FOSDEM 2015 live video :
Previously, FOSDEM has been using rented firewire cameras, using DVswitch to manually mix the slides and the camera feed, outputting to files. In 2014, an encoder and streaming service were attached to this setup to create the live streams. Streaming was only planned a short amount of time in advance.
For the 2015 incarnation of FOSDEM, we ended up doing things a little differently. Since quality of the footage has been going up, storing this as raw video has become troublesome. Encoding it in real time to a more compact format is possible, but a challenge as well, especially when the hardware is rented each year. Plus there’s so many codecs to choose from! Ideally we would pick an open source codec (because, well, FOSDEM) – which currently basically means you’re stuck with VP8, VP9 or Theora.
Open media devroom :
The Open Media devroom is a new at FOSDEM and co-organised by the European Broadcasting Union and FOMS. It addresses the topics as found in broadcast(radio/TV) and Web media technologies such as video/audio encoding, playout, streaming, broadcasting, metadata . Information of related activities to this topic.
• Open media devroom
Operating Eurovision and Euroradio :
The EBU has been actively addressing the relevance of Open Source for media applications for several years now.
By joining the group, you will be informed on activities and services related to open source. You can also use this community for questions related to this subject or to share updates on projects/activities ongoing in your organisation.
FOMS is the Foundations of Open Media Standards and Software developer workshop, run in un-conference style but with pre-proposed sessions.
It is a meetup of software developers and tinkerers of all stripes who gather to collaborate, code, and lay plans for future open video technologies and standards.