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Welcome to the 2011 season!

teleXLR8 2011

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Welcome to the 2011 season! This video shows a teleXLR8 presentation with an embedded video showing some teleXLR8 2010 highlights. This was the second test of the new open source video codecs in OpenQwaq. We tested webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording on OSX (Snow Leopard).

The 2011 season will be opened with a talk by Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse! on Sunday August 21 2011 at 10am PST. Attendance is free but invitation-only, please contact us if you wish to attend. Please see our Help page with a simple video tutorial for first time users.

See also, on KurzweilAI: teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’ and Suzanne’s announcement on the D-Wave blog: TeleXLR8 presentation this weekend: ‘Hack the Multiverse: The Talk.

First test of OpenQwaq with open source video codecs

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

We are almost ready to restart the teleXLR8 program with the open source OpenQwaq software. In the pictures I am testing the new open source video codecs with Randal A. Koene, one of the main speakers and organizers of the previous phase. Webcam video works great. For end-to-end testing we have recorded the session and played it back (last picture). We will postpone Suzanne’s opening talk by one or two weeks to make sure everything works well.

Open Qwaq with open source video codecs

The initial release of OpenQwaq was functionally equivalent to Teleplace with the exception of the video subsystem used for webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording, because the proprietary video codecs used in Teleplace could not be included as open source. The OpenQwaq development team and 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc) have now integrated the open source video and audio codecs used in the VLC media player, which will be included in a forthcoming release.


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The teleXLR8 online talk program based on OpenQwaq has been covered by Hypergrid Business “as an online open TED, using modern telepresence technology for ideas worth spreading, and as a next generation, fully interactive TV network with a participative audience.

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