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VideoLAN Dev Days 2011
The Open Multimedia Conference that frees the cone in you!

What are the VideoLAN Dev Days?

The VideoLAN non-profit organisation is happy to invite you to the multimedia open-source event of the end of summer:

VideoLAN Dev Days '11

For its third edition, people from the VideoLAN community will meet in Paris to gather, work, discuss and meet, on the 3rd and 4th of September 2011.

For the first time, though, an important number of developers from x264, FFmpeg and Libav, will join us!
Developers, designers and anonymous people around VLC, DVBlast, VLMa, skin-designer or other multimedia projects will be there too.

Who can come?

Anyone that cares about open source multimedia.
If you are not a technical person, but an enthusiast, we recommend you to come to the less technical events, like in the evenings.


Technical events will be held at Institut Telecom (map).

Be careful to enter by the 49, rue Vergniaud entrance.


Friday night Beers

On Friday 2nd September 2011 at 20h30, people are welcome to come and share a few good drinks.


Map for the bar

Saturday morning talks

Opened for all the libre community, activists and technology-oriented people that are interested, there will be technical talks and presentations about multimedia.

Welcoming remarks
Saturday 10.30 - 10.40

A few welcoming remarks, made by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, and some material informations, in order to be able to have the best week-end possible.

What's new in VLC 1.2.0?
Saturday 10.45 - 11.05

This talk, made by Jean-Baptiste Kempf will show up what the VLC 1.2.0 release will be made of, and what feature will be in it.

About x264
Saturday 11.05 - 11.25

This talk, made by Jason Garrett-Glaser will speak about the x264 encoder and community.
Details about this talk will follow.

An overview of DVBlast, BitStream and Multicat
Saturday 11.25 - 11.45

This talk, made by Christophe Massiot will speak about the DVBlast and Multicat programs.
Concepts, use cases and examples of use of those programs will be shown; but also some presentations of the 2.0 release.

Introduction to libavfilter
Saturday 11.45 - 12.05

This talk, made by Stefano Sabatini will speak about the newly introduced libavfilter.
Details about this talk will follow.

More talks might be added, later on.


Lunch will be held in Institut Telecom, near the Entrance.

Saturday afternoon community discussions

VLC development technical points
Saturday 14.00 - 17.00

The usual discussion, workgroups and votes about technical issues in VLC.

libav* development technical points
Saturday 14.00 - 17.00

Developer discussion and workgroup on improving libav*.

OpenSource multimedia/Unconference
Saturday 17.00 - 19.00

Discussion about OpenSource and Multimedia... Undefined yet.


Dinner will be held at a restaurant nearby.
Details will be given to registered attendees.

Sunday: Un-Conference

Sunday 10.00 - 18.00

Schedule will depend on the will of participants.

Association VideoLAN
Sunday 9:30 - 11:00

Un point sur la situation. Assemblée générale ordinaire, extra-ordinaire et réunion ordinaire.


Except for the Friday Beer Event, Registration is mandatory.

Registration are now closed.


If you got an hotel reserved by the team, it will be Hotel ibis Paris Avenue d'Italie 13ème

Venue at Institut Telecom

Be careful to enter by the 49, rue Vergniaud entrance, as shown on the photo.

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Past editions