Enabling Universal Media  for Linux Desktops   Scott Nelson, Dir. Helix Bus Dev Donya Shirzad, Program Mgr., Linux and Mac...
Agenda <ul><li>Past challenges with Linux Desktop Media </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><...
Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No high volume distribution vehicle of open sou...
Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Leadership  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike the OS, Graphical User Interface, Prod...
Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Foundational Platforms  were fragmented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple desktop ...
Present – Where are things today <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul...
Present – We have made progress <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High volume and legal distribution vehicle for ope...
Realworld Example <ul><li>RealPlayer for Linux demonstration </li></ul>
Why does Real care about Linux? Real has 2.2+ million current subscribers for music, games and video  Consumer Services PC...
High Volume & Legal Distribution Home Audio Devices Portable Music Players Mobile Phones Rhapsody.com Rhapsody  Jukebox So...
Rhapsody 25 Free, Legal Music Network  For Everyone Rhapsody Unlimited #1 Rated Digital Music Service Ad-Supported  Free S...
Realworld Example - Licensing <ul><li>Rhapsody.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Volume Legal Distribution of Music and Radio...
Present <ul><li>Leadership  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers from Real, Novell, Red Hat, Xandros, Linspire, Sun & many oth...
What is Helix <ul><li>Helix Developer Community  www.helixcommunity.org </li></ul><ul><li>100K+ Registered </li></ul><ul><...
Present - Technology <ul><li>Universal Media Framework - Any Format, Any Codec, Any Device, Any OS, Any network, Any licen...
Helix Applications and Services Helix DNA Client SuperPass Starz! Ticket  on Real Movies Cingular Video Rhapsody Real Musi...
Realworld Example - Technology <ul><li>Linux Music Player – Novell Banshe e </li></ul>
Present <ul><li>Foundational  Platforms Emerge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop interface - OSDL Portland project </li></ul><...
Future <ul><li>Helix format support expands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H.264 </li></ul>...
Realworld Example - Future <ul><li>Rhapsody Web Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhapsody Links in Web pages </li></ul></ul>...
Summary <ul><li>Past & Present Challenges for Media Enablement on Linux desktops </li></ul><ul><li>Helix and Rhapsody- Med...
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  • Universal Media Desktop Linux

    1. 1. Enabling Universal Media for Linux Desktops Scott Nelson, Dir. Helix Bus Dev Donya Shirzad, Program Mgr., Linux and Mac Players
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Past challenges with Linux Desktop Media </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
    3. 3. Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Foundational Platforms </li></ul>
    4. 4. Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No high volume distribution vehicle of open source media formats such as Ogg Vorbis and Theora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No legal, high volume distribution vehicle of patent encumbered and royalty bearing formats such as MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Microsoft and RealAudio/RealVideo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No legal distribution vehicle that protects the rights of some premium content </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike the OS, Graphical User Interface, Productivity tools and Browser, no strong industry or corporate leadership or investment in free media players </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No common media framework for development of both free and paid applications and services </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Past Challenges for Linux Desktops <ul><li>Foundational Platforms were fragmented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple desktop environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple user interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple media frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple media formats </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Present – Where are things today <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fragmented Foundational Platforms </li></ul>
    8. 8. Present – We have made progress <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High volume and legal distribution vehicle for open source and proprietary formats and rights protected content exists today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free music and video - RealPlayer for Linux </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High volume, legal music service – Rhapsody.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free music – Novell Banshee </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Realworld Example <ul><li>RealPlayer for Linux demonstration </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why does Real care about Linux? Real has 2.2+ million current subscribers for music, games and video Consumer Services PC Mobile TV 86% annual revenue Best-in-class technology powering our consumer services and other customers’ businesses. Business Products & Services Servers Formats DRM Applications 14% annual revenue
    11. 11. High Volume & Legal Distribution Home Audio Devices Portable Music Players Mobile Phones Rhapsody.com Rhapsody Jukebox Software Jukebox in the Sky
    12. 12. Rhapsody 25 Free, Legal Music Network For Everyone Rhapsody Unlimited #1 Rated Digital Music Service Ad-Supported Free Service Premium Subscription Services
    13. 13. Realworld Example - Licensing <ul><li>Rhapsody.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Volume Legal Distribution of Music and Radio on Linux Desktops </li></ul></ul>Free Unlimited Radio Free 25 Streams/ month
    14. 14. Present <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers from Real, Novell, Red Hat, Xandros, Linspire, Sun & many others are working together to build media applications today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helix universal digital media framework </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. What is Helix <ul><li>Helix Developer Community www.helixcommunity.org </li></ul><ul><li>100K+ Registered </li></ul><ul><li>Source Code free for R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Friction free access to all open source code </li></ul>
    16. 16. Present - Technology <ul><li>Universal Media Framework - Any Format, Any Codec, Any Device, Any OS, Any network, Any license </li></ul><ul><li>GPL, RPSL & Commercial Source Licensed </li></ul><ul><li>Underlying Platform for PC Media Applications and 60M mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed with most Linux Desktops in Helix & RealPlayer </li></ul>Helix DNA Client
    17. 17. Helix Applications and Services Helix DNA Client SuperPass Starz! Ticket on Real Movies Cingular Video Rhapsody Real Music Comcast Radio Helix Player for Linux RealPlayer for Linux amaroK Novell Banshee
    18. 18. Realworld Example - Technology <ul><li>Linux Music Player – Novell Banshe e </li></ul>
    19. 19. Present <ul><li>Foundational Platforms Emerge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop interface - OSDL Portland project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application interface - FSG Linux Standard Base (LSB 3.1)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GUI - TrollTech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browser – Firefox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media – Helix is in the fabric of Linux, content services & mobile handsets </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Future <ul><li>Helix format support expands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H.264 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Java </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connected device support expands </li></ul><ul><li>Rhapsody Web Services - Music becomes the connective tissue for enhanced web community experiences </li></ul>
    21. 21. Realworld Example - Future <ul><li>Rhapsody Web Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhapsody Links in Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhapsody Link Generator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening History Feeds </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Summary <ul><li>Past & Present Challenges for Media Enablement on Linux desktops </li></ul><ul><li>Helix and Rhapsody- Media Platform for Applications and Services on Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Future of media on Linux is in development now </li></ul><ul><li>Come Join us at: www.helixcommunity.org </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you & QA if time </li></ul><ul><li>Now hiring Helix developers …. </li></ul>

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