Experiments with SkyQ

In partnership with Flavourworks and Sky, I worked on a number of R&D projects with a view to get FW’s Erica game playable on Sky’s Q set top box. This had a number of challenges, as Erica requires seamless transitions between video sequences and playback of multiple transparent videos.

I really enjoy trying to get hardware to do something it’s not meant to do, and learned all about various alternative JavaScript video playback engines, video caching, WebRTC, and more about the complexities of video codec encoding parameters than I really needed to know 🙂