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Keynote

Filed under: Fluendo,General — Thomas @ 2:48 pm

2004-6-30
2:48 pm

Doctor Edgar Villanueva, for your viewing pleasure, with live translation. I have to say I was sort of disappointed about Bruce Perens acting like a suit and upstaging him and basically reading out loud a huge question. It wasn’t necessarily wrong or bad to bring up the point that using laws to force Free Software might not be the proper solution. But making it into a little show felt like the wrong way to do it. By contrast, the Doctor gave a very lucid answer, well articulated, clearly showing that this guy has very good ideas and expresses them very well too.

I hope he learns English, so he can make his talks even more interesting.

And I hope next year we do live translation subtitling :)

Bdale Garbee

Filed under: Fluendo,GStreamer,Hacking — Thomas @ 10:07 am

2004-6-29
10:07 am

Bdale Garbee, for your viewing pleasure. Finished three minutes ago at GUADEC, already on a webserver. Just because we like you.

GUADEC

Filed under: Fluendo,General,Hacking — Thomas @ 9:48 am

9:48 am

Day two of GUADEC, setting up stuff in the morning is really smooth now. Though getting up at 7.30 still sucks. Next year we have to have some other people actually do the streaming using our stuff, so we can hang out and sleep :) We even had time to make sure we had the sound correctly, and the wicked parabolic mike to get audience questions should work now too.

Lots of supportive comments from everyone both on and off the GUADEC grounds. One guy mailed me with a screenshot saying “Yes, the stream is working and simply rocks! I felt like beeing there.”

That’s exactly what we’re aiming for. This is our first time streaming video, and we’ve already taken notes for everything we can do better next time (especially, getting high-res slides in the stream, for one thing), but it’s very motivating to spend time discussing “what sort of rocking things will we have ready for the next time” instead of “oops, what did we do wrong ?”. We made it. All the while our little server that could was running close to 3% CPU. Hm, we need a bigger testcase I guess.

Some random statistics: yesterday’s viewer’s ratings high score were achieved by none other than Dave Camp, who had 60 people watching, and people asking questions for him on IRC which were proxied through some of the gnome hackers.
Given a stream roughly close to 60 kbyte/sec, that accounts for almost 29 mbit/sec. The server is on a 100 mbit/sec. I hope nobody here on the university minded much.

Late Night Hacking

Filed under: Fluendo,Hacking — Thomas @ 2:57 pm

2004-6-28
2:57 pm

The server project is just a *lot* of fun to hack on.

Here’s

Wim yesterday fixing the overlay code
and grabbing the logo.

Yesterday night’s new code, today in production. Yes, we don’t know what we’re doing.

One more thing left to correct that’s probably again due to caps negotiation (anything with more than three elements just needs fixed caps inbetween all over, this has to be fixed), and then I’m not touching the machines anymore.

Streaming

Filed under: Fluendo,Hacking — Thomas @ 1:02 pm

1:02 pm

Davyd, thanks for the support ! We at Fluendo have spent a lot of days and nights getting the server usable for GUADEC, and we’re very happy that the people appreciate the fact that they can watch the streams live and archived in an open format.

Last year, Real streamed it and lots of people complained about the fact that it was not possible for them to watch parts of it online. The archives seem to be working, so this year you will be able to watch the recorded talks.

For anyone not yet in the know, http://stream1.hia.no is where it’s at. Drop us a line if it’s working for you. Thanks to Xiph.org and the icecast team for providing a mirror !

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