[gst-devel] Re: potential for midi support in GStreamer

Steve Baker steve at stevebaker.org
Mon Jun 17 12:21:06 CEST 2002

On Mon, 2002-06-17 at 21:01, Ronald Bultje wrote:
> Hi Steve et all,
> On Mon, 2002-06-17 at 19:52, Steve Baker wrote:
> > That would be wise. BTW you should just read the entire midi file into
> > memory before outputting anything - they are pretty small.
> Is that a wise idea? I mean, we should be preprared for network playing
> or big (**big**) files, so I don't know whether this is a good idea...

It would be seriously hard to make a big midi file.  Also for some file
types the tracks are not interleaved so you basically have to load the
whole file.

So maybe support both methods in the long run but start with globbing
the whole file.

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