I'm a master student of computer science in Germany and I recently had the idea to add some video cut capabilities to xbmc. The idea is to use ffmpeg as video decoding library and to provide a simple interface that allows the user to set cut marks and thereby remove advertisement or similar. Due to the use of ffmpeg I'm not sure whether it is possible to implement this feature as a plugin. The platform could also be an issue when using C/C++ as programming language. My target platform is Linux on an Intel x86 system but I would also try to support other systems like ARM and other operating systems like Windows.
My question now is whether or not this feature is of any interest for the community and a possible mentor in particular.
- Name: Stephan Platz
- forum/e-mail: paalsteek
- Summary: At least Linux is lacking a software that allows the user to cut video files in a simple but exact matter. This should be fixed in this project.
- How will I achieve this: The number of controls needed for cutting a video is rather small. One has to be able to skip throught the frames and select sections that should be removed/kept. Decoding and recoding the cut video can be achieved by using ffmpeg.
- What will the project focus on: The focus is a working extension of xbmc that allows the user to cut a video.
- Benefits: This project will benefit all users that use VDR or platforms like OnlineTVRecorder.com
- What does it touch in XBMC: This project will mainly extend xbmc and therefore not much change in the existing code base should be required.
- Possible mentors: