Edgeware (http://www.edgeware.tv/) was demo'ing their WebTV with VLC media player as one of the playback applications
Pixelmetrix corperation (http://www.pixelmetrix.com/) is demo'ing their IP recording and playout solution for Digital Terrestial and Satellite.
Barco (http://www.barco.com/) is showing how you can have any application display on its monitoring solution. Screen on the far right is detailed on the next image.
This is the monitor on the far right of the previous picture. Note VLC media player and the Free movie Big Buck Bunny (http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/). It was used A LOT on this IBC, as was its predecessor Elephants Dream (http://www.elephantsdream.org/). It's interesting how quick the industry has jumped on this IP-free material, yet not giving it much public credit or support.
Anystream (http://www.anystream.com/) uses VLC for playback of their H264 IPTV streams.
One of the Anystream (http://www.anystream.com/) monitors with VLC media player.
Cisco (http://www.cisco.com) is also known to have used VLC media player internally for many years now.
There we have it, VLC used to playback one of their streams from a "Ultra High-Speed Data transmission" modems. Whatever that might be :D The meter is a bandwith meter of the modem.
A bit clearer shot of the setup that Cisco was showing though it is harder to make recognize VLC here.
I'm not sure anymore what company this was...
The shot is not sharp, but this is VLC playing back one of the IPTV streams of WYplay (http://www.wyplay.com/).
Some just use us for playback of their commercials. This is Agama Technologies (http://www.agama.tv)
Volicon Inc. (http://volicon.com) also seem to require another player to play a commercial of their own player.
You see? A movie of their web player in our allround player.
What about Fraunhofer (http://www.fraunhofer.de)? Didn't we catch them 2 years ago trying to use VLC with their own closed-source dll's ???
This time they seem to be using VLC to demo their decryptor cards. Ehm... wait, where is this video coming from. How do you think they are doing that? I just hope they are rebroadcasting the decrypted signal, otherwise they cannot use this outside the company. This echos what I heard a lot. "We use VLC all the time for our internal development and testing. Then when we have a working product, we ship something else to the customer."
Xilinx (http://www.xilinxs.com) does chip-based error detection and correction in IPTV UDP and RTP streams. They used VLC to show "Before" and "After" shots.
The left video windows show corrupted streams, and the right windows show the stream after it has been corrected by the Xilinx tools. They as well seem to use VLC "a lot" internally from what I gathered by talking to them.
Now what do we have here on the HP (http://www.hp.com) stand ? You cannot make it out 100% in this unsharp shot, but that video at the right has 2 clearly visible VLC marquee filters applied. This is HP's monitoring software and it uses VLC media player and Window Media Player on the monitoring wall. If you are wondering how the meters are created, they have a dll that outputs it to the "master" application. Their engineer is on our vlc-devel list (dormant). He was very interested and said that he had also been playing with the mosaic. He would love to see better monitoring support (level, services detection). Most of all he was interested in SNMP traps for all kinds of information.
This is the storage and encoding side of their solution. You can see the original movie, and a transcoded movie with the marquees added to it.
This very unsharp shot is from ITALTELEC (http://www.italtelec.com/) who are demo'ing their Broadcast Field Analyzer for DVB T/H Monitoring. The stream being analyzed is shown with VLC media player.
The ITALTELEC booth
This is a demo of the MPEG-TS Dirac encoded sample of Big Buck Bunny at the EBU/BBC/Dirac stand. Hats-off to David Flynn and his fellow BBC engineers.
This is the stand of Promax (http://www.promax.es/)
And again VLC media player is used in showing a multicast UDP stream on this PROMAX stand.
No VLC here, but it shows you the average booth. Lots of screens...
Lots of buttons....
More screens ....
And more buttons....
P.S. This was my favourite audio mixing table of the exhibit.
An impression of outside then. None of those boring trucks at the front. Lets go to the IBC 2008 Beach !!! (yes, they have a beach club in the middle of the RAI grounds.)
Overlooking a nice body of water.
With lots of attendees enjoying the sun, food and a beer.
and some attendees just enjoying some sleep.
We all know us nerds don't get enough sun, we have to grab what we can.
oh look, boats are even passing by.
This was one of the three restaurants at the "beach". There were also 3 separate bars.
Impression of the floor of hallway 7 on Sunday. A busy busy day.
One of 4 front hallways of the RAI convention center. People are starting to pack up, many people are leaving on Sunday.
And so was I. Lets see if we can still find some good shots by walking around Amsterdam a bit. This is at the Amstel.
One of the many houseboats on the sides of the Amstel and the many canals.
Even more typical. Construction, housing, bikes, canals, and subversive green.
Some local residents enjoying the canals with their small boat and a glass of wine.
A Bateau Mouche powered by steam and one one of the more modern boats pass eachother from Amstel to canal.
Sailing towards the sun. Well not really sailing of course.
Typical Amsterdam chaos. This is at the Nieuwmarkt.
Detail of the previous picture. To the right is "de Waag". It was built in 1488 and was originally one of the main city gates. Later it became a place where goods were weighed before they were sold on the market.