shtml


[[#anna]]
'''FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development'''\\
Anna Helme, Engagemedia

->Over the last 40 years the means to create and disseminate the moving image have become increasingly democratised. From Portapaks to camcorders, VHS to DVD, video technologies have continued to open access to ordinary people to tell their own stories. The explosion of online video distribution has brought new opportunities and challenges for those committed to making sure these technologies are not just available to purchase and use, but that their evolution can be shaped collectively; that they are free to be modified, built upon and shared. There is a growing need to ensure that the technologies for distributing our media are not held in the hands of a small number of corporations, locked in onerous patents or trapped by proprietary software that may be priced out of our reach at any moment.

->The "FOSS Codecs for Online Video" research report authored by EngageMedia in 2007 is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web. It seeks to outline how FOSS codecs and containers might be more easily implemented by the Transmission network of social-change online video distribution projects for which this report was originally envisioned.

->Beyond the ethical reasons for choosing FOSS there are also a range of practical reasons. Most social-change video makers cannot afford proprietary tools or have more pressing financial priorities. Additionally, with the right approach, open source development practices can facilitate the rapid development of software that is just as good or even better than their proprietary equivalents. Whilst many activist groups have a commitment to using FOSS generally, most currently employ or promote proprietary video codecs such as Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media. This however is largely due to the historical lack of easy ways to employ FOSS solutions in this area, a problem this research aims to help change.

->An outline of the findings of this report will be followed by a presentation of EngageMedia's FOSS video-sharing platform Plumi, built upon the Plone content management system.

Report: http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video:_Usability_Uptake_and_Development_1.2

Plumi: http://plumi.org/


[[#denis]]
'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
25 minutes

->The storage and retrieval of video and audio recordings for ethnomusicological research is an obvious application of annotation and compressed media technology.  Although there are proprietary systems for ethnographic research that can be used, the benefits of open source formats and applications lie in ensuring the longevity of accessing such data.  This becomes a critical issue where digital archives are concerned.

->This paper explores my role in the development of a simple web based system to store, annotate, search and retrieve audio and video data built on top of Annodex libraries and tools.  As an amateur in software development, I focus on how this was possible by discussing experiences with documentation and example code, but most importantly the intellectual generosity of a range of professional software engineers involved in open source development is detailed as most critical.

->The case study used is an application titled "arkaiv" which has been trialled as part of a research project funded by Macquarie University exploring appropriate technology (solar powered multitrack recording) and archiving tools in Melanesia.  Success from this project has resulted in its use in a larger research project funded by the Australian Research Council exploring the music industries in Melanesia, with over a thousand media files currently annotated and stored.

->The aim is to make observations that might be useful to people building the libraries and underlying technology that makes such activity a realistic proposition for an increasing population of open source software development enthusiasts without professional training and skills.

Homepage: http://motekulo.blogspot.com/


[[#mikko]]
'''Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer'''\\
Mikko Leppänen, Nokia\\
25 minutes

->What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

->There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

->The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

->[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

Homepage: http://maemo.org


[[#stuart]]
'''Ingex - tapeless television production using Linux'''\\
Stuart Cunningham, BBC\\
25 minutes

->Television productions have traditionally recorded video onto video tape which requires a time consuming "ingest" step before the video footage can be edited in post-production.  Tapeless recording solutions exist but are frequently beyond the budget of many television productions. The Ingex system records multiple broadcast video and audio streams and encodes them in real-time with open source tools such as ffmpeg, using cost-effective PC hardware running Linux.

->This talk describes how we have developed an open-source television recording system.  We show how we extended exiting software tools with the necessary functionality for a professional studio environment, such as support for standardised file formats including MXF and AAF. Examples will be given from our trials with Dragons' Den and Eastenders television productions.

