Currently I'm involved with Joomla! developments and I felt that Joomla! needs to enhance capabilities of handling media (images, videos and audio). So I would like to propose 2 ideas, which could incorporate with GSoC 2014. I believe after these ideas completed, CMS can take them and enhance managing media (eg: in Media Manager). Specially I want to highlight that, by handling media types like video, audio Joomla! will get an extra benefit compared to others.
1. Extending JImage with ImageMagick - was an idea in 2012 GSoC list, and I feel would be useful to enhance media manager (combining several common functions into one for a more convenient operation, adding more image manipulating techniques).
2. New libarary to handle video content. Currently there's no library to interact with video providing services like YouTube, Vimeo. So I think, if we can have this, it would enhance the media manager in handling videos as well, which would help to outshine Joomla! compared to others.
Further thinking, it would be pretty nice, if a student can implement a JMedia library, which can handle video, audio and images.
So, I would like to know your opinion on these ideas.