Trick modes in GStreamer

Jan just demoed trick modes on his machine using GStreamer. Trick modes in the term used for stuff like double speed, quadruple speed, half speed, backwards play etc. playback. A little code cleanup is still needed before comitting, but it will be in GStreamer CVS next week.

The initial goal is supporting server side trickmode properly like when getting a video feed from a ViiV enabled server, but it already supports some modes of client side trickmodes too.

Along with the recently added Quality of Service framework and network clocks we are adding a lot of advanced functionality to GStreamer these days.

Edward and Wim also did some critical fixes in GStreamer and GNonlin today for Jokosher, to help ensure that the Jokosher team will be able to demo a working application at GUADEC.

Google Summer of code deadline is approaching fast (monday morning) and we still have room for more students to propose GStreamer related projects under the GNOME, Xiph or BBC banners. Be sure to check out these projects ideas lists and submit a proposal. Probably other projects also stil open to more proposals, but I am not mentoring those so I don’t know their status.

GStreamer and SoC

So the application period for Google Summer of code is this week, so any interested students should get their stuff together and start applying to any project of their liking. In addition to the projects mentioned in that previous blog entry also Mono, Ruby and Ekiga have GStreamer proposals too. And last but not least BBC will be accepting GStreamer and Schroedinger/Dirac related proposals as part of their SoC program. The GStreamer MXF container plugins might be better suited to run under the BBC header than under Xiph.org banner it currently resides. If you have any questions please come by the #gstreamer channel on irc.freenode.org or you could mail me at uraeus at linuxrising dot org, and I will try to put you in touch with the right people.

So multimedia is still considered a weak point for GNU/Linux systems, be sure to take on a project this summer that make that less so! Take on the right projects and we will be a huge step closer to multimedia nirvana when fall comes.