[gst-devel] a Google Summer of Code GUI application for Media / Multimedia operations

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Mon Mar 31 20:33:18 CEST 2008


I looked at your proposal. The application would make a nice addition to the 
gnome platform. Still its a long  way to get there. Transcoding media would be a 
nice service as such, but also a good addition for applictions like Conduit. One 
'missing' piece on the way there are encoding profiles [1]. I think it would be 
good to rescope the project a bit - right clicking a file in nautilus and 
transcoding to something. The dvd ripping part is handled by thoggen already. 
Although I assume thoggen would be interested in the encoder options.
The third part - changing the audio track of a video - is maybe better done in 
e.g. pitivi (which again would love to get a encoder opetions dialog).

I would offer to mentor your project, if you are fine with setting a smaller goal.


[1] http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/wiki/EncodingProfiles

Roberto Fagá schrieb:
> Ok, hello community!
> I was writing the application for this project, and I created a wiki
> with more details:
> http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/wiki/MediaTrans
> (the name could be another)
> I would love to have suggestions and criticisms!
> Also, this project is an application using gstreamer, so could it be
> judged as a gnome application too? I was in doubt with it, but using
> the criteria by Christian Schaller, on his blog, I'll need much more
> help in gstreamer than in interfaces.
> And Stefan, I pretend to continue in the project the Summer of Code,
> as I am in OLPC after I participated GSoC last year (also this project
> could be ported to Sugar - OLPC's OS too).
> Thanks for all!
> Roberto
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 5:45 AM, Stefan Kost <ensonic at hora-obscura.de> wrote:
>> Hi Roberto,
>>  Quoting Roberto Fagá <robertofaga at gmail.com>:
>>  > Hello Stefan Kost
>>  >
>>  >  I was writing an application to Summer of Code, and found you will be
>>  > the mentor of gstreamer projects. Let me (try to) be small and
>>  > objective about the idea which I have for an application.
>>  >  It is a media operator, or multimedia if you prefer, a program to let
>>  > user convert videos, audio and images across different formats, plus
>>  > extract audio from videos, merge image and audio into a video and
>>  > these kind of operations. I thought in a set of glade interfaces which
>>  > user select easily the operation and operations are done on background
>>  > with gstreamer.The main goal is to bring easy use to user on daily use
>>  > (how many 'use's), using all gstreamer lib resources as possible.
>>  >
>>  >  Suggestions? Is this project nice to gstreamer or should I try
>>  > another organization?
>>  I put the gstreamer mailing list in CC. I suggest that you subscribe
>>  there and discuss the proposal there too. We can also talk on irc
>>  about this. If you look at http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/apps/ you
>>  can see that most applications are media-players. Your brief proposal
>>  describes a nice tool that we don't have in this form. There are some
>>  tools already for subtasks, but some of those seems to be not that
>>  active. Some examples
>>  convert sounds : Sound Converter
>>  convert to ogg files : OggConvert
>>  There is also GEntrans targetting transcoding.
>>  I definitely encourage you to write a proposal. As this is an
>>  extensive project I recommend that you structure the features into
>>  iterations (basic features, addition #1 (e.g. audio related), addition
>>  #2 (e.g. video related)). I hope you also plan to work on this beyond
>>  the summer.
>>  >
>>  >  Thanks for the attention!
>>  >
>>  >  Roberto Faga
>>  >
>>  Ciao
>>    Stefan

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