KDE 4 Multimedia: The Answer

Leon Shiman leon at magic.shiman.com
Tue Feb 24 17:41:35 GMT 2004

on Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:23:43 +0100 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>Subject: Re: KDE 4 Multimedia: The Answer
>On Tuesday 24 February 2004 12:16, Gioele Barabucci wrote:
>> little less that MAS, but MAS seems to lag in community 
>We can fix that by using it ;-)

that would be great. We can help by becoming more active and 
responsive within the community.

>>From what I heard until now it seems that gstreamer is more the 
codec thingy 
>and MAS could very well be used as the network transparency layer 

We agreee this could certainly be looked at.

>OTOH we have actually 4 possibilities: arts, gstreamer, MAS, NMM, 
plus various 
>combinations between them...
>> mplayer/xine are the best apps we can compare them to.
>> How much memory/CPU does framework XYZ use? how much 
>> How many frames are dropped, how many are out of sync with 
framework XYZ?
>> how many with mplayer/xine?
>> This are the benchmark I was thing about.
>Yes, good idea. But it requires some work to get good numbers. 
E.g. "out of 
>sync" is a vague term, hard to count. 

We could participate in this, having done a lot of benchmarking, 
only some of which has been discussed in public.


>> > What other portable, mdoular
>> > multimedia interface that does audio and video did you have in 
>> The one MNN provides. The one MNN provides _now_ and GStreamer 
>> provide in a few releases (maybe the gst one will be even 
better, I'm not
>> an expert, I can't judge).
>I don't have anything against NMM, but since it is a university 
project, could 
>it be possible that the responsible professors might want to keep 
>control over the project ? Which means that it might happen that 
someday not 
>practical issues might be the most important for them ?
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