[vlc-devel] GSoC2009 QuickTimeVR Playback

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Thu Mar 19 09:40:42 CET 2009

Hello Leon,

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 10:56:10PM -0600, Leon Moctezuma wrote :
> > Congratulations that VLC was accepted in GSoC 2009. I'm interested in
> > taking part of GSoC 2009 and I would like to work withe the QuickTimeVR
> > idea, I have participated in GSoC 2007 working for Panotools in the
> > Interactive Panoramic Viewer (FreePV) and well I want to make its
> > integration with VLC this summer.

This is a project I really want to see working (for personnal reasons), I
hope someone will be able to make it.

> > I use VLC but I have always get it from
> > ubuntu repositry, but two months ago I checked VLC code and I just compiled
> > it from source code and I tried to understand the code and it will be a
> > challenge for me...

You should look at the mp4/mov demuxer (modules/demux/mp4) and work to detect pano content
in the files.
You will probably need to do an decoder (modules/codec/...) based on
libfreepv in order to display the pano.

Finally, interactivity should be dealt with, but this will be after :D

> > I think I should apply to both organizations VLC and
> > Panotools, but probably in this case a mentor familiarized with VLC would be
> > more helpful... anyway I hope to get a slot this summer. In the wiki I saw
> > the mentor's nickname, but I didn't find how to contact him and well I would
> > like to talk with him to get some details for my project proposal.

Antoine Cellerier.

Anyway, if you work on this, you will have a co-mentoring between freePV
(Yuval, probably) and VideoLAN.

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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