[gst-devel] Thanks for the updates - + standards question

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Mon Jan 10 04:11:09 CET 2005

Hi Michael,

On Sun, 2005-01-09 at 10:10, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> First of all, thanks for the awesome round of updates that recently  
> came through.
> visualizer and dvd playback work in Totem again :)
> I'm very happy.

Wooh. :).

> OK - this may be a freedesktop.org question opposed to GStreamer, but  
> is there any standard for multimedia libraries that is being worked on?
> By libraries I mean catalogues of music and video etc., not  
> functions ;)
> The advantage of a standard library backend would be the ability to  
> switch applications and still have your library, playlists, ratings,  
> playcounts, information not stored in metatags, etc.

Rhythmbox is doing work on generalizing their input methods, maybe you
want to discuss with them and see if they're interested in librarifying
it. Currently, each app has its own complex and weird database system,
I'm not aware of any effort to improve this, sorry...


Ronald S. Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>

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