[gst-devel] Is there use of encryption in gstreamer?

David Schleef ds at schleef.org
Mon Jul 28 13:06:04 CEST 2003

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 04:24:43PM +0100, Brian Cameron wrote:
> Sun is going through the process of determing export control issues 
> regarding gstreamer.  I would like to know if there are any places
> within the gstreamer core, gst-plugins, gst-editor, or gst-player
> where encryption is used in any way.
> Based on conversations I have had on the gstreamer IRC channel, I 
> understand that the planned rtp (real time protocol) plugin will
> likely support encryption.  I was told that this future rdp plugin
> will be an enhancement of the current udp/tcp plugin.
> Anyway, aside from that, are there any other places within gstreamer,
> gst-plugins, gst-editor, or gst-player where encryption is used?

There is no strong encryption or decryption code in GStreamer.
If there were, I would be in favor of removing it anyway, since none
of use are encryption experts, and it would be a disservice to our
users to pretend to be.


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