[gst-devel] cdparanoia vs. cdio/cddasrc - which one should go into gst-plugins-base?

David Schleef ds at schleef.org
Wed Nov 2 10:48:43 CET 2005

On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 07:06:58PM +0100, Michael Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 17:07 +0000, Tim Müller wrote:
> >  * libcdparanoia [0] is well-tested, widely ported and does a great job
> > at ripping audio data, there is no question about that. It is also,
> > however, unmaintained (at least as far as I know). The last official
> > release was years ago, so it's close to impossible to get things fixed
> > upstream at the moment. And there are some things that we need to get
> > fixed in libcdparanoia that affect GStreamer applications [1].
> As far as I know, Peter Jones is still maintaining cdparanoia (and is
> planning significant new work on it in the not-so-distant future).
> Obviously you're correct that there haven't been any recent releases,
> but that's certainly fixable if there are upstream fixes that need
> releasing.
> I can't find any evidence of people recently _attempting_ to get patches
> in upstream, so it seems a little unfair to characterise it as
> 'impossible to get things fixed upstream'. File bug reports, obviously
> preferably with patches.

One of these days, someone's going to need to write an LGPL
CD reading library.


David Schleef
Big Kitten LLC (http://www.bigkitten.com/) -- data acquisition on Linux

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