SoC 2007

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Reflexions for Google Summer of Code applications.


We need mentors !

SoC ideas will be included in VLC 0.9.1

Proposed ones

GUI intfs for the browsers plugins

This project is about adding interfaces possibilities to the browsers plugin in order to have a correct embedded mode inside webpages, with buttons to control VLC. The second part of this project is to provide a replacement for all preconfigured media players embedded in webpages. Instead of having youtube player, windows media player, quicktime player or any other, VLC can take their place.

Proposed mentor: Quovodis.

Fullscreen Controller

This project would provide a fullscreen controller for Linux/Unix and Windows, as VLC media player already has on MacOS X.

It should be draggable, clickable and support the classic buttons.

Proposed mentor: Dnumgis

Subtitle support

This project would rework the subtitle infrastructure and freetype module in order to read more subtitles:

  • support for SSA/ASS using libass or asa,
  • support bold, italic, underline, RGB colors, size changes and font changes for a whole line or part of one line.
  • support for the HTML tags, and add all the useful subtitles types that are not yet in.
  • capability of moving the subtitles in the picture,
  • capability of displaying two different subtitles, with no overlap,
  • capability of displaying subtitles with no video enabled for audio books,
  • support for Karaoke subtitles,
  • ease the automatic extraction of subtitles.

Vista acceleration and DirectX improvements

Support for EVR for rendering in windows Vista and make it default for Vista.

Rework and ameliorations of DirectX Video Output modules for older versions of windows and/or DirectX.

Proposed mentor: Quovodis


Create a VLC framework that can be used by both and VLCplugin.bundle. Adapt and use Leopard enhancement in VLC

Proposed mentor : TheDJ

Other Ideas SoC 2007

GUI intfs for the mozilla plugins

BDA Drivers

and TV stuffs for windows

Subtitles support

SSA, freetype, whatever

Preferrably incorporating either the libass ( or asa ( libraries instead of writing our own.

Fullscreen Controller

RTCP support

Vista acceleration support

Vout Rework (lol)

Working skins2 support on OSX

OSX Leopard support

especially: QTKit Capture API, Resolution independence, iChat Theatre

Mac OS X Framework

Create a VLC framework that can be used by both and VLCplugin.bundle. (Trac Ticket #739)

VLM Schedule rework

WinCE port

Matroska (mkv) muxing

robUx4 can do the mentoring. He already wrote the demux and knows mkv really well. Sounds like a nice SoC subject.

Hint MP4/MOV Files

Add video and audio hint tracks as the output file is muxed. Resulting files can be streamed from RTSP server with trickplay, like DSS/QTSS. Probably requires use of GPAC libraries.

Extract Subtitles

It would be great to have an easy way to extract subtitles from all the types of embedding used in different formats of video streams. DVB, line 23, etc. Google could be interested because it's a really hard, but discrete task. And who wouldn't like search google videos with text.