FFmpeg Summer Of Code 2007
Google is sponsoring their third annual Summer of Code for the summer of 2007. This entails sponsoring students to work on assorted open source projects as well as sponsoring mentors in those same projects. Everyone wins.
Mike Melanson (mike -at- multimedia.cx) is the administrator and main point of contact for matters relating to the FFmpeg Summer of Code.
- March 5-12, 2007: Application period for mentoring organizations.
- March 6, 2007: Mike Melanson submitted FFmpeg mentoring application.
Waiting for acceptance...
Qualifications for a good Summer of Code proposal:
- discrete, well-defined, modular
- comprised of a series of measurable sub-goals
- based on open specs that are available free of charge
- based on complete specs
An example of a good proposal is the implementation of a decoder or demuxer for an as yet unsupported multimedia format, or an encoder or muxer for a format that can already be demuxed/decoded by FFmpeg.
An example of a less desirable proposal is one that's not as measurable, such as refactoring APIs. Bad proposals tend to be ones that would require touching a lot of core code.
- Localized/isolated code projects = good
- Global code refactoring = bad
- Specifications: As ITU-T recommendations, ISO publicly available standards
- Sources: JasPer, OpenJpeg, JJ2000 (in Java)
- Samples: http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/jpeg2000/
Monkey's Audio Decoder
- Sources: original sources, original sources port for non-win32 platforms, LGPLed Java implementation
- Specification: QCELP decoder spec is c.s0020 and source is c.r0020
- Sample files: http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/A-codecs/qclp/
Mentor: Benjamin Larsson
- Specification: http://www.atsc.org/standards/a_52b.pdf
- Samples: http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/evob/MAININTRO.EVO
- Specification: I263 Format Specification at MultimediaWiki
- Sources: GPLed I263 decoder
- Sample files: http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/V-codecs/I263/