Dirac Video Codec update
Short description: Update of Dirac support to the new specification. The development of the Dirac codec support inside the libav was done during the SoC in 2007. Although the decoder has a good status the encoder needs much work on it. In addition RTSP/RTP support for Dirac will be implemented.
I'm Jordi Ortiz, a Phd student in the Faculty of Computer Science at University of Murcia. In addition I work inside the Intelligent System group of the same university.
You can find my CV at http://www.jordiortiz.es/Documentos/Curriculum_EN.pdf.
There you won't find any information about my programming skills. I have worked mainly in C/C++ in both linux and windows environment although I have more experience on the first one. During my experience in the IST-Daidalos project we were in charge of modifying the OpenDiameter code to support the authentication and authorization process within the project. After that I started working in multimedia with the CELTIC-SCALNET project where we were involved in modifying DarwinStreamingServer (to put SVC support) and mp4creator (for the same reason). We also created a RTSP proxy (SVC capable) and a Windows DirectShow RTSP client (also SVC capable). I'm also doing some modifications to Mplayer (OpenSVCDecoder) but at very newbie level.
Update of Dirac support to the new specification. The development of the Dirac codec support inside the libav was done during the SoC in 2007. Although the decoder has a good status the encoder needs much work on it. In addition RTSP/RTP support for Dirac will be implemented.
My motivation to collaborate in this development is to get the knowledge about Wavelet based codecs to be part of my Phd work. Getting involved in the development of the codec itself would probably lead to some research studies.
Week 1 (5 June) → Get familiar with Dirac.
Week 2 (12 June) → Depict modifications over existing code
Week 3,4,5,6 (7 July) → Coding time
Week 7 (14 July) → Prepare Mid-Term Evaluation
Week 8,9,10,11 (14August) → Enhance code
Week 10 (21 August) → Prepare and perform testing
Week 11 (28 August) → Write documentation and enhance code comments