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Collabora is the world's leading provider of consulting, development and training for GStreamer. GStreamer is the leading open source multimedia framework, powering everything from linux servers and linux desktop systems to a host of embedded devices.

Why GStreamer?

Getting multimedia right is hard. Very hard. A virtual forest of formats, protocols, standards, broken standards, broken files, and hardware types makes multimedia one of the most difficult areas to deal with. But GStreamer gets it right and has been proven to do so across a wide range of applications, operating systems, hardware platforms and devices for many years now. The wide deployment of GStreamer ensures that GStreamer benefits from continuous improvements and maintenance. As so many core contributors of GStreamer work at Collabora we are able to steward the project forward, ensuring quality is maintained and the varied use cases of our customers are addressed.

How can Collabora help you with GStreamer?

Today Collabora engineers are the main contributors to the GStreamer platform, continually enhancing GStreamer and making sure it remains the best choice for multimedia. We offer a wide range of services and software around the GStreamer framework including:

Some background on Collabora and GStreamer

Collabora's initial contribution to the GStreamer community was taking GStreamer into the realm of VoIP and videoconferencing. Since the creation of the Collabora Multimedia group, we have shepherded the overall development of GStreamer, employing core developers such as GStreamer maintainer Wim Taymans and GStreamer release manager Tim-Philipp Müller. In collaboration with our customers we have added specific features to the system, such as making sure that GStreamer got top of the line RTP support and support for advanced video-editing functionality through the GStreamer editing services. Collabora also created the GStreamer add-on modules for the RTSP streaming server (gst-rstp-server) and helps maintain the DLNA framework for GStreamer, called Rygel.

In addition to our work on GStreamer itself, Collabora contributes to many other major GStreamer using projects such as the PiTiVi video editor and the GStreamer Editing Services, the Telepathy Real-time communications framework, Farstream audio and videoconferencing system, and Rygel DLNA implementation.

Developer biography

Edward Hervey

Edward Hervey

Edward Hervey founded PiTiVi during his final year at the EPITECH engineering school in Paris. He soon found that PiTiVi's needed required improvements to the GStreamer framework, and began developing them. At Collabora, Edward managed the PiTiVi team, launched the GES project and continues to contribute on a daily basis to GStreamer.