[FFmpeg-devel] GSoC 2009: FFmpeg is in

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Fri Mar 20 09:38:37 CET 2009

Luca Abeni wrote:
> Hi Ronald,
> Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
>> Hi,
>> (for all)
>> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
>>> I started populating the wiki with small tasks, given recent Ronald push
>>> would be interesting coming up with a SoC project to have ffmpeg
>>> rtsp/rtp layer improved till we could replace live555 for the projects
>>> using it (mplayer, vlc).
>> We've added a combination of tasks to the SoC project page. Comments
>> appreciated.
> I had a look at the projects page, and I believe that (as I just wrote
> in a previous email), the first goal for the rtsp/rtp work should be to
> cleanup the code and improve its quality (ensuring that the design is
> consistent with the appropriate RFCs).
> After this first step, I believe that there are some bugs to fix (RTCP
> RR) and features to improve (better recovery after lost packets, handling
> of packets arriving in the wrong order, etc...)
> Only after this it will be possible to start adding new features.

Update the wiki =)

>> I'd personally like to see students propose a combination of tasks
>> from the SoC page (or anything related that they come up with
>> themselves) that they (1) are highly interested in, and (2) think they
>> can complete in a reasonable timeframe. Luca and I both volunteer to
>> be a fulltime mentor for it.
> If there is an agreement on what I wrote above, I can volunteer as a mentor
> too.

Great =)

> I think a nice qualification task can be to get the H.263 depacketisation
> patch that has been recently posted and improve it so that it can be
> included in svn (not sure if this is too simple - an almost working patch
> already exists - but being able to receive H.263 over RTP seems to be a
> feature that many people want in svn).

Is it already in the wiki?



Luca Barbato
Gentoo Council Member
Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC

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