[gst-devel] fluendo plugins

Matthew Lenz matthew at nocturnal.org
Sun Apr 24 18:45:17 CEST 2005

forgive my incorrect use of the terminology, I'm an end user.  By Sound 
server I meant something like ESD or ARTS.  Sound on linux has too many 
moving parts and if you are lucky enough to get you sound working with ALSA 
you then have to contend with getting gstreamer setup (which i've never had 
a problem with) .. followed by gnome wanting to output to ESD.  I thought I 
remembered somewhere awhile back where someone said that a gstreamer plugin 
could be written to support network transparent audio.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maciej Katafiasz" <ml at mathrick.org>
To: "Matthew Lenz" <matthew at nocturnal.org>
Cc: <gstreamer-devel at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 5:30 AM
Subject: Re: [gst-devel] fluendo plugins

Dnia 20-04-2005, śro o godzinie 14:27 -0500, Matthew Lenz napisał:
> On an unrelated note a question about Esound.  Is it planned that Esound
> will be replaced entirely by gstreamer + alsa in future versions of
> gnome?  Is gstreamer ABLE to replace Esounds functionality?

Not really. GStreamer serves in-process functionality, while sound
server is inter-process. So gst still needs sound server to output to if
you want to have software mixing (special case of sound-server like
function is alsa's dmix plugin). However, benefit of using gst is that
you can switch to sound server making precisely 0 changes to code of
application, just changing config. Also, sound server itself could very
well use GStreamer for its media processing.


Maciej Katafiasz <ml at mathrick.org>

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