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=== Reality (aka what did I do) ===
=== Reality (aka what did I do) ===
(Serious) Work started on 26th of May.
Coding started on 26th of May. Currently working on stage 1.
Week 21 (19.5.2008 - 25.5.2008)
Week 21 (19.5.2008 - 25.5.2008)
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Week 22 (26.5.2008 - 1.6.2008)
Week 22 (26.5.2008 - 1.6.2008)
* wiki updated
* wiki updated
* Stage 1 started

Revision as of 17:34, 26 May 2008

This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2008.
Student: Kaarlo Räihä
Mentor: Andre Weber

SoC 2008/EVR video output module

As part of SoC_2008 I (Kaarlo Räihä aka VLC_help) will try to implement EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) video output module for VLC media player. EVR will hopefully be default video output module for Windows Vista but it might also work with Windows XP if the .NET Framework 3.0 is installed. EVR should guarantee tearing free output that also works with Aero.

If I have some extra time, I will try to add some features to Direct3D output module (shaders, rotating video etc.) and possible fix other Windows (Vista) related issues/bugs.

Current status of project

Nothing EVR related done yet.


  • Code: 0 kloc (for the output module only, doesn't include random patches)
  • Comments: 0 kloc
  • Total: 0 kloc

Planned absence / Vacations / Holidays

Midsummer days (19.6.2008 - 22.6.2008)



Coding will start on 26th of May. There should be working module hopefully on first week of July (1st July - 6th July). Coding ends on 25th of August when my studies at university continue. Documentation and some support will continue after GSoC if needed.

Stage 1: Use Visual Studio to create EVR sample code (one image, nothing fancy).

Stage 2: Get that same code compile under Cygwin environment (and make sure someone else can also compile it).

Stage 3a: Implement EVR module to VLC. Stage 3b: Test EVR implementation (include various stress tests)

Week 21 (19.5.2008 - 25.5.2008)

  • Soft start (GIT stuff, serious IRC chatting, random patches, recruit beta testers)

Week 22 (26.5.2008 - 1.6.2008)

  • Start planning
  • make/build changes
  • Write some proto code for EVR test
  • test some EVR samples found around internet (mostly MSDN)

Reality (aka what did I do)

Coding started on 26th of May. Currently working on stage 1.

Week 21 (19.5.2008 - 25.5.2008)

  • GIT repo obtained
  • IRC chatting with devs
  • two random patches sent to mailing list (sorry about the mess I caused)
  • one beta tester recruited
  • issues related to build environment found which I have to fix

Week 22 (26.5.2008 - 1.6.2008)

  • wiki updated
  • Stage 1 started