The Open Video Forum brings European and African developers active or interested in the Mokolo project, a pan-African initiative driven by a vision of supporting the online distribution of African film / visual media, together with open video developers. Questions of streaming in low-bandwidth environments are as central as the role of semantic analysis. A schedule with working sessions / hackathons will be published late October.
The Open Video Forum will be followed by a mini-sprint for an Open Video Handbook, organized in cooperation with FLOSS Manuals. The Handbook will be available as an open educational resource (OER) and address the needs of African IT developers interested in the future of online video.
The organlsations convening this forum have an interested in all aspects of open video production and distribution. If you are an open video developer or generally interested this area, we are able to send you a more comprehensive Mokolo roadmap. However to give a greater focus to this event we are concentrate on the following areas.
More info from roadmap, past work, challenges, potential avenues to explore, expected work at forum, what participants might expect, Quote from Vincent below.
To maximize video UE in Africa (dedicated encoding profiles,, lack of statistics on real-life datarates & QoS
AVBO = crowdsource, open data set
Useful for African app developers and/or organisations wanting to better harness IP video in Africa
African internet = mobile web = a reality with low-cost ARMv7 smartphones & tablets + metropolitan wireless networks (WiFi, WiMax, 3G, 3,5G, 4G, LTE
More info from roadmap, past work, challenges, potential avenues to explore, expected work at forum, what participants might expect, Quote from Vincent below
Ease the process to find your films online
Importance of metadata => mpeg 7, semantic web (film ontology)
The Open Video Forum is taking plase in Berin 13-14 / 12 / 2012
Venue Details: Supermarkt Berlin
Register: You can register your interest in attending the event here - Sign up form
Support: While the funding for this project is limited, we want to make sure that the right people attend. Please register your interest and we can get contact you with more details of how we can support you to attend.
If you are unable to attend but want to take part in some of the converstations around these subjects then there are other ways to keep informed or to take an active role.
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Partners: ActivSpaces (Cameroon), FLOSS Manuals, Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Goethe-Institut Südafrika, Mokolo, Mokolo Labs, Sourcefabric, Streampark, Supermarkt, villaACT (Senegal), xm:lab.
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