[gst-devel] Application Development Manual and xvideosink module

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Fri Jun 27 07:47:09 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 15:36, Ronald Bultje wrote:
> Hey Yann,
> On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 14:33, Yann Klis wrote:
> > In the Application Development Manual, there is no mention about how to handle
> > output on xwindow using xvideosink. I guess that it's because gstreamer
> > doesn't depend on any X toolkit, but is there any how-to on developping a
> > gnome app using gstreamer ? I mean, where can I find any information about how
> > to put the output of xvideosink in a gtk window for example ?
> The bacon video widget, basically. What xvideosink does is to emit a
> signal when it has created a XWindow. The app (i.e. the widget) is then
> responsible for embedding this window inside the GtkWindow, which is
> exactly what bacon video widget does.
> > I'm not an experienced developper, but I briefly fly over totem code and maybe
> > the files gstvideowidget.c and bacon-video-widget.c are designed to handle
> > this kind of problem. Are they designed to be re-usable in another
> > gstreamer/gnome app ? Does such a library which ease developping gstreamer
> > gnome app exist already ?
> libgstplay? The bacon video widget is supposed to be reusable in other
> apps, too. Totem and gst-player share it.

Nope, Totem and gst-player share the gstvideowidget and the playlist,
not the BaconVideoWidget.

The BaconVideoWidget should be reusable without too much trouble in
other applications, the main problems right now being:
1) It's API and ABI unstable
2) It's not getting built as a library
3) It needs documentation

I'd like people who are interested to go over the API and tell me how it
could be improved (I'm pretty sure it can, because the API sucks a bit).


/Bastien Nocera

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