The infrastructure for audio and video on Linux leaves a lot to be desired. What does it take to make Linux a compelling architecture for AV programming?

Some of the items below are "must-haves", others are not. This is a brainstorm; priorities and deadlines should be made further down the road.

Forum: I suggest using the IRC channel #openvideo on Freenode

==Important infrastructure

==Nice-to-have infrastructure

Video standards (NTSC/PAL/PAL60/SECAM) mapped to locale. How? Just a long list with locales and the corresponding standard(s)?

You may suggest priorities and timelines