Re: Gnome-Media 2.3 features

On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 17:07, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 21:58, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > It would also be nice to merge the sound capplet into the gstreamer
> > media capplet and get rid of the "Start Sound Daemon on Login" option
> > alltogether, and either just always start esd, or switch to MAS and
> > just always start it, and have it be the default i/o method for
> > gstreamer and various applications. Using MAS will prevent some things
> > from working as nicely as they do currently though, like realplayer,
> > which currently can work with esd.
> FWIW this is also hanging around:

Yeah. I don't think this is the right way to go. Monkey-Media has a lot
of dependencies now, and it seems to be getting more. It might be well
enough for Rhythmbox, but I don't think it suits well to libgnome's
method of playing sound events, and it would add a lot of unnecessary
dependencies to libgnome. Just straight off using gstreamer or MAS/ESD
would be better. I think the majority of problems with esd come from
the OSS sound drivers anyway. I've had nothing but great sound out of
it with ALSA, and the speed of visualizations in xmms isn't extremely
slow because of esd anymore.

-- dobey

"So I gave up on that, and tried to install gstreamer. Get this. Their
 propose ``solution'' for distributing binaries on Red Hat systems? They
 point you at an RPM that installs apt, the Debian package system! Yeah,
 that's a good idea, I want to struggle with two competing packaging
 systems on my machine just to install a single app." -- jwz

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