Homepage: http://ingex.sourceforge.net

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!!Lightning talks

[[#josh]]
'''Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend'''\\
Josh Stewart\\
Lightning talk

->Many people have commented that, whilst being highly functional, the MythTV frontend now looks dated when compared to Microsoft's MCE and Apple's FrontRow. After repeatedly seeing "Don't like it? Show us some code!" type comments on the mythtv mailing list and to show that linux is capable of shiny media interfaces as well, I began working on an alternative, drop-in replacement for the original MythTV frontend using the Clutter OpenGL framework and gstreamer. The primary aim of the project is to provide a visually richer, composited/accelerated interface for MythTV in a way such that any existing MythTV frontend could be replaced without any major reconfiguration. Gloss has now been in casual developement for a numbers of months and this talk would outline the upcoming goals of the project and demonstrate its current status via a screencast.

Website: http://code.google.com/p/gloss-mc/

[[#and]]
'''FOSS Multimedia Toolkits for Non-Profits'''\\
Andrew Lowenthal, TacticalTech\\
Lightning talk

->Non-profits should have a natural affinity to free software tools. Beyond a few well known applications however uptake of FOSS by non-profits is relatively low. This presentation will take you through the NGO-in-a-Box series and discuss it's approach to making free software more accessible.
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'''Foundations of Open Media Software workshop summary'''\\
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->Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS) is a focussed workshop where developers of open media software meet to collaborate on code and plan future technology.

->This presentation provides a summary of workshop outcomes, such as development goals for the coming year. Of course, some of this hacking will take place during the course of LCA :-) Come along and join the fun.

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'''Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer'''\\
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!!Abstracts

[[#anuradha]]
'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
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->What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

->There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

->The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

->[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

Homepage: http://maemo.org

[[#anuradha]]
'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
Anuradha Suraparaju, BBC Research\\
25 minutes

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[[#anna]]
'''FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development'''\\
Anna Helme, Engagemedia

->Over the last 40 years the means to create and disseminate the moving image have become increasingly democratised. From Portapaks to camcorders, VHS to DVD, video technologies have continued to open access to ordinary people to tell their own stories. The explosion of online video distribution has brought new opportunities and challenges for those committed to making sure these technologies are not just available to purchase and use, but that their evolution can be shaped collectively; that they are free to be modified, built upon and shared. There is a growing need to ensure that the technologies for distributing our media are not held in the hands of a small number of corporations, locked in onerous patents or trapped by proprietary software that may be priced out of our reach at any moment.

->The "FOSS Codecs for Online Video" research report authored by EngageMedia in 2007 is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web. It seeks to outline how FOSS codecs and containers might be more easily implemented by the Transmission network of social-change online video distribution projects for which this report was originally envisioned.

->Beyond the ethical reasons for choosing FOSS there are also a range of practical reasons. Most social-change video makers cannot afford proprietary tools or have more pressing financial priorities. Additionally, with the right approach, open source development practices can facilitate the rapid development of software that is just as good or even better than their proprietary equivalents. Whilst many activist groups have a commitment to using FOSS generally, most currently employ or promote proprietary video codecs such as Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media. This however is largely due to the historical lack of easy ways to employ FOSS solutions in this area, a problem this research aims to help change.

->An outline of the findings of this report will be followed by a presentation of EngageMedia's FOSS video-sharing platform Plumi, built upon the Plone content management system.

Report: http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video:_Usability_Uptake_and_Development_1.2

Plumi: http://plumi.org/

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->What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

->There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

->The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

->[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

Homepage: http://maemo.org


[[#stuart]]
'''Ingex - tapeless television production using Linux'''\\
Stuart Cunningham, BBC\\
25 minutes

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'''FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development'''\\
Anna Helme, Engagemedia

->Over the last 40 years the means to create and disseminate the moving image have become increasingly democratised. From Portapaks to camcorders, VHS to DVD, video technologies have continued to open access to ordinary people to tell their own stories. The explosion of online video distribution has brought new opportunities and challenges for those committed to making sure these technologies are not just available to purchase and use, but that their evolution can be shaped collectively; that they are free to be modified, built upon and shared. There is a growing need to ensure that the technologies for distributing our media are not held in the hands of a small number of corporations, locked in onerous patents or trapped by proprietary software that may be priced out of our reach at any moment.

