SoC 2009/QuickTimeVR Playback

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This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2009.
Student: León Moctezuma
Mentor: ?

Project Abstract

FreePV is a panoramic viewer that was initially developed due to the lack of an implementation of QuickTime and Shockwave for Linux and VLC is a cross platform media player widely used, both work with QuickTime files and the problem arise from that, since both videos and VR contents share the same Mime Type this ends in a conflict for web explorers such as Firefox which should decide which plug-in to load based on the Mime Type of the file. To solve this problem the main goal of this project is to integrate the FreePV library into VLC to enable it to play QuickTime VR contents; the second goal would be to improve FreePV.

--Leonox 02:59, 25 March 2009 (CET)

Previous works

The problem was identified during the realization of the Interactive Panoramic Viewer project proposed for SoC 2007. There was the Panorama Viewing proposal for SoC_2008.