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

On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 14:14, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 10:30, Benjamin Otte wrote:
> > 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
> > similar...
> The GdkPixbufAnimation API is really *not* designed to be used for
> video.  It's basically a crude mechanism to cope with abominations such
> as animated GIFs. [1]

This isn't really right. If you look at the GdkPixbufAnimation API,
you'll see that it is significantly different than what we'd have come
up for GIF-only, since it allows non-frame-based animations.

The fact that it has time based iterators, instead of frame-based
iterators allows for dealing with, e.g., animations with ballistically
moving elements.

Though no, it isn't designed for video.


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