Media Options for KDE 4

Zack Rusin zack at
Sun Feb 23 17:30:45 GMT 2003

On Sunday 23 February 2003 11:10, Neil Stevens wrote:
> On Sunday February 23, 2003 08:07, Tim Jansen wrote:
> > On Sunday 23 February 2003 16:54, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > > Indeed, but all options use C. Arts uses a C backend, and JACK,
> > > > Xine and CSL are written in 100% C. And all codecs are written
> > > > in C. If you are doing MM development you can't avoid it.
> > >
> > > C alone is one thing.  C + glib is another.
> >
> > Doesn't Arts use C+glib?
> aRts, at least in the public APIs, uses C++ and the standard library,
> which I listed as a con. :-)

With Tim's bindings so is GStreamer :)

> > (BTW I think that C+glib is more pleasant than 'pure' C - just
> > GObject sucks)
> And a GStreamer guy told me back when I was researching video options
> that GStreamer is firmly based on GObject.  Is that false?

Well it's true. But gstreamer is very well written and Tim's KDE 
bindings already kick major ass. The GStreamer guys expressed many, 
many times over that will do anything we want to help us adopt 
GStreamer in KDE.
It's a fairly mature framework, with capabilities exceeding anything we 
have. I think that GStreamer and Tim's bindings are the way to go.


Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

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