[Ffmpeg-devel] Xiph's "Ghost"

Alex Beregszaszi alex
Thu Apr 27 18:22:55 CEST 2006


just found this on Google SoC.


 Development assistant for the "Ghost" audio codec

 Designing a cutting edge perceptual codec is a very daunting task. Xiph
 is in the research stage on a new low-latency, general purpose audio
 codec, code-named "Ghost". This is basically a "code assistant"
 position, where you will be asked to implement, test, and give feedback
 on ideas from Christopher Montgomery, designer of the Ogg Vorbis
 format. Be prepared to learn a lot about audio coding, or apply what
 you already know. While there's less "ownership" potential in this
 project proposal, it will be a great opportunity to learn about
 compression algorithm design, practice your programming chops, and
 learn to work in team.

 Mentor: Christopher "Monty" Montgomery, backup: Jean-Marc Valin 

 Hardware implementation of Theora decoding

 Working on a hardware theora decoder, that can be used in embedded
 devices, dvd players and video pods. Presumedly GPL verilog source to
 run on an FPGA. 

Hey, that's what Elphel does. Duplicate work?!

 Ogg Dirac mapping and integration in players


Alex Beregszaszi	email: alex at fsn.hu
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