Multimedia Infrastructure track

A discussion about the state of video capture device, video decoding device, video display device, and remote control integration in the linux kernel and userspace.

Many Linux-based video capture setups require an infrared transmitter to change channels on a set top box, due to the video stream otherwise being encrypted or otherwise inaccessible. And if you’re capturing video, you probably need a way to play it back, which required either enough cpu or specialized hardware to decode the video, and a video card to output to a monitor or television to actually view it. And then you probably want to be able to control playback using a remote control.

Integrating all these things together can be a challenge, but there’s a lot we can do to make it less challenging, starting with kernel-level driver integration and auto-configuration, which we can then extend outward to end-user application.


Proposals for this track

* Embedded Video devices: Can Linux handle such complex video Sub-System

Video4Linux, Fbdev Framework: Does they satisfy/fulfill features supported by Embedded devices
Multimedia Infrastructure 07/26/2010
Vaibhav Hiremath

* Multimedia Infrastructure

Topics and issues for the multimedia stack. "Wiki": "Etherpad":
Multimedia Infrastructure 07/24/2010
Mauro Carvalho Chehab

* Multimedia Linux

Video4Linux, Digital Video Broadcasting, Video Decoding and Remote Control integration
Multimedia Infrastructure 07/16/2010
Jarod Wilson

* Videobuf2 - the new Video for Linux driver framework

Status and development of the new driver framework for multimedia devices.
Multimedia Infrastructure 08/20/2010
Pawel Osciak, Marek Szyprowski