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.
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:
- Consulting assistance
If you have a major project based around GStreamer we will be able to offer you experienced GStreamer engineers to help staff your project. We have worked successfully with many global top 500 companies using this model, helping them ensure GStreamer integrates perfectly with their devices and platforms. Our engineers can provide strong GStreamer and general multimedia skills for your development team, as well as providing the team with code and design review. Be sure to check out our Open Source consulting services page for more details.
If you're interested in improving your GStreamer expertise in-house, Collabora offers tailored GStreamer training classes for GStreamer development. Our leading GStreamer experts can come onsite to your organisation and train your engineers in the design and use of GStreamer. Whether your team's main job is writing new plugins and elements for GStreamer or writing applications using GStreamer, we've got the training program for you. See our GStreamer training services page for more details.
- Custom development
Specific piece of functionality you need from GStreamer? We are happy to give you a fixed price quote for implementing it, be that extending the core of GStreamer, writing a new plugin or by adding functionality to an existing GStreamer plugin. If you are interested in using GStreamer for your product, but GStreamer currently lacks a few bits and pieces to do exactly what you need, let us know and we'll be happy to provide a proposal to resolve it. You can find more information on our GStreamer and other development services page.
When developing your application or system around GStreamer a critical success factor is choosing the right approach. Our GStreamer architects can help with design review and creation, ensuring that you take full advantage of the GStreamer architecture. Getting the architecture right from the start can cut down months of your total development time and investing in expert advice early in the project can sometimes make the difference between success and failure. You can find out more on how we can help by advising on GStreamer and other software and hardware architecture challenges here.
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.
Interview with Wim Taymans about GStreamer 1.0
We have conducted and published this interview with Wim Taymans about the GStreamer 1.0 release coming out towards the end of 2011.
Wim Taymans has a computer science degree from Katholieke Universteit in Leuven, Belgium and decades of software development experience. He co-founded the GStreamer multimedia framework in 1999, and co-founded Collabora in 2007. Today Wim focuses on maintaining and extending the core of GStreamer, both for clients and as general research and development.