[clug] talks for future CLUG and PSIG meetings

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Mon Sep 20 00:35:46 GMT 2004

Andrew Pollock wrote:
> Hi,
> There's currently no talks scheduled for future CLUG or PSIG meetings. If
> you'd like to give a talk at a future meeting, drop me a line, so I can slot
> you in for a meeting.
> If you've ever had a niggling urge to give a talk, but haven't gotten around
> to it, now's your chance to set a date so you've got something to work
> towards.
> regards
> Andrew

I am keen to have a discussion about video manipulation in Linux, including,
but not limited to:
  - playing DVDs with ogle, xine, VLC, mplayer etc.
  - recording/manipulating DV (eg. firewire) streams
  - capturing/recording digital (terrestrial) TV
  - moving content between TiVo, Linux PC, TransACT Set-top-box, X-Box etc.
  - transcoding from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 (eg. DivX)
  - kernel optimisations for low-latency video/audio decoding
  - current state of various MPEG-2 hardware decoders under Linux
etc. etc.

To kick the ball off, I am prepared to give a talk about some recent
investigations I have been making into the current state of some of the
DVD libraries such as libdvdread etc. and to present some sample C code
to open a DVD, read some content from it, and display some individual
frames etc. I am no expert in this area, but maybe some of the local
experts might come and give us some clues as to how to do this sort of

Dunno if it is more relevant to the regular CLUG meetings, or to the PSIG.
I would vote for regular CLUG meetings, but others might have wiser insight
into the issue.

Keen to do it soon, before the USTA (also known, incorrectly, as FTA) comes
into effect.


Bob Edwards.

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