[gst-devel] General questions about GStreamer

Hynek Hanke hanke at brailcom.org
Sat Jan 8 02:47:19 CET 2005

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 05:43:31PM -0800, David Schleef wrote:
> Use a sound server.

I still don't know of a decent one. (I haven't checked polypaudio yet).

> > 2) The user works on his own machine, but wants the media (in our case
> > ogg decoding and speech synthesis through an external component) to
> > be processed on a more powerful remote machine.
> Ogg (vorbis) decoding and speech synthesis aren't particularly
> very demanding on CPU power.  Any machine someone would want to
> use as a desktop will have enough power to handle these.

No, at least in our experience, it often doesn't. If you were familiar
with speech synthesis, you'd recognize it's a very difficult task.

I'm in no way suggesting GStreamer is bad for these reasons. As it was
pointed out earlier, it possible to create GStreamer flows over the
network. I was just very surprised that you tell me you haven't seen
any use for this because, as I say, we have come over this issue several
times already in Brailcom.

With Regards,

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