From: Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas@ur...> - 2002-10-24 19:26:25
an encouraging post from kde-multimedia
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 20:23:27 +0100
From: Jason Wood <jasonwood@...>
Subject: Re: Multimedia framework
Resent-Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 21:20:20 +0200 (MEST)
On Thursday 24 Oct 2002 8:04 pm, Neil Stevens wrote:
> On Thursday October 24, 2002 11:12, George Staikos wrote:
> > This is what I was afraid of. Using such approaches is just not
> > suitable to all applications, though I do see a benefit in terms of
> > things like using more polished apps to do end-to-end playing of video
> > files/dvds. I can't see how this could be very useful for a realtime
> > video editor, for instance.
> Well, until someone steps up and adds more to aRts, nothing will get done.
> It doesn't matter if 200 people file wishlists about what they say they
> can't do with aRts, it doesn't matter what video apps people want. Unless
> someone codes the wnated features, or pays someone to do it, we're stuck
> with what we've got until KDE 4 when we break BC.
I do agree.
However, I have to ask the question at this point: if GStreamer is already on
the right track to a multimedia architecture that can provide everything that
everyone wants (I still haven't looked into GStreamer & aRts enough to see if
this is the case), then why bother putting in all of the manhours to add
video support properly to aRts, when we can essentially just patch aRts up
with a short term video solution and consider GStreamer as the long-term
solution for KDE?
At the end of the day, if I have the choice to spend the next year writing a
video framework into aRts, or wait 9 months for GStreamer to mature and then
spend three weeks updating the C++ wrappers around it, then I for one would
prefer the time to work on other things :-)
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"Thomas Vander Stichele" <thomas@...> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> an encouraging post from kde-multimedia
The right idea will never fail ! It sometimes takes a bit longer to make its
way, but if the people behind believe in it, it's simply impossible that it
will fail !
gstreamer is the right thing to do. The concept behind it is very good and
Linux, as well as other platforms maybe, need a well-designed media
I am personally impressed by the commitment of all the people working on
this project, i dont know of any other opensource project in the audio and
video world where i met something similar.
Keep up the good work guys, your project is unique and something very
special. I mean what i say.