[vlc-devel] Idea proposal for Gsoc -11

Jayneil Dalal jayneil.dalal at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 21:39:21 CET 2011

Dear Francois,
Thank you for replying. Here are the reasons why I would like to make this
program for VLC:

1)Well, to make a standalone app on android,windows, iPhone one needs to
know how to do programming in those operating systems. I don't know how to
make an app on android or windows at present.But, I am ready to learn.

2)Making a general program to control different softwares via gesture
recognition is quite difficult. It will also take a lot of time. So, why not
first make it for VLC, then get a feedback. Make further improvements, then
make a general one. So, its like one step at a time.

3)VLC is one of the most widely used application over the world. So, if I
make the gesture recognition program for VLC and it goes a hit, then the
general version of the program will in turn also be a hit. But , if I make a
general version first, what is the guarantee people will use it? How will I
get the funding to do marketing?

4)Well very few open source softwares or applications have been associated
with Gesture Recognition. So wouldn't it be great if VLC were the first to
introduce it on a mass scale.

5)I just love VLC.

So, I request you to give me a chance to develop this program for VLC under
Gsoc 2011. I promise I will work hard day and night to make this happen.

Please let me know your views about this. Whether I can do this task for VLC
under Gsoc 11 or not?


On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Francois Cartegnie <fcvlcdev at free.fr>wrote:

> Le vendredi 25 mars 2011, Jayneil Dalal a écrit :
> > *Idea:- *Controlling VLC media player via Gesture recognition using in
> > built webcam or external camera
> eheh, that's a nice idea I had in mind too a few months ago :) Would be
> nice
> if someone could realize it.
> But why just based on vlc and only targeting vlc ? It could be possible to
> create a webcam gesture interface plugin, or a standalone app (because you
> might need a dedicated vlc instance) based on vlc, able to control vlc or
> other apps through dbus or else.
> Francois
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