Open Video Forum

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Workshop, Hackathon, Sprint, in Berlin, Germany



Read our call to contribute to the Open Video Forum -

Stream I - Development for Diversity: The African Hub Experience

Stream I Overview

villaACT, Senegal and Activespaces, Cameroon, will share their experiences or working as IT / Software Developers in Africa. Their invaluable input includes the following areas of research for Mokolo.Labs: accessible open source solutions for African video producers; low-cost server side solutions for video distribution semantic search based on increased availability of metadata; connection of audiovisual work with cultural metadata; location-based video compression. All of the work is open source, and the outcomes will be available as Open Educational Resources.

Stream I Resources

Unfied Streaming [1] WebM [2] QualityCrowd Testframework [3]

Stream | Tools

ffmpeg [4] vlc Dash Plugin [5] Amara - Universal Subtitles [6] GStreamer [7]

Stream II - Crowdsourcing Metadata: Exploring Bandwidth Diversity

Stream II Overview

For Mokolo.Labs, the development challenge for innovative video distribution is not low-bandwith, but bandwidth diversity and resource efficiency. A generalized user experience can only be achieved when a realistic bandwidth picture is known to the developers. Often network carriers market their connection plans with “max bandwidth xyz”. We aim to assist developers through the creation of an African Video Bandwidth Observatory and invite partnerships with the MolokoLabs project in this effort. Areas of interest: social viewing experience; crowd-sourced metadata & content curation; progressive download & adaptive bitrate streaming; test frameworks & user feedback strategies.

Live-streaming of all sessions is provided by Streampark. Both days will include live-chat sessions with remote participants.

Stream II Resources

Semantic metadata in Video HHI [8]

Stream Metadata | Tools

Popcorn.js [9]

Existing OER for Open Video

Ogg Theora CookBook - [10] Open Video Subtitling [11]

Glossary of other Terms and Tools

Adaptive Streaming

is a streaming technology based on the detection of the current bandwidth of the device therefore changing the stream to provide a bufferfree viewing.

Semantic Analysis

relating syntactic structures to content (footage).