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GStreamer Conference 2016

10-11 October 2016 · Berlin, Germany

The 7th GStreamer Conference took place on Monday and Tuesday 10-11 October 2016 at the Betahaus in Berlin, Germany.

This was the same week as the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and the week after LinuxCon Europe, but not officially co-hosted with these conferences and at a different venue this time.

Talks have been recorded by Ubicast and are available at GStreamer Conference 2016 videos

Slides for some of the talks and the lightning talks can be found in the GStreamer Conference 2016 slides folder.


Click here for the conference schedule.


The GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers, community members, industry partners, and anyone else interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform multimedia.

Showcase or Lightning Talks

If you don't think you have enough material for a full talk, but perhaps just want to showcase something you're working on, or present a problem or challenge you are facing or have solved, and that you think might be interesting for others to hear about, why not submit a ca. 5-minute mini-talk for our lightning talk/showcase event?

Simply send a quick mail to above to reserve your slot (subject to availability).

There is no deadline for Lightning Talk submissions, slots will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Social Event

There will again be a social event for registered attendees on Monday 10 October 2016 in the evening from ca. 19.00 until late at ZaZa Bar and Lounge, Kastanienallee 12, 10435 Berlin (ZaZa Bar location map)(Google Maps)(OpenStreetMap).

Get there by public transport: The closest underground/metro stop is Eberswalder Strasse which is on the U2 line. From the venue (betahaus), take the U8 line northbound from Moritzplatz and change at Alexanderplatz to the U2 line northbound, and exit at Eberswalder Strasse from where it's just a few metres to walk to the ZaZa Bar. Should take no more than 20 minutes, and trains should run every 5 minutes or so. A single fare ticket (Einzelfahrschein) should be about 2.70 EUR. You need to validate your ticket before you start your journey by stamping it at the yellow or red boxes on the platforms (or platform entrances), in buses or trams.

Getting there by taxi takes ca. 15-30 minutes from the venue, depending on traffic.

Food and Drink will be provided, including vegetarian options.

Please don't forget to bring your badge.

Schedule and speakers list

Click here for the full schedule

We have an exciting range of topics and speakers lined up for you again this year:

Lightning Talks: (submitted so far)

  • Yet Another Update about Video4Linux2 in GStreamer
    Nicolas Dufresne, Collabora
  • FFV1 and Matroska as a new standard for video archiving
    Georg Lippitsch, ToolsOnAir
  • Writing Software Synthesizers for GStreamer
    Stefan Sauer, Google
  • Making GStreamer on Android Easier
    Arun Raghavan
  • IP Streaming Performance Issues with GStreamer on an Embedded Platform - and some Solutions
    David Plowman, BrightSign Digital
  • Measuring video-capture latency with the Raspberry Pi and satellites
    Will Manley,
  • Smooth playback of adaptive video streams on Raspberry Pi with gst-mmal
    John Sadler, YouView TV
  • GstValidate: A good friend for GStreamer debugging
    Thibault Saunier, Samsung OSG
  • GObject bindings for libva
    Scott D Phillips, Intel
  • How I ported Kurento Media Server to Windows
    Kyrylo Polezhaiev
  • Code review in Chromium project + quick update on the Media Process based GStreamer backend
    Julien Isorce, Samsung
  • GstSeamCrop: A seam crop real-time video retargeting
    Francisco Javier Velazquez
  • PyGObject & GIL - the death by thousand cuts
    Mikhail Fludkov, Pexip
  • ...
  • Submit your lightning talk now!

The full conference schedule is now available. We hope you will be as excited about this years schedule as we are. In addition to of course many in-depth GStreamer talks we also have presentations on some of the most important core Linux multimedia technologies like OpenGL as well as the new kid on the block, Vulkan.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in open source cross-platform multimedia is encouraged to join us at the GStreamer Conference 2016. Whether you are a hobbyist or a student interested in the field of multimedia, or working for a company using or looking to use GStreamer in their products, this is the perfect event for you to network at and to learn more about the latest technological breakthroughs in and around GStreamer. The talks will target both developers and managers.


Registration is now open and will stay open until the conference.

Sign up for the GStreamer Conference here

There are separate registration options for both professionals and for students and hobbyists:

Professional 250 EUR (ca. 280 USD) incl. lunch (early bird, until 15 Sept)
Professional 340 EUR (ca. 380 USD) incl. lunch (regular)
Student/hobbyist 100 EUR (ca. 110 USD) incl. lunch

The registration fee includes lunch at the venue on both conference days as well as access to the social event on Monday evening.

