[gst-devel] subtitle elements

Ronald Bultje R.S.Bultje at pharm.uu.nl
Wed May 14 01:26:07 CEST 2003

Hey Thomas,

Some general thoughts/questions:

On Wed, 2003-05-14 at 09:00, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> I'm testing out and working on Gustavo's excellent subtitle plugins in
> gst-sandbox.  Nice work Gustavo !


> (btw, I noticed I had a gst-typefind.c lying around in my
> gstreamer/tools dir, which does what the name suggests.  Is it OK if I
> add this to CVS ?)

Yes please.

> Now I need to add what kind of types it actually discovers :)
> So I'm taking suggestions for possible mime types for the subtitle
> formats.
> Right now, SubParse detects SubRip and mdvdsub formats.
> Some possibilities would be:
> - all of them are text/plain, with properties encoding="utf-8",
> format=(whatever)
> - make one mime type for each of these formats, which would probably
> make them application/x-gst-sub-subrip and so on

Well, even though the content is plain text, it's supposed to be
something else than a text file. I'd go for the second one.

Now the question: would you want all subtitle formats supported in one
plugin? since we autodetect things anyway, it'd be more "gstreamer'ish"
to make one plugin per subtitle format. Do you agree here?

(I don't know how similar mdvdsub/SubRip are - so this is just a general
note, nothing specific).


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