All your multimedia are belong to us
Ever watched a video on YouTube or Vimeo? Played a file with VLC or MPlayer? Enjoyed multimedia on your Linux desktop?
Of course you did; but did you hear about the libavcodec library before, the engine behind most FOSS and many proprietary multimedia applications and services? Do the names FFmpeg and libav ring a bell, but you wonder what happened since the fork in 2011 and why?
This talk will give an overview of the centerpiece project(s) of FOSS multimedia. Where and in which ways you are using it all the time; how it all started, where it is today, why it took so many flames to get there, how we surmounted all legal obstacles, and whether or not the future will bring total world domination.