Sa'habuntu Live CD
Context And Goals
This task aims at providing an up-to-date and complete live CD made for streaming. In G.I.S.S. 2.0, a first version has been made, and is usable for most streaming situations, see Sa'habuntu Live CD version 0.11, it must now be adapted and completed with ad-hoc tools and howtos.
The decision has been taken to base the new release on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, the CD will mainly be produced for i686 in 32-bits mode.
Testing of streaming tools
The team has tested the streaming tools on Ubuntu Hardy and the results are as follows :
A list of now available streaming tools is here : Streaming Tools
Some video editing tools have been tested also with success : Cinelerra, Kino, ...
Development of streaming tools
- We developped new modules for pd/pdp ( pdp_v4l2, pdp_ieee1394 ) to support more cameras drivers natively.
- The Pd patches have been improved to include mixing and recording fonctionalities.
- A development of an interface for GStreamer has been achieved, it comes in three python scripts, two for webcams ( v4l and v4l2 ) and one for digital cameras ( firewire ) :
webcamstream-v4l.py Media:webcamstream-v4l.pys: gstreamer script to stream from a v4l webcam
webcamstream-v4l2.py Media:webcamstream-v4l2.pys: gstreamer script to stream from a v4l2 webcam
dvstream.py Media:dvstream.pys : gstreamer script to stream from a digital camera ( firewire )
these scripts are also available as an ubuntu package named pygiss, see following section to see how to get it.
Setting up of a package repository
- Some packages of our tools have been installed in a debian repository for ubuntu / hardy ( 32 bits ) :
deb http://giss.tv/~chevil/ubuntu32 hardy giss
it also exists for 64 bits ( architecture amd64 ) :
deb http://giss.tv/~chevil/ubuntu64 hardy giss
it now contains the following packages :
theorastreamer : Theora Streaming Studio pd-giss : an extended package of Pure Data, based on pd 0.41 pygiss : gstreamer scripts for streaming
Once you will have installed these packages for your architecture, you will need to uncompress the Giss Icons on your Desktop.
Sa'habuntu 3.0 RC1 release
The Sa'habuntu 3.0 first release candidate has been released as of the 1st of September 2008, it looks like this :
You can download it here : download sa'habuntu 3.0 rc1
The md5sum is : 2c20667c8244fe0bafa50c0c25e09beb
Documentation and howtos has been added, you can also check the documentation on-line here : Sa'habuntu documentation
You can send comments and report bugs at gissnetwork at gmail dot com.
Sa'habuntu 3.0 RC2 update
After some tests led in India on various graphic cards ( mainly ATI ), some video card detection problems have been fixed and has lead to the publication of Sa'habuntu 3.0 RC2.
You can download it here : download sa'habuntu 3.0 rc2
The md5sum is : de338e5af7ddaeadf4c2478568061ea9
sahabuntu v 3.0 rc 3 bugfix ( 10/01/2009 )
Some problems in the installation process have been detected in recent workshop ( missing openGL extensions on some video cards, missing programs ), these have been fixed in the rc3 release : download sa'habuntu 3.0 rc3
The md5sum is : 5ae9cf5cb0c850770493483feff2db59
As usual, send comments and report bugs at gissnetwork at gmail dot com.