[gst-devel] GStreamer and gnome 2.2
rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Tue Oct 29 06:32:02 CET 2002
On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 13:33, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> 2) Our most-used autoplugger, spider, has MAJOR issues. Among these are
> - it locks up when given a file it can't play. Try playing a text file
> in gst-player.
> - sometimes it outright crashes when doing a recursive function nesting
> because it can't figure out it can't play the file
> - it is currently unmaintained and Company has been around again but
> has not himself stated any willingness to work on it after careful
> prodding on our part ;)
> ways to fix this :
> - somebody bites the bullet and investigates the code. All that needs to be
> added is an option to spider that tells it how many times it needs to
> loop the typefind, and set it to default 1. After that it should
> send an element error. Basically ;)
I could kick gst-rec out of my sight for a few weeks and work on this.
Spider is annoying and undocumented and will stay that way until someone
changes it. Someone needs to do it. gst-rec isn't a serious option for
gnome-2.2 anyway, so I can move it long-term for a while.
> - a static autoplugger; it would use typefind to determine the file type,
> then replace itself with a static pipeline a la gst-launch-ext.
> Currently the most feasible option. Would even be sensible to write
> a fixed audio-only autoplugger.
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