[gst-devel] Re: Streaming Media Accross a Network

Erik Walthinsen omega at temple-baptist.com
Thu Jan 18 21:21:22 CET 2001

On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Tony Thompson wrote:

> I'm looking for an Open Source media streaming library that will allow
> audio and video to be sent across a network in real time to create a
> video phone of sorts.  Can GStream handle or be made to handle this kind
> of functionality?

Yup.  We don't have all the pieces, but they are planned.  I've done
similar work before, on the OGI pipeline from which this project sorta
spawned.  We have a v4l capture element, and a v4l2 element isn't too much
harder.  The codecs are the tricky bit, though we have a (untested) RTJPEG
encoder/decoder pair in the distribution.  The videosink is decent, though
I think it needs to be gone over again and possibly restructured.  From
there you just need a pair of network elements, and you're set.

If you're interested in coding up some of the necessary elements, make
sure you're on the gst-devel list, and if you have time, head on over to
irc.openprojects.net, #gstreamer, where we can give you some
pointers.  We've got some documentation coming along nicely that will
help, including a Plugin Writer's Guide, and a nearly complete Application
Developer's Manual.


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