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Welcome to VideoLAN Dev Days 2015

The Open Multimedia Conference that frees the cone in you!

This is a technical un-conference; please bring laptops, power cords, power extensions, RJ45 cables and a good mood with you.

Schedule

Download a printable copy here.

All the talks were recorded and are available under a CC license on Youtube now.

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Nothing is prepared for that day, but for people early at the hotel, we will get drinks at the hotel, at around 21:00.

Find Felix :D

Friday, September 18th 2015

Community day

If you subscribed for the community day, you should have received instructions by e-mail.

Meeting point is at EuroDisney at 9:45. The theme park opens at 10:00 and closes at 21:00.

We will leave from the park at 18:30

How to get there

The best option is to take the Metro/RER. This takes approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes:

  • take metro Line 13 from the hotel to St Lazare, then
  • take metro Line 3 from St Lazare to Havre-Caumartin (1 stop only),
  • take the express train RER A to Marne La Vallée-Chessy
    • check on the platform display before boarding: not all trains go to Marne La Vallée-Chessy!

N.B.: You should buy a ticket to Marne La Vallée at the metro station. The ticket is valid for the entire journey.

Evening drinks

We will meet at a bar, in front of the hotel, for drinks (soft and beers), at around 20:30.

L'Industrie

125 boulevard Bessières 75017 Paris

Saturday, September 19th 2015

Morning

Time Description
8:45 - 9:45 Registration and Breakfast
9:45 - 10:00 Opening remarks by Jean-Baptiste Kempf (VideoLAN)
10:00 - 10:45 Daala by Timothy Terriberry (Mozilla)
10:45 - 11:10 A new AAC free and open-source encoder by Rostislav Pehlivanov (FFmpeg)
11:10 - 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 - 11:55 New video compression techniques under consideration for VP10 by Alex Converse (Google)
11:55 - 12:25 An update to x265 by Deepthi Nandakumar (MCW)
12:25 - 12:30 Spice by Lord Julien Navas (Vodkaster)

Afternoon

Time Description
14:10 - 14:50 VLC 3.0 by Jean-Baptiste Kempf (VideoLAN)
14:50 - 15:30 The Thor Codec by Thomas Davies (Cisco)
15:30 - 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00 How to optimize press coverage for FLOSS projects by Sebastian Grüner (golem.de)
16:00 - 16:20 VP9 encoding/decoding performance vs. H.264/HEVC by Ronald Bultje (FFmpeg)
16:20 - 18:00 Break-out sessions

GROUP PHOTO at 18:00, before the VideoLAN meeting!

Break-out sessions, Saturday

Time Auditorium Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4
16:30 - 17:30 VLC technical discussion FFmpeg Libav
17:30 - 18:00 VLC Mobile Ports discussion FFmpeg Generic Hacking
18:10 - 19:40 VideoLAN annual meeting Assemblée Générale Ordinaire, Assemblée Générale Extraordinaire && Réunion

This is for VideoLAN non-profit members.

Dinner

Dinner is at 20:00 next to the place, at The Royal Trinité.

59 Rue de Châteaudun, 75009 Paris, France

Royal Trinité

You must choose your food before, by selecting here.

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Time Auditorium Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:xx - 11:30 Localisation/Weblate VLC/iOS VLC/Android meetup FFmpeg general meeting Libav Daala hackathon
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 11:45 FFmpeg general meeting x264 meeting Daala hackathon
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45 FFmpeg / Libav discussion? Possibly with just Ff/av devels and jb to mod
14:45 - 15:30 FFmpeg / Libav discussion?
15:30 - 15:45 Closing Remarks
by Jean-Baptiste Kempf (VideoLAN)
15:45 - 16:45 open source music production VideoLAN roots meeting
16:45 - 17:45 VideoLAN roots meeting

Daala hackathon

Open to anyone curious about Daala or video coding in general, we can help you write your first patch or teach you things!

To get started you can clone the Daala repository:

git clone https://github.com/xiph/daala.git

Dinner

Around 19:00 at Au Metro.

19 Rue de Malte, 75011 Paris Metro Filles du Calvaire or Oberkampf

This dinner is not sponsored by VideoLAN.

Practical information

Emergency situation

In case of emergency, call the European emergency number 112.

Location / main venue

The venue is in Paris (France), 9th district, near St Lazare:

Criteo
32 rue Blanche
75009 Paris, France

Google Maps

Accomodation / Hotel

For sponsored participants, the hotel is:

Timhotel Berthier Paris 17
4 Boulevard Berthier
75017 Paris, France

http://www.timhotel-berthier-paris-17.com/
Google Maps

Payment

The local currency is the Euro. Merchants are forbidden from accepting other currencies (except exchange).

