[gst-devel] Plugin categorization

Andy Wingo apwingo at eos.ncsu.edu
Sun Oct 21 07:08:03 CEST 2001

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Baker, Steve wrote:

> > filters/effects:
> > 	audio (ladspa, etc.)
> > 	video (median, fade, etc.)
> I don't like the terms 'filter' or 'effect'.  Generally speaking these
> plugins will have the same data type on src and sink, and they just
> process/transform the data. So favour a top-level category like:
> process
> transform
> sigproc
> dsp
> or something like that.  I think I favour dsp since its an accurate
> description and its not too general.

dsp seems too audio-specific (operating on a stream of data rather than on video

my personal opinion (for all that it's worth :) is that filter is a nice word.



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