[FFmpeg-devel] GSOC 2012

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sun Mar 11 17:05:44 CET 2012

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 09:46:09AM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 05:28:11AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 09:20:33PM -0700, Michael Bradshaw wrote:
> > > I would love to be involved, but I honestly don't feel qualified to be a
> > > mentor.  I wouldn't mind working on extending image formats support
> > > (currently 2nd tier), though I don't know if I want to do that as an actual
> > > student or as a rogue contributor.  If it's something you'd like me to be a
> > > part of, we can talk and perhaps I can apply.
> > 
> > You are welcome to work as gsoc student on a task.
> > We still need a mentor for it too though (and ffmpeg needs to be
> > accepted for gsoc 2012)

> I wouldn't mind mentoring animated GIF for example (though for a
> full project more is needed).

is that so easy ?
with dithering, maybe 2 pass mode to find a good palette?
maybe with some kind of bitrate control ...
i think theres enough that can be done here to make it a full SOC
project. especially when one starts trying to optimize PSNR vs bitrate

> I also didn't get any opinions on my proposal which I think I could
> mentor: Fixing up several (known and unknown) bugs and issues with
> the MPEG4 decoder, comparing its behaviour with other encoders/decoders
> and possibly adding compatibility mode and documentation for differences
> with other decoders (in particular with the official MS reference one
> which as far as I can tell is thoroughly broken but due to being shipped
> as reference regularly causes people to think FFmpeg is broken).

sounds great, please add both to the wiki

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