[Rhythmbox-devel] Re: rhythmbox: gstreamer vs xine

On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 21:03, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm mailing to let you know I have been moving CVS Rhythmbox
> (monkey-media) to use xine instead of GStreamer. While I prefer the
> gnomishness of the GStreamer API over xine, GStreamer is still not very
> stable, and xine just works. Since I would like everyone (including
> myself *G*) to be able to start seriously using rb I decided to use xine
> for now.
> I will however be moving back to gstreamer once it is more usable.
> Well, I hope y'all will forgive me ;)

It's a shame you don't use the GtkXine widget anymore. The issues you
had with it could have been easily fixed. And Thomas was interested in
porting it to Gst at some point. We could have had 2 apps ported using
the same code, you could have the niceties of using a G* API rather than
the raw xine API.

Furthermore you would have got visualisation for free. And making it use
xine/gst to fetch the metadata would be a doodle. I'm pretty sure we
could find an API that would make both of these backends wrappable so
apps can use monkey-media for audio/video playback.


/Bastien Nocera

#2  0x4205a2cc in printf ("Oh my %s\n", preferred_deity) from
/lib/i686/libc.so.6 printf ("Oh my %s\n", preferred_deity);
Segmentation fault

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