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Workshop on Free Software technologies for media streaming.

The Gnowledge Lab at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education of TIFR and Comet Media Foundation are co-hosting a workshop on free software technologies for media streaming .

When Sep 28, 2008 12:50 AM to
Sep 30, 2008 12:50 AM
Contact Name Poulami Sarkar
Contact Email
Contact Phone 022-2382 6674
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Detailed Timetable and Curriculum

Day 1 : 5/6 hours

Objective: Setting up a first easy streaming using G.I.S.S. infrastructure and tools

Theoretical presentation :

- History of free technologies for streaming
- Presentation of most popular free codecs : vp3, ogg/theora, ogg/vorbis, dirac, ...

Introduction to G.I.S.S. : []

- Channel creation
- Customization of a channel, creation of the web interface
- Audio streaming : MusE, Pure Data
- Video streaming : Theora Streaming Studio, Pure Data

Day 2 : 5/6 hours

Objective : Explaining the streaming tools focusing on the strength of each solution, mounting a radio or video virtual studio.

Advanced Streaming Techniques:

- Configuration of audio and video devices in Linux
- Panorama of audio and video streaming programs in Linux : (Theora Streaming Studio/ffmpeg2theora, Pure Data, GStreamer, IDJC )
- Comparative discussion about tools, choice of the best tool for each configuration
- Realisation of a video/audio virtual desk in Pure Data
- Overlaying of logos and subtitles

Day 3 : 5/6 hours

Objective : Being able to set up one's own audio and video server, creating on-line free media.

Publication of media contents :

- Installation of a media database
- Personalization of the database
- Creating channels and themes

Installation of your own streaming server :

- Introduction to the configuration of icecast
- Setting up one's icecast server for audio and video
- How to link it to the G.I.S.S. infrastructure