MJPEG Decoder

Posted February 10, 2011 4:12 AM Categories: .NET | Coding4Fun | Hardware | MIX10 | Silverlight | Windows Phone | WPF | XNA

209653324My latest article and library is now live on the brand new Coding4Fun site, now on Channel 9, and over at CodePlex.  This project allows you to very easily decode a MJPEG (Motion JPEG) stream from a network camera (or any other source) into a consumable type for WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, XNA and Windows Phone 7 (both Silverlight and XNA).

The MJPEG Decoder library started life as a project for the t-shirt cannon built for the MIX10 keynote.  The original plan was to have an IP camera attached to the robot for a real-time video stream from the bot's perspective, but the feature wound up being cut for time, and due to some issues rendering the video on the very early Windows Phone 7 tools.  The library has been sitting around a while, has gone through several rewrites and now supports almost every platform I can think of.  With the new Coding4Fun up and running, it was time to polish it off and get it posted.

Take a look at the article, download the binaries and source, and let me know how it works!

The Coding4Fun Show – Ep 5 with Josh Blake

Posted June 3, 2010 10:48 PM Categories: .NET | Channel 9 | Coding4Fun | Coding4Fun Show | MIX10 | Multitouch | NUI | WPF

The fifth episode of my Coding4Fun Show, is now up on Channel 9.  In this episode of the Coding4Fun Show, I chat with Josh Blake about Natural User Interfaces and Multitouch programming with .NET.  Josh has written a multitouch PowerPoint replacement called NaturalShow, which was demonstrated during his NUI session at MIX10. Watch and learn a bit about how this application was created as well as how you can write multitouch applications with WPF.  And for even more multitouch programming goodness and more on NaturalShow, Josh is currently working on a book titled Multitouch on Windows, which can be purchased and read while he's writing it!

    You should see the video below if you have Silverlight installed, otherwise head over to the episode on Channel 9 to watch and download in a variety of formats for offline viewing.


    The Coding4Fun Show: Natural User Interfaces with Josh Blake

    A big thanks to Josh for the interview!

    Ask the Experts at MIX10

    Posted March 10, 2010 1:15 PM Categories: .NET | Events | MIX10 | C#

    Mix10_SeeYou_blk_240 As I posted earlier, I’ll be attending MIX10 this year, and I will be taking part in the Ask the Experts panel on Monday evening at 5pm.  I will be at the C# table since I’m a C# MVP, so stop by and start a discussion!  Experts in a variety of subjects will be on hand so even if C# isn’t your thing, surely one of the many other topics will be.  And even if you’re an antisocial shut-in like I am, beer will be served and there will be 2 Zune HDs given away to attendees of the event.  So really, there’s something for everyone.  Hope to see you there!

    MindBlaster Article Posted

    Posted March 8, 2010 10:05 AM Categories: .NET | Coding4Fun | Wiimote | XNA | Hardware | PDC2009 | MIX10

    mindblaster My latest Coding4Fun article on the creation of my game MindBlaster is now available!  This is a game I wrote using XNA Game Studio 3.1 that combines a Nintendo Wiimote and a Neurosky MindSet headset to create a game you play entirely with your head.  If you were at PDC09 and stopped by the Coding4Fun area you may have seen it, or, if you’ll be at MIX10, please stop by the Coding4Fun area and see this and 3 or 4 more even better projects by Coding4Fun authors.

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    MIX10, Coding4Fun Show, and You!

    Posted March 7, 2010 7:56 PM Categories: .NET | Coding4Fun | Coding4Fun Show | Channel 9 | MIX10

    c9logo I will be at MIX10 showing off MindBlaster once again.  More on that shortly…

    But, more importantly, are you going to MIX10?  Do you have a fun or interesting project you’d like to talk about?  Let me know!  I’m looking for people to interview for the Coding4Fun Show.  I’m always interested in talking to people who want to chat about what they’re working on, even if it’s just a hobby or something that’s incomplete.  That’s what Coding4Fun is all about!  So please, if you’ll be at the MIX, have a few minutes to chat, and want to be the envy of your friends, contact me!

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