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History of the vanguard Linux receiver 'Dreambox' and an introduction of its new multi-standard streaming server

In this talk, targeting a general audience with an interest in multimedia, I will shortly introduce our line of consumer set-top boxes which are prototypical examples of multimedia embedded linux devices and then focus on how we implemented the widest possible multimedia support: what were the pitfalls and how did we (fail to) master them? The talk will explain how we solved audio and video playback and capture with SOC hardware codecs using custom Gstreamer sink elements.
Subsequently, I will present our latest development: a new streaming server which allows re-encoding the live television image to simultaneously provide various ways of streaming to network including RTSP and HLS.
Andreas aka "Fraxinas" in the FOSS world, graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg with a degree in electrical engineering and information technology. Since writing his thesis paper about a streaming video server for set top boxes, he has been working for Dream Multimedia, the company which released the first Linux-based STB called "Dreambox".

Andreas Frisch

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