Proposal for KDE media interface
charles at kde.org
Wed Aug 6 18:04:58 BST 2003
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On Wednesday 06 August 2003 10:04, Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 August 2003 16:29, Charles Samuels wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 August 2003 7:26, Morten Hustveit wrote:
> > > Since Flash is interactive, I don't think it fits into a framwork even
> > > remotely like this. Its functionality is more similar to that of KSVG,
> > > and should have (roughly) the same interface.
> > Flash is exactly like DVD, and we want DVD-support in our framework...
> I don't think so. If you write something that plays DVDs you probably want
> to use all capabilities of a DVD (subtitles, multi-angle, selecting audio
> streams etc) and also all capabilities of the framework/backend
> (de-interlacing and similar filters, an equalizer etc). You won't be able
> to wrap this into a simple API, and I don't think that there would be a
> sane way to do this without becoming backend-dependent. Actually I think
> that complex, interactive formats like DVD VOBs, Flash and interactive
> MPEG4 always need specialized code in the player.
You misunderstand, you want it -possible- to have specific-purpose code for
DVD, but you also want it -possible- to have specific-purpose code for Flash.
The only real difference is how you don't use YUV in flash.
> For simple playback of a video, for example in a game, a help video or some
> edu app the API would be enough.
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> kde-multimedia at mail.kde.org
Charles Samuels <charles at kde.org>
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