video hackfest

This is the result of applying my recent gstreamer-cairo hacking to a real-world application – Webkit. It’s very fast here and could record that video you see there while playing it without breaking a sweat. If you want to run the demo yourself, try http://people.freedesktop.org/~company/stuff/video-demo.html. (Be warned: That link downloads roughly 200MB of movie data. And it’ll likely only run in recent Epiphany or Safari releases.)

Also, thanks to the X foundation funding and Collabora hosting, we will be doing a video hackfest in Barcelona from 19th to 22nd next months. GStreamer, Cairo, X, GL and driver hackers will focus on stabilizing these features so that movies will be first class citizens in the future of your desktop, no matter what you intend to do with them, including doing video browsing lowfat style.
I’m both excited and anxious about this hackfest, I’m not used to being in charge when ots of awesome hackers meet in one place.

5 comments ↓

#1 Robin on 10.15.09 at 07:39

Would you marry me? ;)

#2 whatever » Blog Archive » el cairo no és lent! on 10.15.09 at 16:11

[...] parts implicades (les comunitats i empreses al voltant dels projectes) i de resultes de tot plegat es farà una hackfest (una trobada de desenvolupadors per a centar-se en un tema en concret) a Barcelona amb alguns dels [...]

#3 Fabian D (fabiand) 's status on Friday, 16-Oct-09 19:31:28 UTC - Identi.ca on 10.16.09 at 19:33

[...] .. tada .. cairo-gst (hw supported, afaik): http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2009/10/14/video-hackfest/ #gnome [...]

#4 Bob Hazard on 10.31.09 at 04:22

Runs great in Google Chrome 4.0.223.11 in Karmic, you can click on a video to bring it to the front and make it bigger

I have Virtualbox, bittorrent, a podcast and 20 tabs open too :)

#5 Vlad Nistor on 11.09.09 at 01:04

This is sweet. Works on the devel google chrome for linux but it uses quite a bit of cpu.