Why Octopus?

Last week we blogged about something called Octopus that we’ve been working on. Octopus is a new server-based technology that takes media from any source (webcams, files, Youtube, etc.), mixes them all together in real time to make one or more new streams.  Which we think is cool.

Today someone asked me why we call it Octopus?  Well, because when we first drew the concept on a whiteboard, it kind of looked like an Octopus:

Octopus Architecture

See what I mean?  Anyway, we’re going to start doing some limited alpha-type testing with Octopus next week.   Stay tuned…

– Art


2 Responses to Why Octopus?

  1. Tijmen says:

    Where can i contact somebody from Xuggle. I sent an email to info@xuggle.com but i got a fialure message. Thanks!

  2. Paul Wood says:

    Do you guys know if there is anyway Octopus could pull from Skype?

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