tjansen at gmx.net
Tue Oct 22 16:22:43 BST 2002
On Tuesday 22 October 2002 15:57, Peter.Q at gmx.net wrote:
> I am trying to play a little with video in KDE.
If you just want to play a video, use the arts video widget. It will be
included in KDE 3.1, and the GST bindings won't.
> while ago (January/April?). As for today, I find bindings for GStreamer
> (well documented) which seem to work for a rudimentary set of features, but
> seme to have no real user.
And thus a large percentage is untested. I wouldnt recommend you to use them,
unless you are also willing to spend some time debugging them (and possibly
even GStreamer). GStreamer 0.4.0 had a number of problems, for example
seeking and pausing/restarting a stream did not always work. They may have
been fixed in 0.4.1, I didnt spend enough time with 0.4.1 to judge how stable
it is. Beside stability issues, you would probably need to write a KIO input
and/or output plugin for GStreamer (I started one, but didn't finish it).
In the next 6-12 months I intend to maintain the GST bindings and sync them
with new GStreamer releases, but I am not going to develop any apps before
KDE 3.2 is out and GStreamer reached 0.5.
> supported. Then, I see that there is an aRts sink for GStreamer. Does that
Yes, but it is only a output plugin (it lets GStremer use Arts as a sound
> Is point 4. in above cited post still true, I mean "I havent seen any
> progress...two years..."?
I havent seen any video-related developments since I wrote that mail, except
the Xine plugin and the GST bindings.
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