Breaking Eggs And Making Omelettes

Topics On Multimedia Technology and Reverse Engineering


GSoC 2009 is Afoot

March 18th, 2009 by Multimedia Mike

FFmpeg has been accepted as a mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code 2009 program. This is the program’s 5th year and FFmpeg’s 4th year in the program. Thanks as always to the big ‘G’.

To refresh, the GSoC pays students $4500 for a summer’s worth of work on qualified open source projects. FFmpeg is one of those projects. FFmpeg team members mentor various multimedia-related projects. Our current project proposals are listed in the wiki. And, as with the previous 2 years, we have some stringent requirements for our students– namely, a student must complete a small FFmpeg task, refining the solution based on critical feedback until it is part of the mainline codebase.

I personally haven’t committed to any mentor possibilities. I wonder if I should propose the Theora encoder again, which didn’t quite pan out last year? The thing is practically written already in my mind.

Posted in Open Source Multimedia | 2 Comments »

2 Responses

  1. Hellfred Says:

    As the development of the Thusnelda Theora encoder has stalled – – but Theora is to be pushed by the Mozilla and Mikiwedia foundation, having another well tuned encoder might be advantageous. Competition might motivate both encoder projects.

    Other entry points for the upcoming Theorad plans can be found at

  2. Hellfred Says:

    Mikiwedia -> Wikimedia