Jai Luthra's objective was to update the out-of-tree and pretty much abandoned MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) encoder for libavcodec and improve it to enable encoding to the True HD format.For the qualification period the encoder was updated such that it was usable and throughout the summer, successfully improved adding support for multi-channel audio and True HD encoding.
His work has improved the code coverage of our self tests considerably.
Umair Khan updated and integrated the ALS encoder to fit in the current FFmpeg codebase.
If you wish to participate as a student see our project ideas page.
You can already get in contact with mentors and start working on qualification tasks as well as register at google and submit your project proposal draft. FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein", a new major release, is now available!
There's still work to be done to call these filters 'finished', which is rather hard all things considered, but we are looking optimistically at their future. We are happy with the results of the program and immensely thankful for the opportunity of working with such an amazing set of students.
We can be a tough crowd but our mentors did an amazing job at hand holding our interns through their journey.
After thorough deliberation, we're announcing that we're about to drop the ffserver program from the project starting with the next release.
ffserver has been a problematic program to maintain due to its use of internal APIs, which complicated the recent cleanups to the libavformat library, and block further cleanups and improvements which are desired by API users and will be easier to maintain.
Thanks also to Google for this wonderful program and to everyone that made room in their busy lives to help making GSo C2016 a success. Support for the SDL1 library has been dropped, due to it no longer being maintained (as of January, 2012) and it being superseded by the SDL2 library.
As a result, the SDL1 output device has also been removed and replaced by an SDL2 implementation.
Both the ffplay and opengl output devices have been updated to support SDL2.