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FunkyRes 11-12-2004 08:18 AM

GStreamer Plugins for FC3
 
I've packaged quite a few GStreamer plugins for Fedora Core 3.

GStreamer is kind of a favorite project of mine, I think it is the future of multimedia with Linux on the Desktop because it provides a mechanism by which proprietary media plugins can be installed to add functionallity to a media player without needing to rebuild stuff etc.

The mp3 plugin integrates well with Rhythmbox/totem/sound juicer - and essentially is the same as the livna.org gstreamer mp3 plugin, except they haven't released one for FC3 yet.

The aac plugin works to play aac files in totem or gst-launch-ext-0.8 but does not play aac files in rhythmbox - the problem is aac files are seen as video/quicktime so rhythmbox doesn't want to handle them.

The divx plugin works very well - better than divx in WinXP on same hardware

I have not yet gotten a DVD to succesfully play - I'm still looking into that.

Anyway - the plugins are at http://mpeters.us/linux/fc3_gstreamer.php

These are Fedora Core 3.

Enjoy.
Hopefully none of the links are broken ...

FunkyRes 11-15-2004 06:07 AM

I've set up a yum server to make it super easy to install the GStreamer stuff.

mjmwired 11-15-2004 07:02 PM

Hi, very nice! Bonus points for having U2 in your playlist.

kramk2 11-17-2004 11:58 AM

I went to your "GStreamer" download webpage.

There, you have mentioned that "Fedora Core 3 ships with Rhythmbox and Totem, but those are not the only packages that are capable of using GStreamer".

So, can you tell me where I can get the Rhythmbox rpm that is capable of using the GStreamer that you have packaged.

I've been trying to make my Rhythmbox to work on my FC3 for couple of days with no success. I installed GStreamer-Audio-Extras RPM and couple of other GStreamer RPMs and my RhythmBox just freezes if I try to play anything. I'm not having this problem only with mp3s. It wont even play online streams. Once I try to play something (i.e) select something and click "Play", Rhythmbox just freezes. And, I'll have to do a "force quit".

I then switched to Rhythmbox-Xine. It works 75% of the time. The only problem I'm having with it is, it cannot import certain mp3s. When I try to import certain mp3s, I get an error message saying "Failed to collect information about the file: blah blah blah.mp3". Most of the mp3s work. I dont know whats wrong with the others. I can play them with XMMS.

I was using Rhythmbox when I had FC2 and I was completely happy with it. I hope I can get Rhythmbox to work on FC3.

It'll be good if any of you guys who have Rhythmbox working on your FC3 and help me with it.

Thanks for your help.

FunkyRes 11-17-2004 01:21 PM

Quote:

I installed GStreamer-Audio-Extras RPM and couple of other GStreamer RPMs and my RhythmBox just freezes if I try to play anything. I'm not having this problem only with mp3s. It wont even play online streams. Once I try to play something (i.e) select something and click "Play", Rhythmbox just freezes. And, I'll have to do a "force quit".
I have seen that posted a number of places.
Mine works fine, but I'm probably just lucky - I don't have a special rhythmbox, just the fc3 rhythmbox.

To be completely honest, I do most of my listening through xmms though because rhythmbox is just so big on the screen - and rhythmbox does not play any of my aac files (xmms does with the rpm.livna.org xmms-faad2 plugin)

I'm a big gstreamer fan - I think it's the future, but until rhythmbox (or some other gstreamer app) has a nice way to play with small screen footprint - xmms is where it's at.

kramk2 11-17-2004 01:32 PM

thanks for your quick reply.

I'll install the gst plugins that you have in your repository and see if rhythmbox works. Thanks for packaging the plugins. I'm hoping that installing "gstreamer-mp3" rpm will fix the problem.

I'll keep you updated :)

Thanks again for your help

FunkyRes 11-26-2004 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by FunkyRes

To be completely honest, I do most of my listening through xmms though because rhythmbox is just so big on the screen - and rhythmbox does not play any of my aac files (xmms does with the rpm.livna.org xmms-faad2 plugin)

With the release of gst-plugins-0.8.6 (today) - aac now works in gamp (an alternative to Rhythmbox that is much smaller screen footprint) and fc3 totem. aac Still doesn't work in Rhythmbox :(

darkknight_9 12-22-2004 10:29 AM

gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg
 
Hi FunkyRes,

Can you please tell me what the gst-ffmpeg plugin is good for? I assumed it would let me play MPEG files but it doesn't register itself as a MPEG decoder with GSt.

Thanks.


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