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

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Mon Jun 17 12:46:02 CEST 2002

Le lun 17/06/2002 à 21:19, Steve Baker a écrit :
> 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.

I think this defeats completely the "streamer" in "gstreamer" ... what
if you rmidifile is dynamically generated ? You dunno what does the src
looks like, maybe it generates dynamically (and slowly) midi inputs.

OTOH when I want seek and keyframes on an mpeg stream I'm in the same
boat :)


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