->The "FOSS Codecs for Online Video" research report authored by EngageMedia in 2007 is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web. It seeks to outline how FOSS codecs and containers might be more easily implemented by the Transmission network of social-change online video distribution projects for which this report was originally envisioned.

->Beyond the ethical reasons for choosing FOSS there are also a range of practical reasons. Most social-change video makers cannot afford proprietary tools or have more pressing financial priorities. Additionally, with the right approach, open source development practices can facilitate the rapid development of software that is just as good or even better than their proprietary equivalents. Whilst many activist groups have a commitment to using FOSS generally, most currently employ or promote proprietary video codecs such as Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media. This however is largely due to the historical lack of easy ways to employ FOSS solutions in this area, a problem this research aims to help change.

->An outline of the findings of this report will be followed by a presentation of EngageMedia's FOSS video-sharing platform Plumi, built upon the Plone content management system.

Report: http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video:_Usability_Uptake_and_Development_1.2

Plumi: http://plumi.org/

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!!Lightning talks

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Report: http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/FOSS_Codecs_For_Online_Video:_Usability_Uptake_and_Development_1.2

Plumi: http://plumi.org/

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->Over the last 40 years the means to create and disseminate the moving image have become increasingly democratised. From Portapaks to camcorders, VHS to DVD, video technologies have continued to open access to ordinary people to tell their own stories. The explosion of online video distribution has brought new opportunities and challenges for those committed to making sure these technologies are not just available to purchase and use, but that their evolution can be shaped collectively; that they are free to be modified, built upon and shared. There is a growing need to ensure that the technologies for distributing our media are not held in the hands of a small number of corporations, locked in onerous patents or trapped by proprietary software that may be priced out of our reach at any moment.

->The "FOSS Codecs for Online Video" research report authored by EngageMedia in 2007 is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web. It seeks to outline how FOSS codecs and containers might be more easily implemented by the Transmission network of social-change online video distribution projects for which this report was originally envisioned.

->Beyond the ethical reasons for choosing FOSS there are also a range of practical reasons. Most social-change video makers cannot afford proprietary tools or have more pressing financial priorities. Additionally, with the right approach, open source development practices can facilitate the rapid development of software that is just as good or even better than their proprietary equivalents. Whilst many activist groups have a commitment to using FOSS generally, most currently employ or promote proprietary video codecs such as Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media. This however is largely due to the historical lack of easy ways to employ FOSS solutions in this area, a problem this research aims to help change.

->An outline of the findings of this report will be followed by a presentation of EngageMedia's FOSS video-sharing platform Plumi, built upon the Plone content management system
.

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'''FOSS Multimedia Toolkits for Non-Profits'''\\
Andrew Lowenthal, TacticalTech\\
Lightning talk

->Non-profits should have a natural affinity to free software tools. Beyond a few well known applications however uptake of FOSS by non-profits is relatively low. This presentation will take you through the NGO-in-a-Box series and discuss it's approach to making free software more accessible.
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'''FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development'''\\
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->A review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using Free and Open Source Software video codecs and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web.

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'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
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->Television productions have traditionally recorded video onto video tape which requires a time consuming "ingest" step before the video footage can be edited in post-production.  Tapeless recording solutions exist but are frequently beyond the budget of many television productions. The Ingex system records multiple broadcast video and audio streams and encodes them in real-time with open source tools such as ffmpeg, using cost-effective PC hardware running Linux.

->This talk describes how we have developed an open-source television recording system.  We show how we extended exiting software tools with the necessary functionality for a professional studio environment, such as support for standardised file formats including MXF and AAF. Examples will be given from our trials with Dragons' Den and Eastenders television productions.

