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)