Exymen aims towards being a universal cross platform multimedia editor
Version: 0.98Exymen aims towards being a universal cross platform multimedia editor. The aim is to have one application capable of editing all kinds of media content, including sound, video, slide presentations and white board content.
Operating System: Mac OS X
The vision shall become true by many developers using Exymen as a rapid prototyping tool for new media formats and codecs on the one side, and by many users using Exymen as a free tool for editing media content on the other side. Exymen's source code is therefore released under the terms and conditions of the GNU Library General Public License.
Exymen bases on a diploma thesis of computer science (German equivalent of a Master of Science thesis). The goal was to create a Java based editing tool for web-streaming lectures produced with the E-Chalk System. The original task was to design a uniform GUI for the editor and to define data structures capable of handling all different content types in E-Chalk lectures, which include sound, video, board content and slide show events.
The author then generalized the problem by providing abstract data structures that allow handling all kind of time based media. Exymen has an open API, enabling developers to write plugins that fill the abstract data structures with different types of formatted content. Exymen has a powerful and dynamic plugin managing mechanism based on the OSGi standard.