[AG-TECH] VP 0.8 released

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Fri Oct 8 04:30:43 CDT 2004

If anybody is interested, I've placed VP 0.8 RPMs for Fedora Core 2 at:


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Markus Buchhorn" <Markus.Buchhorn at anu.edu.au>
To: <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:41 AM
Subject: [AG-TECH] VP 0.8 released

> Hi all
> We're happy to announce the latest release of VP, 0.8, a major update. 
> This is also the first official release that includes a package for the 
> Mac as well Linux and Windows, and we will continue to offer this down the 
> track.
> For the new people, VP is a replacement for vic on the display machine. It 
> automates a lot of the display management, and simplifies the layout of 
> multiple streams from multiple sites. In theory, once configured for your 
> node, you can jump between venues, change the number of participants, etc. 
> and the node operator doesn't have to do anything with the display layout, 
> VP does it all for you.
> 0.8 is a major update of the user interface, and the code underneath. 
> There are several new features (keyboard shortcuts, more tunable 
> configuration parameters, colours :-), more and better layouts and more) 
> as well as making it dramatically easier to add new codes for new styles 
> of displays and layouts. You can write your own (small) python script to 
> create a new kind of site-tile layout, or entire display layout.
> There's also a VPVideoConsumerService (thank to Tom Uram).
> VP also supports DV out of the box, which we've tested with DVTS. We'd 
> appreciate more people looking at this and giving us feedback (or code 
> :-) ). Performance under Win32 isn't ideal yet, but improving. We're 
> working towards having a wide range of codecs supported within VP, to 
> provide a single UI regardless of content generators (vic, DVTS, 
> UltraGrid, vbrick, ncast, ...).
> Lots more features are coming, see the webpage. Requests and suggestions 
> are always welcome (some have made their way into VP).
> Comments to vp at if.anu.edu.au please (I'm away from email for a week as of 
> today).
> http://if.anu.edu.au/SW/VP.html
> Cheers,
> Markus
> Markus Buchhorn, ANU Internet Futures             |Ph: +61 2 61258810
> Markus.Buchhorn at anu.edu.au                        |Fx: +61 2 61259805
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