[gst-devel] Re: [linux-audio-dev] *rta* A Wish List - Open Issues

Paul Davis pbd at Op.Net
Fri Nov 2 14:51:03 CET 2001

>If you want to discuss this some more, either email the list at
>gstreamer-devel at lists.sourceforge.net or join us on irc.openprojects.net
>in #gstreamer.  We can discuss MIDI stuff and maybe I can learn just
>enough about it to start writing some plugins <g>

don't underestimate what MIDI will require from gstreamer. for real
time performance purposes, it requires a distinctly non-streaming
approach, somewhat at odds with gstreamer's name, and its internal
design. playing back SMF's is relatively easy to incorporate into a
gstreamer-like network (though very hard to get right because of the
odd data rate of MIDI), but handling RT-generated MIDI is much
trickier. many others have perished trying to do the same thing :) (hence
the arrival of MIDI h/w that queues timestamped events internally and
delivers it with microsecond accuracy - the job is too hard to get
perfectly right in Windows or MacOS; who knows about Linux?)

--p ("good enough" isn't enough)

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