[gst-devel] gst-ffmpeg & decodebin

Edward Hervey bilboed at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 19:01:21 CET 2008

On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 19:33 +0100, Tom Cooksey wrote:
> Well... This is tricky. Qt is using GStreamer as it's default phonon back end 
> (for Linux.. at the moment), so all Qt applications using phonon on Linux 
> will be using GStreamer. I don't want to run into the situation where someone 
> writes a media player using phonon, but nobody uses it becuse it can't play a 
> file mplayer, xine or vlc can play. I've been told the KDE devs have written 
> their own phonon back-end for xinelib - so I'm not sure which phonon backend 
> KDE applications will be using. For Qt/Embedded, we have to use GStreamer 
> because we're seeing a lot of embedded boards shipping with GStreamer decode 
> elements which use hardware acceleration specific to those boards.

  Fire up xine or mplayer or whatever you want and try to load an mp3
and look at what decoder it's using. I'm betting that ALL distros are
using the libmad decoder and not the ffmpeg one...
  ... Which is exactly the behaviour we're enforcing by default.


> Cheers,
> Tom
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