KDEs' Multimedia needs

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Sat Feb 22 19:26:30 GMT 2003

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On Saturday February 22, 2003 10:37, Matthias Welwarsky wrote:
> Ideally, KDE needs:
> - simultaneous access
> - network transparency (?)
> - low latency
> - bitrate resampling, most cheap soundcards support only 48kHz nowadays
> - more than one stereo channel, e.g. for surround sound capable hardware
> - not necessarily, but probably also recoding of different raw input
> formats, like le16/be16, 8bit ulaw, etc...
> - recording, of course
> - in short, everything you'd want your soundcard to do.
> A codec layer. We definitely need an easy to access possibility to plug
> in codecs for alls those funky sound and video formats. I'm all against
> burdening this tedious stuff onto application programmers.

- - video output
- - robust design that deals with the known latency we have in debugging
- - portability
- - to keep third party code working with a minimum of difficulty
- - filtering and effects
- - recording

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