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One of the nice things about the elphel is that a whole lot is included; multiple http servers, a few different ajax interfaces, /dev interfaces, php etc.

This can also be a curse as there are many ways to do the same thing. (See any perl vs python war :) )

It would be nice to have a simple straight c higher level api, maybe somewhat equivalent to the php api that could be used as a basis for custom firmware. Possibly with a very simple UDP packet streamer. The idea would be to enable easy custom software if the use of standard softwares (vlc, live555, mplayer etc.) is not desired.

--aegdss 17:15:39, 2008-09-05 (CDT)

I agree on the above completely and I discussed something like a libelphel as base for operation.

--Skinkie 17:26, 5 September 2008 (CDT)