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Old 08-15-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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Understanding the practical uses of GStreamer in relationship to web browsers.


I am a Gentoo user and I am building a version of surf which is a WebKitgtk based browser and I am wrestling with the idea of enabling the compile flag for GStreamer and I just cant wrap my head around what GStreamer does in terms of end user functionality. In terms of multimedia functionality & streaming audio/video what does GStreamer provide?
 
Old 08-17-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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The framework is based on plugins that provide the various codec and other functionality.

https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/da...gstreamer.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GStreamer
 
Old 08-17-2016, 02:26 PM   #3
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It's a programming library for creating media players. Components it provides are described further in the manual referenced by Ztcoracat. Compiling and running a simple example from the manual gives a rough idea. (I recommend examples in Python, not C.)
 
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Im trying to wrap my head around the term framework. Is gstreamer an IPC like dbus or something closer to pulseaudio.
 
Old 08-24-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
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I think it's closer to pulseaudio-

http://tuxradar.com/content/how-it-w...udio-explained
 
  


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