VideoLAN, a project and a non-profit organization.

VideoLAN Dev Days 2016

The Open Multimedia Conference that frees the cone in you!

3rd and 4th of September 2016

Berlin, Germany

About VideoLAN Dev Days 2016

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

For its eighth edition, people from the VideoLAN and open source multimedia communities will meet on the 3rd and 4th of September 2016, to gather, work, discuss and meet, in: Berlin, Germany!

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

This year VideoLAN Dev Days will be colocated within a larger conference called QtCon!
The conference will see Qt, FSFE, KDE and KDAB having talks in the same place.

QtCon Info v4


The venue is in the center of Berlin, near Alexanderplatz!
Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany.


VDD is part of QtCon. Please see the official program.

10:00 - 18:00

General conference

On Friday, KDE, Qt and FSFE start QtCon with their talks and conferences. You are welcome to attend their sessions through-out the day and the keynote on Friday morning.

13:00 - 18:30

Community Bonding Day

This year we'll do an Escape room competition!
The VideoLAN organization will pay for the entrance tickets.
To participate you'll need to be in downtown Berlin, on Friday at 13h00!
Please note, that VideoLAN will not pay for a hotel on Thursday night, except very special cases.


Evening reception

On Friday at 19h00, people are welcome to come and share a few good drinks, with all QtCon attendees. Location is the BCC. Registration for QtCon required.

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:00

VideoLAN general assembly and VideoLAN quarterly meeting

Room A06

This is for non-profit members only.

11:00 - 11:15

Welcome to the VideoLAN track!

Room B09

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

11:15 - 11:50

Update on VPX

Room B09

Alex Converse

11:50 - 12:15

A VC-2 encoder

Room B09

Rostislav Pehlivanov

12:15 - 12:30

Group photo

Room B02


12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

A VP9 encoder

Room B09

Ronald Bultje

14:00 - 14:45

VLC: State of the union

Room B09
  • Felix Paul Kühne
  • Jean-Baptiste Kempf
  • Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen
  • Thomas Guillem
15:00 - 15:25


Room B09

Timothy Terriberry

15:25 - 15:50

Update on x265

Room B09

Pradeep Ramachandran

15:50 - 16:00


Room B09

Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen

16:30 - 17:30

VLC technical discussion

Room A05
16:30 - 17:30

FFmpeg technical discussion

Room A06
16:30 - 17:30

LibAV technical discussion

Room B04
16:30 - 17:30

upipe technical discussion

Room B95
09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 17:00


Rooms A05 and A06 as well as B04 and B95 (1 to 2PM only)

The actual content of the unconference track is being decided on Saturday evening. For the live schedule, 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.


As VDD is part of QtCon this year, you need to register for QtCon.

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.


For active members of the open-source multimedia communities who registered until August 5, we will provide accommodation.

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 Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen. You can reach us at