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VideoLAN Dev Days 2015
The Open Multimedia Conference that frees the cone in you!

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

For its seventh edition, people from the VideoLAN and open source multimedia communities will meet on the

19th and 20th of September 2015,

to gather, work, discuss and meet, in:

Paris, France.

This event is focused on technical discussions and decisions about multimedia.

Like in previous years, an important number of developers from x264, FFmpeg, Libav and KDE will join us as well as major industry partners! Developers, designers and anonymous people around VLC, all of its ports to desktop, web browser environments and mobile operating systems, DVBlast or other multimedia projects will be there too.


The venue is in Paris, 9th district, near St Lazare.
Criteo, 32 rue Blanche, 75009 Paris.


Download a printable copy here

Friday 18th September, Community Bonding Day

This year we'll do a community bonding day at Disneyland Paris!
The VideoLAN organization will pay for the amusement park tickets.
To participate you'll need to be in Paris Friday at 9h00!
Please plan an extra night if you can't make it.

Friday 18th September, Café Event

On Friday 18th September 2015 at 20h30, people are welcome to come and share a few good drinks. The location will be announced shortly.


08:45 - 09:30 Registration and Breakfast
09:30 - 09:45 Opening remarks by Jean-Baptiste Kempf (VideoLAN)
09:45 - 10:20 Daala by Timothy Terriberry (Mozilla)
10:20 - 10:55 A new AAC free and open-source encoder by Rostislav Pehlivanov (FFmpeg)
11:05 - 11:40 New video compression techniques under consideration for VP10 by Alex Converse (Google)
11:40 - 12:10 An update to x265 by Deepthi Nandakumar (MCW)
12:10 - 12:40 VLC 3.0 by Jean-Baptiste Kempf (VideoLAN)
12:40 - 12:45 Spice by Lord Julien Navas (Vodkaster)
14:00 - 14:40 The Thor Codec by Thomas Davies (Cisco)
14:40 - 15:00 How to optimize press coverage for FLOSS projects by Sebastian Grüner (
15:00 - 15:20 A faster VP9 decoder by Ronald Bultje
15:30 - 18:00 Unconference


09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 18:00 Unconference

The conference schedule is subject to changes. For live updates, check the designated page on the wiki.

Who can come?

Anyone who cares about open source multimedia technologies and development. Remember that it targets a technical crowd!

If you are representing a company caring about open-source multimedia software, we would be very interested if you could co-sponsor the event.

Cost and sponsorship

The cost for attendance is free.

Like previous years, active developers can get a full sponsorship covering travel costs. We will also provide accomodation.


Please fill out the registration form.


For active members of the open-source communities who registered until August 18, we provide accommodation at the Timhotel Berthier Paris 17 near Porte de Clichy.
4, boulevard Berthier, 75017 Paris.

Code of Conduct

This community activity is running under the VideoLAN Code of Conduct. We expect all attendees to respect our Shared Values.


The VideoLAN Dev Days are organized by the board members of the VideoLAN non-profit organization, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, Felix Paul Kühne and Ludovic Fauvet. You can reach us at