Homepage: http://ingex.sourceforge.net


'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
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'''Ingex - tapeless television production using Linux'''\\
Stuart Cunningham, BBC\\
25 minutes

->Television productions have traditionally recorded video onto video tape which requires a time consuming "ingest" step before the video footage can be edited in post-production.  Tapeless recording solutions exist but are frequently beyond the budget of many television productions. The Ingex system records multiple broadcast video and audio streams and encodes them in real-time with open source tools such as ffmpeg, using cost-effective PC hardware running Linux.

->This talk describes how we have developed an open-source television recording system.  We show how we extended exiting software tools with the necessary functionality for a professional studio environment, such as support for standardised file formats including MXF and AAF. Examples will be given from our trials with Dragons' Den and Eastenders television productions.

Homepage: http://ingex.sourceforge.net

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Josh Stewart||
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||14:30-15:20 ||'''Ingex - tapeless television production using Linux'''\\
Stuart Cunningham, BBC||
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'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
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'''Ingex - tapeless television production using Linux
'''\\
Stuart Cunningham, BBC\\
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->Television productions have traditionally recorded video onto video tape which requires a time consuming "ingest" step before the video footage can be edited in post-production.  Tapeless recording solutions exist but are frequently beyond the budget of many television productions. The Ingex system records multiple broadcast video and audio streams and encodes them in real-time with open source tools such as ffmpeg, using cost-effective PC hardware running Linux.

->This talk describes how we have developed an open-source television recording system.  We show how we extended exiting software tools with the necessary functionality for a professional studio environment, such as support for standardised file formats including MXF and AAF. Examples will be given from our trials with Dragons' Den and Eastenders television productions.


'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
25 minutes

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Eric Rzewnicki (pending abstract)
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Mikko Leppänen, Nokia
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||11:30-12:20 ||'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
Anuradha Suraparaju, BBC Research
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Josh Stewart
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Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University
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'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
Anuradha Suraparaju, BBC Research\\
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'''Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer'''\\
Mikko Leppänen, Nokia\\
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->The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50 years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
->This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.

Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/index.shtml

'''Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer'''\\
Mikko Leppänen, Nokia\\
25 minutes

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Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
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Anuradha Suraparaju, BBC Research\\
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->The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50 years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
->This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.

Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/index.shtml


'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
25 minutes

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'''Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend'''
Josh Stewart
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'''Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend'''\\
Josh Stewart\\
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The dates and times below are provisional.
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Title: Dirac Video Compression System
Author: Anuradha Suraparaju
Company: BBC Research
Length: 25 minutes

Abstract:
The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50
years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology
video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the
latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this
codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand
and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications
from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and
to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been
extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised
for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family
of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and
background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of
the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software
and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.
to:
'''Dirac Video Compression System'''\\
Anuradha
Suraparaju, BBC Research\\
25
minutes

->The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50 years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
->This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.
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* Name: Mikko Leppänen
  * Company or Affiliation: Nokia
  * Title of talk: Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer
  * Proposed Length of Talk: Half length (25 minutes)
  * Short abstract (100-300 words):

What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

  * Homepage: http://maemo.org

Name: Denis Crowdy
Affiliation: Macquarie University
Title of talk: Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex
Proposed Length of Talk: 25mins
Short abstract (100-300 words):

The storage and retrieval of video and audio recordings for
ethnomusicological research is an obvious application of annotation and
compressed media technology.  Although there are proprietary systems for
ethnographic research that can be used, the benefits of open source
formats and applications lie in ensuring the longevity of accessing such
data.  This becomes a critical issue where digital archives are concerned.

This paper explores my role in the development of a simple web based
system to store, annotate, search and retrieve audio and video data
built on top of Annodex libraries and tools.  As an amateur in software
development, I focus on how this was possible by discussing experiences
with documentation and example code, but most importantly the
intellectual generosity of a range of professional software engineers
involved in open source development is detailed as most critical.

