Open Source Broadcast Encoding

Intervenant(s) : Adi Kouadio, Kieran Kunhya

  • Langue : English
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Mercredi 11 juillet 2012
  • Horaire : 09h20
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : Uni Mail S160
Public cible : Professionnels


This session will start with a short encoding solutions overview by Adi Kouadio, after which Kieran will present the OBE project.

A number broadcast encoders based on open source software have been built as in-house solutions, however there has never been an open source project dedicated to the specific needs of broadcast encoding. In collaboration with various broadcasters and other service providers, the Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE) project aims to create a dedicated broadcast encoder usable on commodity hardware and eventually be comparable with the top-end of encoders. This includes advanced features such as low-latency encoding and 4:2:2 10-bit. This presentation will talk about the strengths and drawbacks of Open Source broadcast encoding as well as current deployments. It will also explain how broadcasters can get involved in a variety of different ways.


Kieran is the lead developer of the Open Broadcast Encoder project, a project to create a Open Broadcast broadcast television encoder. He has also worked on the x264 encoder and FFmpeg/libav.