[gst-devel] Linux audio is a mess? [was: JACK and GStreamer, from the horse's mouth]

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Thu Nov 30 15:25:10 CET 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 07:42 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> i don't believe that an application such as ardour could or even should
> be built around a framework like gstreamer, but jokosher may prove me
> wrong on that. i *am* excited by the idea of using gstreamer to handle
> some of ardour's more peripheral streaming media needs, but i can't
> consider that until gstreamer is multi-platform, which doesn't seem high
> on the priority list of anyone. in the meantime, the fabulous work that
> wim is doing on JACK elements for gstreamer points the way toward a
> tighter integration of these two worlds that can only be productive.

GStreamer itself is already fairly good at cross-platform: There are
people using it on Windows and OS X as well as Linux, Solaris and BSDs.

The part that's less well developed are native audio/video outputs for
some platforms - there are direct-thingy sinks for windows, but they're
not as polished as the X-Windows/Unix outputs.


Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net

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