The case study used is an application titled "arkaiv" which has been
trialled as part of a research project funded by Macquarie University
exploring appropriate technology (solar powered multitrack recording)
and archiving tools in Melanesia.  Success from this project has
resulted in its use in a larger research project funded by the
Australian Research Council exploring the music industries in Melanesia,
with over a thousand media files currently annotated and stored.

The aim is to make observations that might be useful to people building
the libraries and underlying technology that makes such activity a
realistic proposition for an increasing population of open source
software development enthusiasts without professional training and skills.

to:
'''Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer'''\\
Mikko Leppänen, Nokia\\
25 minutes

->What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

->There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

->The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

->[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

Homepage: http://maemo.org

'''Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex'''\\
Denis Crowdy, Macquarie University\\
25 minutes

->The storage and retrieval of video and audio recordings for ethnomusicological research is an obvious application of annotation and compressed media technology.  Although there are proprietary systems for ethnographic research that can be used, the benefits of open source formats and applications lie in ensuring the longevity of accessing such data.  This becomes a critical issue where digital archives are concerned.

->This paper explores my role in the development of a simple web based system to store, annotate, search and retrieve audio and video data built on top of Annodex libraries and tools.  As an amateur in software development, I focus on how this was possible by discussing experiences with documentation and example code, but most importantly the intellectual generosity of a range of professional software engineers involved in open source development is detailed as most critical.

->The case study used is an application titled "arkaiv" which has been trialled as part of a research project funded by Macquarie University exploring appropriate technology (solar powered multitrack recording) and archiving tools in Melanesia.  Success from this project has resulted in its use in a larger research project funded by the Australian Research Council exploring the music industries in Melanesia, with over a thousand media files currently annotated and stored.

->The aim is to make observations that might be useful to people building the libraries and underlying technology that makes such activity a realistic proposition for an increasing population of open source software development enthusiasts without professional training and skills.

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Name: Josh Stewart
Affiliation: None
Title: Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV
frontend
Length: Lightning talk
Abstract:
Many people have commented that, whilst being highly functional, the
MythTV frontend now looks dated when compared to Microsoft's MCE and
Apple's FrontRow. After repeatedly seeing "Don't like it? Show us some
code!" type comments on the mythtv mailing list and to show that linux
is capable of shiny media interfaces as well, I began working on an
alternative, drop-in replacement for the original MythTV frontend
using the Clutter OpenGL framework and gstreamer. The primary aim of
the project is to provide a visually richer, composited/accelerated
interface for MythTV in a way such that any existing MythTV frontend
could be replaced without any major reconfiguration. Gloss has now
been in casual developement for a numbers of months and this talk
would outline the upcoming goals of the project and demonstrate its
current status via a screencast.
to:
'''Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend'''
Josh Stewart

Lightning talk

->
Many people have commented that, whilst being highly functional, the MythTV frontend now looks dated when compared to Microsoft's MCE and Apple's FrontRow. After repeatedly seeing "Don't like it? Show us some code!" type comments on the mythtv mailing list and to show that linux is capable of shiny media interfaces as well, I began working on an alternative, drop-in replacement for the original MythTV frontend using the Clutter OpenGL framework and gstreamer. The primary aim of the project is to provide a visually richer, composited/accelerated interface for MythTV in a way such that any existing MythTV frontend could be replaced without any major reconfiguration. Gloss has now been in casual developement for a numbers of months and this talk would outline the upcoming goals of the project and demonstrate its current status via a screencast.
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Title: Dirac Video Compression System
Author: Anuradha Suraparaju
Company: BBC Research
Length: 25 minutes

Abstract:
The BBC has worked in the field of video compression for more than 50
years. Over the past few years the BBC has developed an open technology
video compression system called Dirac which is comparable with the
latest standards, H264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1. Potential uses of this
codec include Internet distributions such as web-clips, video on demand
and IPTV. Dirac technology may be used for a wide range of applications
from low resolution for mobile phones and the Internet though HDTV and
to ultra-high resolution Digital Cinema. The Dirac technology has been
extended for high quality post production use. It can also be utilised
for desktop production over IP networks, file storage and video editing.
This development, called Dirac Pro, is an extension to the Dirac family
of codecs. This talk will provide an overview of the history and
background of the Dirac Video Compression system, brief description of
the compression technology used, implementations of Dirac in software
and hardware, standardisation efforts and future developments.

