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This Lib-Ray Site is Being Revised
I'm in the process of restructuring the website. There will be some dynamic content here, but
for awhile, it's just going to be a static site.
I'm trying to make a clear distinction between obsolete design informaton (0.1-0.3) and the
currently-in-progress design which is now "0.4". This is only a small change from 0.3, but will
incorporate the "server-side" scripting idea, which seems to make a lot more sense.
Some small milestones/news items (for Summer 2012):
- I'm starting to receive the hardware I ordered for prototyping and testing (the HTPC build).
- I've done basic test runs with the Gstreamer and Webkit packages to demonstrate the basic functionality we need
(that went even more smoothly than I expected).
- I decided on "Advanced Substation Alpha" for the principal subtitle system, and these will be embedded in the stream
(However, simpler "SubRip" subtitles will be supported as external files).
- I've dropped development on a "0.3" prototype, and will roll the present work over to a "0.4" version, based
on the "server-side" logic for control buttons idea -- it looks like this will be faster to implement
than to finish the 0.3 design.
- I've found out that new chips targeted for the mobile Android market will support VP8 decoding in hardware for
full HD (1920x1080). This should make low-cost embedded players a possibility.
- I"ve had discussions with people interested in integrating Lib-Ray with online-distribution sites and also
for using it as a free/open alternative for independent digital projection theaters (I wouldn't have expected
it to be so competitive for either of these roles, but it looks like there is a significant potential there).
I will try to get more regular news updates posted here and add an RSS feed.