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Welcome to VideoLAN Dev Days 2018

For its tenth edition, people from the VideoLAN and open source multimedia communities will meet in Paris to discuss and work on the future of the open-source multimedia community!


Friday September 21st

Community bonding day!

Paris Exploration


Evening drinks

19:30 Evening drinks at the King George pub.

Sponsored by Mozilla.

(NB: food is not provided there)

Saturday September 22th


Morning, Auditorium

Time Auditorium
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
09:00 - 09:25 Welcome words by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, VideoLAN
09:25 - 09:40 AV1: in the end, what got in? by Pascal Massimino, Google
09:40 - 10:05 Dav1d: a fast new AV1 decoder by Jean-Baptiste Kempf and Ronald Bultje
10:05 - 10:30 rav1e: the best rust AV1 encoder by Thomas Daede, Mozilla
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break! by the Coffee committee
10:50 - 11:20 FFv2 by Rostislav Pehlivanov, FFmpeg
11:30 - 12:00 x265: an update by Pradeep Ramachandran, MCW
12:00 - 12:30 VLC 4.0 by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, VideoLAN
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break! by the Lunch committee

Goodies distribution will start at 14:00

14:00 - 18:00 Meetups
19:30 - ??:?? Community Dinner by the Dinner committee

VideoLAN community dinner

Dinner will be at 19h30, located at Port de Javel Haut.

Sunday September 23rd

Time Description
09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 12:00 Lightning talks

An update about LLVM + Mingw (Martin Storsjo)

Rust & Multimedia (Luca Barbato)

TTML subtitles (Stefan Pöschel)

HDR & placebo (Niklas Haas)

FFv1 update (Dave Rice)

Low-latency Dash streaming (Romain Bouqueau)

Bro Talk Translation (Derek Buitenhuis)

VLC multi-process (Alexandre Janni)

Intel and FFmpeg (Vasily Aristarkhov)

SubExponential Golomb Codes in AV1 (Luc Trudeau)

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch by the Lunch Committee
14:00 - 18:00 Unconferences
20:00 - ??:?? Unofficial Dinner by the Unofficial Dinner Committee

Unconference schedule

Time Description
06:30 - 07:00 Beyond Breakfast Coffee by VideoLAN

Practical information

Location / main venue

The meeting is happening at Free.Fr/Iliad HQ

Accomodation / Hotel

Hotel Monsieur, 62 rue des Mathurins, Paris 8

Mercure Paris Opéra Faubourg Montmartre, 5 Rue De Montyon, Paris 9


  • Public transport: FIXME

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


Please bring your own internet.


The VideoLAN Dev Days are organized by the board members of the VideoLAN non-profit organization, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, Denis Charmet, Konstantin Pavlov and Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen. You can reach us here.