Media Options for KDE 4

Tim Jansen ml at
Sun Feb 23 13:50:13 GMT 2003

On Sunday 23 February 2003 02:29, Neil Stevens wrote:
> aRts:
> Jack:
> Xine:
> CSL:  (correct any errors here, please, I can't find much CSL information)

You can't compare those as contenders. In most apps Jack and CSL do not make 
much sense without a media-framework like Xine or GStreamer. Arts and MAS are 
the only integrated systems.

> Anyone care to add an option I didn't list here?


Pro: much more powerful than all the options that you have listed (full 
support for video & audio, encoding & decoding); actively maintained backend; 
very large number of codecs, converters, filters and effects, i/o plugins and 
so on; already used by a KDE app (JuK); used by Gnome (thus there is a way to 
write codecs for both DEs); intends to keep binary compatibility from 0.6.0 
on; nice, Qt-friendly C++ wrappers :)

Con: i am not perfectly happy with its reliability yet, but it is improving 
(and must be stable for the next Gnome version); backend is in C with glib; 
right now plugins must be written using C/glib; no KIO source and sinks yet


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