Admist a number of proprietary alternatives such as Adobe Flash,
Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX, the HTML 5 specification now
offers competitive multimedia features that promises a more open
platform for RIA development. What are the tradeoffs? This session
will look at the current state of the art, and then invite a
conversation about the future.
Ingex is an open source product, built on FFmpeg and Linux and running on commodity hardware, which can replace tens of thousands of dollars worth of broadcast equipment in TV studios, developed by BBC R&D. We discuss the change management, commercial and ecosystem issues we have faced in getting Ingex used by the broadcasting industry, generally unaware of the benefits of open source.
With the introduction of WebM video, high quality, royalty-free, open-source video is finally a reality. Already natively integrated into the majority of HTML5 web browsers, WebM’s VP8 video codec is drawing tremendous support from content owners, video encoding tool producers, and hardware vendors, and has been discussed as an open video alternative for the HTML5 specification.