Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- From: Ryan Gammon <rgammon real com>
- To: Lee Braiden <jel ntlworld com>, Gnome Multimedia Hackers <gnome-multimedia gnome org>, GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, Gstreamer-Devel <gstreamer-devel lists sourceforge net>, dev player helixcommunity org
- Subject: Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 10:45:23 -0800
Lee Braiden wrote:
My point is that we don't need to abstract the abstractions. We should pick a
good solution, and integrate it 100%.
I see what you're saying, but GtkMediaWidget is not a media framework,
nor even a framework of frameworks. It is a widget interface. I don't
see that arguement applying here.
If we don't decide on a solution, but
instead provide abstractions to hedge our bets, all we're doing is adding
layers of inefficiency.
I am not proposing another layer or abstraction. I do not want to wrap
all the functionality of all the media frameworks.
I want to create a clear, consice, simple media player interface that
media engines could implement. This is not a wrapper. The interface has
no overhead implications.
The dream is that a gtk developer could:
- See in a very visible way that gtk has media widgets (ie - in the core
- See a simple interface that makes playing a clip easy without getting
lost in a sea of framework documentation.
- See a link to a guide that shows which media framework is best for a
- See links to implementions of the widget interface, and the advanced
functionality they offer.
Conceptually, this is not like arts vs esound, this is more like
freedesktop.org -- giving focus to an area where we can provide basic
"play/stop/pause" interoperability, making life easier for developers,
and creating a jumping off point for those looking for the right media
engine for their application.
rgammon real com
Developer for Helix Player
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