Jan Schmidt

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Co-Founder of Centricular Ltd - http://www.centricular.com/ providing Free Software multimedia software consulting and GStreamer expertise

Jan studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle Australia and has nearly 30 years experience in software development. He specialises in embedded and distributed software system design and implementation.

He is a GStreamer maintainer and primary author of DVD playback support, but has touched most areas of GStreamer at some point. In the past he worked for companies including Canon, Fluendo, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Among other things, he has done research for new laser printer engines, implemented multimedia redirection for thin clients, written video and audio encoders and decoders and been a web developer.

He lives near Albury, Australia along with a menagerie and in his spare time builds 3D printers, robots and home automation systems