Homepage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/index.shtml

* Name: Mikko Leppänen
  * Company or Affiliation: Nokia
  * Title of talk: Adventures in Consumer Electronics with GStreamer
  * Proposed Length of Talk: Half length (25 minutes)
  * Short abstract (100-300 words):

What does it feel like? What does it mean to create a consumer electronics device with GStreamer?

There are many awesome businesses around open source. But what if you are not offering a service, not dealing with other companies? What if you are offering something concrete that the consumers, non-technological users, "normal people", can pick up and throw through windows? Can free software, such as Gstreamer, and random pieces of hardware be combined in to something that is actually valuable?

The opportunity is huge. I will start with a heartbreaking confession titled "Why we love GStreamer". It contains gems like 24/7 interactive support and the joys of plugging. GStreamer is lovely, but end users can be pesky and ungrateful[1]. Consumers want to watch news streams and play their music files. Even when they are in "Evil" formats. On the follow-through there will be bits about scheduling, quality assurance and various release cycles. Practical experiences and tales are based on the creation of Nokia N810 Internet Tablet multimedia framework. In theory it is Gstreamer 0.10.13, in practise describing it needs more than a single sentence.

[1] This presentation represents only my personal views and not those of my employer.

  * Homepage: http://maemo.org

Name: Denis Crowdy
Affiliation: Macquarie University
Title of talk: Survivor Melanesia - Ethnomusicologist vs Annodex
Proposed Length of Talk: 25mins
Short abstract (100-300 words):

The storage and retrieval of video and audio recordings for
ethnomusicological research is an obvious application of annotation and
compressed media technology.  Although there are proprietary systems for
ethnographic research that can be used, the benefits of open source
formats and applications lie in ensuring the longevity of accessing such
data.  This becomes a critical issue where digital archives are concerned.

This paper explores my role in the development of a simple web based
system to store, annotate, search and retrieve audio and video data
built on top of Annodex libraries and tools.  As an amateur in software
development, I focus on how this was possible by discussing experiences
with documentation and example code, but most importantly the
intellectual generosity of a range of professional software engineers
involved in open source development is detailed as most critical.

The case study used is an application titled "arkaiv" which has been
trialled as part of a research project funded by Macquarie University
exploring appropriate technology (solar powered multitrack recording)
and archiving tools in Melanesia.  Success from this project has
resulted in its use in a larger research project funded by the
Australian Research Council exploring the music industries in Melanesia,
with over a thousand media files currently annotated and stored.

The aim is to make observations that might be useful to people building
the libraries and underlying technology that makes such activity a
realistic proposition for an increasing population of open source
software development enthusiasts without professional training and skills.

Homepage: http://www.motekulo.net

Name: Josh Stewart
Affiliation: None
Title: Introducing Gloss - A Clutter based MythTV frontend
Length: Lightning talk
Abstract:
Many people have commented that, whilst being highly functional, the
MythTV frontend now looks dated when compared to Microsoft's MCE and
Apple's FrontRow. After repeatedly seeing "Don't like it? Show us some
code!" type comments on the mythtv mailing list and to show that linux
is capable of shiny media interfaces as well, I began working on an
alternative, drop-in replacement for the original MythTV frontend
using the Clutter OpenGL framework and gstreamer. The primary aim of
the project is to provide a visually richer, composited/accelerated
interface for MythTV in a way such that any existing MythTV frontend
could be replaced without any major reconfiguration. Gloss has now
been in casual developement for a numbers of months and this talk
would outline the upcoming goals of the project and demonstrate its
current status via a screencast.
Website: http://code.google.com/p/gloss-mc/
November 28, 2007, at 11:29 AM by silvia - updated plan
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