I just got back from the Open Video conference and it was really inpsiring and really awesome. From when I arrived in NYC late Thursday night to when I left this morning, the time flew by. I met a variety of people who have a stake in the Open Video game: producers, directors, creators, distributors, publishers, companies, representatives, individuals, codec hackers, renderer hackers, player hackers, site builders, community builders, independent journalists, movers, shakers, ...
I met a co-worker I've worked closely with for some months, but never met (and
didn't realize who he was until after he was introduced). 7 out of 10 (or so)
PCF staff were all there--the largest number of PCF staff in one place I've
been a part of. Ben, Paul and I were able to do some Miro work and talk about
issues we're having pushing 2.5 out the door. I met with Jean-Baptiste from
VideoLAN (they make VLC) and talked about
their impending 1.0 release (I scored a pre-release tarball and already started
working on upgrading Miro on Windows to use VLC 1.0). I talked about metadata
with a few people and I talked about problems with torrents in RSS enclosures
with Kevin and
Nathan (I'm pretty sure that's his name) Michael from
LimeWire on things they're working on
that have a lot of synergy with things we're working on. I talked with Joe
Born from Neuros Technology
about work I did in March on the Neuros Link and how we should go forward
working out issues that Miro has when running on the Link (it runs well, but
could use some ui tlc). Seeing what people are thinking about and doing with
HTML 5 video tag was great.
It was a really productive conference for me. It's really clear what role Miro plays in the future of Open Video on the web. It'll be exciting to be a part of the future unfolding.
6/23/2009: I met Michael from LimeWire--not Nathan.