SoC 2008 projects
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Here is a list of the accepted projects for Google Summer of Code 2OO8.
List of current projects
- Project page: SoC 2008 projects/PanoramaViewing
- Student: Michael Ploujnikov
- Mentor: Yuval Levy, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, Antoine Cellerier
- The goal of this project is to make VLC a one-stop solution for viewing panoramas of various formats. Currently, FreePV is the best/only cross-platform, non-proprietary solution for viewing QuickTimeVR and plain image panoramas. However it suffers from a few drawbacks, which include difficult installation, browser plug-in conflicts and low popularity. The intent is to integrate the FreePV rendering code with VLC. This should not only automatically alleviate installation difficulty and plug-in conflicts, but also bring panorama viewing to a much larger audience. This project will initially focus on basic support for QTVR files and equirectangular images.