For those uncertain about whether to register as a professional or hobbyist, the general rule is that if your company pays for you or sponsors you, you are a professional, and if you personally pay you are a student or hobbyist. If in doubt drop us a mail or just register as hobbyist. The important thing is that you'll make it to the conference!

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed and talk proposals can no longer be submitted. Anyone who has submitted a talk proposal should have received an e-mail letting them know whether their proposal has been accepted.

Lightning talks may still be proposed.

Concurrent conferences

There are a few other events taking place alongside or just before the GStreamer Conference on October 10-11 this year, so if you are making your way to Berlin you might want to consider combining the GStreamer Conference with some of the other events.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) October 11-13, 2016
Open IoT Summit October 11-13, 2016
LinuxCon Europe October 4-6, 2016

GStreamer hackfest

There are plans to have a hackfest the weekend before the conference in Berlin, i..e on the 8th and 9th of October. Venue is yet to be confirmed. Please add yourself to the wiki page if you plan on attending the hackfest, so we have an idea of the number of people to expect. Also see the announcement mail here. Mail Sebastian or pop onto the #gstreamer IRC channel if you don't have editing permissions for the wiki.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The GStreamer Conference 2016 is only possible thanks to the financial support from our sponsors. For this year's sponsorship opportunities please refer to the sponsor brief (PDF) or get in touch with Tim-Philipp Müller.


This year's conference will take place in Berlin, the capital of Germany and its biggest city.

Getting there

Berlin has two airports: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) which both provide regional and international connections.


The conference will take place at the
Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20
10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

The venue is in the city centre just around the corner of the Moritzplatz underground station (line U8), about 9 mins walk from the Kottbusser Tor underground station (lines U1 + U8).

For those also planning to attend the Embedded Linux Conference Europe or Open IoT Summit, bus line M29 connects the betahaus (stop Moritzplatz) to the Maritim Hotel (stop Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand), ca. 20 minutes door to door.


The following is just a small selection of hotels which may or may not be suitable. Berlin is a major city and tourist destination and as such has many hotels and hostels in all price categories. The below is merely a small selection, you can find more using the usual booking engines such as, or As always, it is advisable to book your accommodation earlier rather than later.

Many hotels in the city centre (Mitte) will be within walking distance (up to 30mins) of the conference venue, or just a short taxi ride away. There is also a public transport in form of busses, trams, S-Bahn (overground metro) and U-Bahn (underground metro). Our venue, the Betahaus, is right next to the U Moritzplatz underground stop which is on the U8 Line and M29 bus route.

The following hotels are located within half an hour of the betahaus and had at least a couple of rooms left at the time of writing, but there are many other hotels in the city which may be even better located or provide better value:

There are also many hotels in the (very central) Alexanderplatz area which are just a short U-Bahn (underground metro) ride away from the venue (it's 7 mins from U Alexanderplatz to U Moritzplatz), e.g.:

Those also attending the Embedded Linux Conference at the Maritim Hotel Berlin may wish to stay there and take the M29 bus from Gedänkstätte deutscher Widerstand to Moritzplatz (17 mins, every 10 mins), which is just a few steps aways from the betahaus (GStreamer Conference venue).

If you find any other places that might be worth mentioning here, please send us a mail.


If you have any questions about the GStreamer Conference or are considering becoming a sponsor, please contact Tim-Philipp Müller.

Conference News and Updates

2016-October-06: the full conference schedule is now available as well

2016-October-05: Talk abstracts and speaker bios published

2016-October-04: The social event on Monday 10 October in the evening is now confirmed to be at ZaZa Bar and Lounge from 19.00-late. Food and drink will be provided, including vegetarian options. Make sure to bring your badge.

2016-September-21: A big welcome back to Fluendo who are sponsoring at Gold level this year.

2016-September-18: We're delighted to welcome back Igalia as a Silver sponsor this year.

2016-September-05: The GStreamer project is pleased to see Pexip return as Silver sponsor this year.

2016-September-05: We're excited to have Facebook sponsor the conference for the first time this year, at Gold level.

2016-September-05: The GStreamer project is thrilled to welcome back Collabora as a Platinum sponsor this year!

2016-September-05: We're happy to have Kinvolk on board this year as local partner handling the ticketing.

2016-September-05: UbiCast is welcomed back as special media partner who will again record talks and lightning talks

2016-August-30: Registration is now open

2016-August-28: List of talks and speakers available

2016-August-28: Added list of hotels

2016-August-28: Sponsorship brief available

2016-August-26: Speakers have been notified about their talk proposal

2016-June-16: Talk submission deadline is Sunday 7 August 2016

2016-June-16: Call for Papers

2016-May-26: Date and venue confirmed, talks may be submitted.

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