Re: [gst-devel] Re: gstreamer gdk-pixbuf plugin

Oops, that was (is?) an experiment gone wrong.
I agree that we should disable the gdk_pixbuf loader right now. This is
however not because the loader does weird stuff, but because GStreamer's
video playback is a lot more broken atm than it should be and crashes left
and right.

We'll just disable it for now.

What I'd like to have an idea about however is how gtk is going to handle
images/animations/videos in the future. It's so nice to use a video as an
animation via GtkImage in an about dialog, use a for a busy animation or


On 15 Dec 2003, Alexander Larsson wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 11:33, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > El lun, 15-12-2003 a las 10:39, Alexander Larsson escribió:
> > > I was just debugging some nautilus issue when nautilus started crashing
> > > when reading a directory with some avi files in it. Apparently there is
> > > now a gdk-pixbuf loader in gstreamer, and it was crashing trying to load
> > > some 700 meg avi.
> > >
> > > There are a few issues with this:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Well, then we won't install it by default.  I don't think it's meant to
> > be used (yet), Company was trying to figure out how pixbuf loaders work
> > and tried to implement it with GStreamer.
> Ok.
> > Incidentally, is it documented somewhere that external thumbnailers are
> > preferred over pixbuf loaders ?
> Uhm? They are not. pixbuf loaders are prefered, being the built-in way
> thumbnails are generated. However, that was only ever meant to be used
> for normal images, not animations...
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