[gst-devel] gst-player (fwd)

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at urgent.rug.ac.be
Wed Apr 17 01:49:25 CEST 2002

Arik asked me to forward this to the list ;)


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:33:51 US/Eastern
From: adevens at antioch-college.edu
To: Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas at urgent.rug.ac.be>
Subject: Re: [gst-devel] gst-player


i think the main problem with i18n is that when the big reorg happened 
gstmediaplay.c and gstmediaplay.h ended up in the libs/gst/player dir. those 
files are actually the ui and really prob belong in src. some more reorg is 
certainly needed.

as for what i think the goal of the module is, i think we differ here. i've 
said it before, and i'll say it again, i don't care _at all_ about kde. if 
they want to use gst-player or libgstplay to make a player, more power to 
them. at one time libgstplay was completely non-gtk but company added back in 
a whole lot of gtk things to make it nicer and i pretty much agree with that. 

my goal (this message is a bit bouncy cause i just woke up and i'm a bit out 
of it) is to make the best video player ever and to make it for GNOME. as a 
secondary goal i would like a damn nice audio player for simple audio stuff. i 
don't think we need a crazy good audio player cause we already have rhythmbox 
for that. i think we are well on our way to making a really nice video player.

as to packing it, i think it's time for a release, it currently will play 
video and audio without crashing, you can load new songs/video, and you can do 
basic fullscreen type stuff. 


> Hello,
> so Arik is working on fixing the player more, and I was busy trying to add 
> i18n stuff to it.
> While doing that I was wondering what exactly the goal of the gst-player 
> module is.  Before it had been stated that the main app should be really 
> short (which it is, it's pretty sadly short actually ;) ) and the player 
> lib should be generic enough so that for example KDE could reuse it (maybe 
> I misunderstood that, that's just the idea I have of it now).
> Well, at the moment the lib is not like that, of course.  I can see the 
> merit in splitting it up in a generic part and a gtk part, but in essence 
> if we want to do that, I guess we should do it the right way and start 
> from the ground up, because the player has had so many reorganizations 
> that it's just build- and codecrufty from the ground up.
> ATM I don't really know how to add i18n support since the main app doesn't 
> contain strings, they're all in the lib, but i18n requires you to call a 
> few functions and stuff like that as well (as far as I can make out 
> anyway).  I'm going to look into it further though.
> I'll work some more on building the player as it is now so we can package 
> it, because Arik is pretty happy with how it is right now.
> Thomas
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