[gst-devel] OpenMAX gstreamer

dmelpi at tele2.it dmelpi at tele2.it
Thu May 25 00:28:02 CEST 2006

Hi Semet,
OpenMAX has broad industry support.
It may take months, probably, but certainly not years...
This seems too pessimistic to me.


On Tue, 23 May 2006 17:27:14 +0100
  "Semet Gaetan-GSEM01" <GSEM01 at motorola.com> wrote:
> Thank you very much for this update on OpenMAX activity.
> Many companies are trying to push OpenMAX standard in 
>order to have a
> common multimedia framework API for embedded devices, I 
>wanted to know
> the view of developper. But I think it will not 
>generally adopted before
> a few months or even years.
> Thanks,
> Gaetan SEMET
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
>[mailto:christian at fluendo.com] 
> Sent: mardi 23 mai 2006 16:22
> To: Semet Gaetan-GSEM01
> Cc: gstreamer-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [gst-devel] OpenMAX gstreamer
> Hi Semet,
> OpenMAX is not really on the roadmap currently. Not that 
>anyone here is
> against it, but nobody has expressed an interest in 
>doing the work to
> add support for it yet. GStreamer currently support and 
>use the liboil
> acceleration library 
>(http://liboil.freedesktop.org/wiki/) for some of
> the core plugins and at the company where I work, 
>Fluendo, we have
> various plugins using Intel's IPP optimization framework 
>which we
> developed as part of a contract with a company deploying 
>on Intel
> hardware.  Both these projects currently fulfills 
>similar functions in
> regards to GStreamer and GStreamer plugins that I think 
>OpenMAX could
> do.
> At Fluendo we have gotten some requests over the last 
>two years from
> customers interested in having Fluendo do the work to 
>add OpenMAX
> support to GStreamer for them, but none of these 
>requests ever came to
> any fruitful conclusion. 
> So I think nobody in the GStreamer community would mind 
>OpenMAX being
> added as an optional way to optimize certain core 
>plugins and processes
> where relevant, but someone would have to do the work. 
>(In the same way
> I know there been some loose discussions among Solaris 
>people to add
> support for Sun's medialib to optimize on their 
> If you guys are interested in working on it and provide 
>patches the
> GStreamer community would be happy to accept them after 
>the normal
> review process. Or if you or the Khronos consortium are 
>interested in
> paying someone do do the work, then get in touch with me 
>and I make you
> an offer on behalf of Fluendo :)
> Sincerely,
> Christian 
> On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 15:12 +0100, Semet Gaetan-GSEM01 
>> Hello
>> I would like to know what is the point of view of 
>> developper over the OpenMAX IL API? Is it on the 
>> According to khronos whitepaper
>> file
> http://www.khronos.org/openmax/whitepapers/OpenMAX_IL_with_GSstreamer.pd
> f gstreamer seems to be quite easily adaptable for this 
>new API. 
>> Thank you very much
>> Gaetan SEMET.
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