[gst-devel] media player issues

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Fri Jan 18 20:22:02 CET 2002

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Andy Wingo wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Andy Wingo wrote:
> > > > 4) URIs
> > >
> > > yes, like a plugable uriprovider function that can be registered
> > > somewhere. you then say: give me something that can handle http://
> >
> > and the syntax would be gst-launch urisrc location=foo://bar
> >
> > (ie, you'd have a 'urisrc' element)
> er... sorry. wasn't thinking. yes, gnomevfs should be used here, because
> if you want "cdparanoia://" you already know what plugin you want
> anyway. and we do have gnomevfssrc, and it works quite well. hey, with
> that new patch, you might even be able to stream porn from newsgroups.
> now that's extensible ;)

I'm not quite sure if that would be the right way because
- filesrc might be faster/better than gnomevfs (this might be the case for
other plugins, too)
- cd access could work with other things than with cdparanoia
- generally choice between different access methods is better. But that
requires a configuration system...

Anyway, the fact that you would force yourself to use a file system
provider when you really want a stream provider is not that appealing to

But I'd support the use of gnomevfs syntax any day.


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