[FFmpeg-devel] video and ffmpeg contract work with a Canadian University

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Feb 14 12:17:52 CET 2011

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 08:32:16PM -0500, compn wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:31:11 +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:50:15AM -0500, Ali Ghafour wrote:
> >> Hello?FFMPEG group,
> >> 
> >> I am working on an interesting video project with some students from a
> >> local university here in Canada (Ryerson University). We have
> >> government funding available to us.
> >> 
> >> The project involves classifying video, in particular classifying
> >> video content for the purposes of moderation. The Ryerson PhD students
> >> are working on the programs and algorithms in MATLAB, but I need
> >> someone who is strong in C and video processing algorithms to take
> >> their MATLAB project and make it into a production ready application.
> >> 
> >> Please let me know if you are interested or available for such a
> >> project. If so, I can provide you with some more details.
> >
> >If you have some description of the algorithm, i can write an avfilter under a
> >FOSS license of it most likely. MATLAB code might do as description
> sounds like a naked human detection filter. i think youtube has

ahh, i had not realized that

> something like this already running on the million videos it gets per
> day.

> gov funding? sounds like the canadian government is going to use
> this to censor all the naked people videos!

I think its more likely they want a porn search engine. Or randomly funding
Censoring all such videos off the net isnt going to work, you just put the vid
in a rar file and put a password on it, write the password where you link to
the file.
Now if i look beyond the objectionable use for censorship. Having such a filter
as FOSS would allow people to classify their videos, especially if the filter
can be made to detect different things or write a porn search engine.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Breaking DRM is a little like attempting to break through a door even
though the window is wide open and the only thing in the house is a bunch
of things you dont want and which you would get tomorrow for free anyway
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