Most venues will accept EMV credit and debit cards (i.e. Chip & PIN), at least VISA and MasterCard. Swipe-only cards can be more tricky (it has been illegal for banks to issue them for years in France, so only foreign visitors use them). American Express is widely but not universally accepted. Diners/Discovery, UnionPay, JCB, etc. are mostly only accepted in shops catering to tourists.

Best change rates are close to the Hotel, Metro Bourse, Vivienne Street.

Transportation

NOTE: VideoLAN does not refund taxi expenses nor car rentals.

Paris-CDG / Roissy airport

Important note: there are works on the RER B line at night until Friday, included. The RER B service is interrupted between the airport and the Aulnay-sous-Bois station at 11pm. There is a replacement bus available but this incurs a much higher trip time. More information: http://www.transilien.com/contents/fr/Docs---PDF/Travaux/20150720-B-Roissy-2007au3010bis.pdf

Ticket vending machines
  • Upon landing, follow the signs for local trains. There is one station for T1/T3 and one for T2 (A-G).
  • At the station, look for red/green ticket vending machines.
    • Do not use the yellow/grey machines (at terminal 2), those are for long distance trains only.
  • Buy a ticket for zones 1-5 (to Paris). The cost is 10€ one way. Credit cards are accepted.
    • If you only have cash, you have to queue at the staffed ticketing booth ("Billeterie" in French)
  • Take the regional express(RER) line B (blue). You can use any train toward Paris.
  • Alight at Gare du Nord.
  • See below from Gare du Nord.

Orly (ORY) airport

  • Upon landing, follow the signs for Orlyval.
  • At the station, buy the ticket from the vending machines, before boarding.
  • Buy a ticket for Paris. The cost is 12€ one way. Credit cards are accepted.
    • If you only have cash, you have to queue at the staffed ticketing booth ("Billeterie" in French)
  • Take the Orlyval to Antony. Then take the regional express(RER) line B (blue) to Paris (Direction Charles de Gaulle Airport).
  • Alight at Gare du Nord.
  • See below from Gare du Nord.

Beauvais (BVA) airport

We feel sorry for you. Take the bus.

Gare du Nord (North railway station)

If you arrive at Gare du Nord or Gare de l'Est, you need to buy a zone 1 / Paris ticket. It is valid on the subway, the tramway, busses and, within the Paris city limits, on the regional express trains (RER).

To the conference venue

  • Transfer to regional express train (RER) line E (magenta) toward Haussmann St Lazare.
  • Alight at the final stop, Haussman St Lazare.

Walking route: Google Maps

To the sponsored hotel

  • Continue from Haussman Saint Lazare (2 stops) above
  • Transfer to subway(M) line 13 toward Asnières or Gennevilliers.
    • Check the metro destination, as there are two branches on the line. DO NOT go toward Saint Denis.
  • Get off at Porte de Clichy (6 stops)

The hotel is just around the corner.

Gare de l'Est (East railway station)

Routes are essentially the same as from Gare du Nord. The Magenta express train station is located between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est. See above.

Gare de Lyon (South/East railway station)

If you arrive at Gare de Lyon, you need to buy a zone 1 / Paris ticket. It is valid on the subway, the tramway, busses and, within the Paris city limits, on the regional express trains (RER).

To the conference venue

  • Take subway(M) line 14 toward Saint Lazare
  • Alight at the final stop Saint Lazare (5 stops)

Walking route: Google Maps

To the sponsored hotel

  • Continue from Haussman Saint Lazare (2 stops) above
  • Transfer to subway(M) line 13 toward Asnières or Gennevilliers.
  • Get off at Porte de Clichy (6 stops)

The hotel is just around the corner.

Other?

From the hotel to the conference

  • Take subway(M) line 13 toward Chatillon-Montrouge
  • Get off at Liège and walk

Feel free to ask for advice on the mailing list if your station is missing.

Connectivity

Power supply

The AC power sockets are "French" IEC type E. Connectors from "German" IEC type F countries should fit safely, as they are usually bi-standards. There should have a hole for the French-style ground pin.

The electrical system is 220V / 50Hz. If you come from outside Europe, please make sure your devices are compatible beforehand.

Internet

Hopefully, there will be Wi-Fi.

Weather forecast

Fri Sep 18 Occasional rain 20°C Low 12°C
Sat Sep 19 Occasional rain 19°C Low 10°C
Sun Sep 20 Fog 20°C Low 12°C
Mon Sep 21 Mostly cloudy 18°C Low 12°C

In Fahrenheit, this is a high of 64°F-66°F and a low of 50°F.