[gst-devel] plugin directory/hierarchy

Simon Per Soren Kagedal simon at cs.uoregon.edu
Thu Mar 8 04:08:30 CET 2001

On Wed, Mar 07, 2001 at 11:39:07PM +0100, Thomas Nyberg wrote:

> If you are writing an application, you should not assume that a given
> plugin exists on the system. Perhaps you want to use an alas_sink if it
> exists - else an oss_sink. Perhaps someonee has renamed the oss_sink into
> audio_output-sink. This is a real problem I believe.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a general audio sink for audio
applications to use, and then this sink would be ghosted to whatever
kind of sink the user has selected (through, I don't know, environment
variable maybe) - OSS, ALSA, ESD, aRts, DAW systems, Solaris audio,
uhm, NAS - you get the picture. :) This way, GStreamer could also
easily work as common API for disgruntled audio prorgammers who are
getting sick of the number of sound systems they need to support. 


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