Media Player Activity

Media Player Activity

With collaboration and interaction being a huge focus of the OLPC project, and the laptops being able to record video with their built in webcams, there should be a media player available on all of the machines.

In partnership with Real, the Open Source Lab has taken on the project to fill this gap. The software to take care of this void is the media player activity for Sugar, the user environment for the OLPC project. The activity is a full fledged media player, tailored specifically to fit within the human interface guidelines that the Sugar team has provided, created ontop of the newly created python bindings for the helix dna client. With the goal of providing the best media experience possible while maintaining a level of simplicity that children all around the world will be able to handle, the media player activity aptly meets the requirements.

Some of the features of the activity include:

  • Support for many audio and video formats
  • Streaming and local playback
  • Fullscreen playback
  • Velocity Controls