Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- From: Ryan Gammon <rgammon real com>
- To: Lee Braiden <jel ntlworld com>
- Cc: Gnome Multimedia Hackers <gnome-multimedia gnome org>, GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, Gstreamer-Devel <gstreamer-devel lists sourceforge net>
- Subject: Re: GtkMediaPlayer widget
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:40:52 -0800
Lee Braiden wrote:
Well, simply in terms of a PLAY command... how would you do that? To me, you
either use an existing framework directly, including it's enumerations etc,
or you wrap it, and create a level of abstraction.
You override the GtkMediaPlayer::Play function with your own
implementation. Something like this:
GtkMediaPlayerClass* media_player_class = GTK_MEDIA_PLAYER_CLASS(klass);
media_player_class->play = hx_player_play;
I believe GtkMediaPlayer would have a gtk_media_player_play that emits a
play signal, and a gtk_media_player_real_play that provides a default
For me, the best case scenario is a well-defined, clean API for a multimedia
framework like gstreamer, and (perhaps) some system in GTK to integrate that
s/gstreamer/helix/g for me.
Ideally, you would not be telling GTK to play it, but simply asking GTK to
embed it, and give you a handle for the media framework's object. Then, you
use the already well-defined gstreamer API to actually manipulate that
object, knowing it will work 100% within GTK.
We do XEmbed with our mozilla plugin. Having a widget interface makes
things a lot simpler. Consider the embedded developer working with gtk
on the framebuffer, for instance. A complex embedding framework isn't
going to work for him.
Whatever way I look at it, I can't imagine a way to provide a standardised
GTKMediaWidget that can be implemented by two different frameworks without
requiring abstraction of some (significant) level.
I can go into more details if you'd like. Helix would provide a library
that contains an implementation of GtkMediaPlayer, and a set of
supporting functions for advanced functionality.
All I can imagine is that this is some attempt to establish a Helix-based
player as a de-facto standard by putting it into GTK first.
This is a sincere effort to make media widgets easier to use with gtk,
and it would benefit both gstreamer and helix.
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