OPEN-SOURCE VIDEO PLAYERS FOR COACHES AND SPORT SCIENTISTS
Keywords: augmented coaching technology, usability, HCI, external playlists
AbstractThe aim of this study was to introduce free open-source software (OSS) and identify the tasks associated with video-supported coaching, rehabilitation and scholarly activities. The usability and functional requirements of the candidate OSS have been established by user participation in field studies and by the consensus of literature, on- and off-line discussion groups, and collaboration with coaches and the scientific community over the past decade. The critical analysis focused on functionality, ‘use cases’, ‘user goals’, environmental constraints, and covered relative performance testing using various collected media formats. Instructional guidelines and insights for the target audience were aligned with the use of OSS SMPlayer and VLC media player. Future developments are aimed at external playlist customisation, tablet and distributed video delivery.
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