Raspberry Pi Video Decoder

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Raspberry Pi Video Decoding

Project Description

The Raspberry Pi has GPU video decoding capabilities. This project involves exposing those capabilities to Fedora video applications, by packaging new components or modifying existing packages, and getting those changes incorporated into either Fedora or the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix repositories. Expected outcome: It will be possible to play video on the Raspberry Pi using GPU acceleration. Maximum number of students: 1 (possibly more if multiple packages are affected). Resources: Chris Tyler (ctyler)

Project Leader(s)

Omarr Khattab
Wiki Page: user: Omarr Khattab
Email: okhattab@myseneca.ca
IRC: okhattab

Project Contributor(s)

Project Details

I will be attempting to develop a patch for the VLC media player to allow hardware acceleration on a Raspberry Pi.

Project Plan

Tracking mechanism (bugzilla, trac, github, ...):

Key contacts:

Goals for each release and plans for reaching those goals:

  • 0.1 - Obtain the latest GIT revision of VLC media player and patch it for Raspberry Pi
    • Get the latest GIT revision
    • Make changes and commit them
    • Produce a patch according to the GIT page
  • 0.2 - Revise and complete patch and submit to the VLC-devel committee
    • Revise patch for accuracy, consistence, functionality
    • Reference the VLC check list and ensure all conditions are met
    • Send the patch to VLC-Devel
  • 0.3 - Follow the patch and revise for approval
    • Verify patch was received
    • Modify patch if necessarily and resubmit.


Mailing Lists

Upsteam Wiki and Web

Raspberry Pi Home Page
Raspberry Pi Wiki
Raspberry Pi FAQ
VLC Home Page
VLC wiki
Raspberry Pi Developers Page
VLC Source code and required Libraries
VLC Hacker Guide
Compiling for Fedora
How to Create an RPM
Package update How TO
How to test updates
Patching VLC


Source Code Control


Seneca Particpants

Omarr Khattab Blog

Non-Seneca Participants


Project News

For Current updates and news on this project, please see the blog listed above.