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Open Source at IBC 2019

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Mark Filion
September 12, 2019

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Pack your suitcases!

Beginning tomorrow, September 13, and for the next five days, Collabora will be at the RAI in Amsterdam to take part in the 2019 edition of IBC, the "world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show"! If you are planning on attending, please make sure to add booth D15 in Hall 14 to your itinerary & come say hello!

This year, we are showcasing two brand new Open Source software demonstrations featuring the Xilinx high-performance Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and the Magic Leap One augmented reality headset.

  • SRT, RIST, HLS and WebRTC live streaming using GStreamer

    We are using OBS Studio to capture multiple audio/video sources and upload an SRT stream to a compact multi-stream server built using GStreamer. Running on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, we are showcasing GStreamer's excellent ability to integrate various network protocols together as a pipeline/glue between heterogeneous environments. This server outputs the same stream using WebRTC, HLS, RIST and SRT, while providing a local preview.

    Finally, to complete the demonstration, 4 distinct receivers are used as clients as part of this solution. Again using GStreamer, we have built a stand-alone client running on the very popular Raspberry Pi 4, displaying its output in native 4K resolution. We also display the HLS & WebRTC streams on regular web browsers running on a Google Chromebook as well as a Google Android phone. The last receiver is the Magic Leap One, showcased live on our booth at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam.

  • Open Source meets Augmented Reality

    This demonstration centers around custom development work on the Magic Leap One augmented reality headset using GStreamer. If you are at IBC, this is your chance to experience this lightweight, wearable computer that seamlessly blends the digital and physical worlds, allowing digital content to coexist with real world objects around you.

    By bringing GStreamer hardware accelerated playback to the Magic Leap One, Collabora demonstrates its abilities to port and adapt free open source software to rich and complex platforms. We are broadcasting the content from the headset, including its third-eye camera view, via RTSP while consuming local video content as well as HLS streams all at the same time.

Here's Nicolas Dufresne, Principal Sotware Engineer, with a brief overview of our two Open Source software demonstrations at IBC 2019.

In addition to our booth and demonstrations, Olivier Crête will be kicking things off at the IBC Content Everywhere Hub this year with the very first presentation on the programme. His talk will take a look at the most relevant Open Source software in the broadcasting industry, and how these changes are empowering device creators, software developers and the end user. Read below for more on his presentation, and join us on Friday at 11:00 CEST!

Across the digital media ecosystem, whether it's capture, transcoding or playback, Collabora integrates leading Open Source projects such as GStreamer, FFmpeg, and Video4Linux, with the latest multimedia standards. At the intersection of capture interfaces, graphics drivers and display controllers, Collabora brings unmatched multimedia expertise. Please contact us to set up a meeting with us at IBC!

We look forward to seeing you at the RAI!


  • "Open Source taking broadcasting by storm" by Olivier Crête – Friday, Sept. 13, 11:00 CEST.

    The broadcast industry is in the midst of a deep transformation, with flexible software solutions replacing static hardware products. Simultaneously, the software industry is being revolutionized by the replacement of inflexible proprietary software with customizable Open Source systems. The convergence of these two trends is key to empowering the end user of technologies and putting them in the drivers seat. It is now easy to create complex audio/video processing systems using Open Source software and generic computers and public cloud. From the initial capture to delivery, Open Source software that can be used throughout the broadcast chain to create complete, end-to-end solutions. Whether it's GStreamer, ffmpeg, UPipe, WebKit, SRT, OBS or simply Linux, there now exists a wealth of Open Source projects that can be customized to build software based systems, from the cloud to embedded devices. Building on Collabora's strong background in the video transport, broadcast & AV industries, we'll give a brief overview of how you can take advantage of these deep changes, and demonstrate how Open Source puts you in the driver's seat by allowing you to create better products faster, all while maintaining the ability to support them in the long run.


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