[FFmpeg-devel] [libav-devel] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Wed Jul 6 20:11:33 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 06, 2011 at 08:51:16AM -0700, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:54 AM, Stefano Sabatini
> <stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it> wrote:
> > Hi, ESA (European Space Agency), is organizing a Summer Of Code
> > project, based on the same concept of GSoC. Check info at:
> > http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/
> > http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2011/timeline
> >
> > Coding period is from the beginning of August to the end of October.
> >
> > Organizations application deadline is on 15th of July, so there is not
> > much time to decide.
> >
> > Is FFmpeg really suited for space exploration? (I think so ;-))
> > Do we have mentors/proposals?
> >
> > We could possibly re-use some of the ideas for GSoC.
> >
> > PS Regarding the FFmpeg/Libav split, we may decide to run two distinct
> > applications or go togheter as we did for GSoC depending on what
> > people prefer, please let's avoid flames.
> Proposals can be the same as for GSoC. Same for mentors. The projects
> are largely the same (whether you like it or not), so joint
> application seems easier.
> You can admin, I wonder how you'll word the application to make
> FFmpeg/Libav relate to space. :-).

Well, some time ago I read a video decoder test and there FFmpeg had the
best error concealment by far. So that's sure a reason to use it
if you ever want to transfer video through space with a normal codec ;-)

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