Re: GStreamer for Media Library

On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, Nicholas Francis wrote:

> I very much like GStreamer. My only concern is that it appears to have been
> designed to be a system that is cool, which is not neccessarily the same as
> that it is cool to use it...
No, it was designed to solve the problems I saw with an existing project,
the OGI pipeline.  It happens to be a cool design (IMO), and from the
application-writer's perspective I believe it's quite a sane API.  Also
consider that it's a low-level API, having to do with the filter graphs
themselves, not the higher-level concepts I would expect GML to have.

> I've read through the docs I could find in the CVS, but don't have time to
> work the sources. Better documentation would be a Good Thing...
Yup.  I'm going to put some time into that soon so it makes more sense.
The website isn't all that informative yet...

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