[gst-devel] Gstreamer on Windows XP

Jeffrey Barish jeff_barish at earthlink.net
Mon May 12 16:28:12 CEST 2008

Tim Müller wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 05:42 -0600, Jeffrey Barish wrote:
>> > There's nothing wrong here, it's just that cdparanoiasrc does not run
>> > on windows - and so it's not included.
>> > 
>> > I don't know if there's an alternative cd-ripping plugin for windows.
>> > If there is, you could use that. Otherwise, you will need to write
>> > one.
>> (..)
>> I found some evidence of an attempt 2 years ago to port Gstreamer to
>> Cygwin,
>> but it looks as if that effort aborted.  As cdparanoia will run under
>> Cygwin, such a port would solve the Windows problem.  Does anyone know
>> the current status of a Cygwin port?
>> It would be helpful if statements that the project has ports to Windows
>> of base releases (such as the one on this page:
>> http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/download/) included the qualification
>> that the port does not include cdparanoiasrc.
> The libcdio-based cdiocddasrc in gst-plugins-good should work on windows
> (not ideal for ripping though, since it doesn't any kind of
> sophisticated error correction). However, you might be able to link
> cdparanoiasrc in -base against the libcdio-based cdparanoia that's
> included in libcdio. I think it provides an API compatible wrapper.
> (Mind you, libcdio is GPL not LGPL though.)

My current thought is that I will execute a command from my program that
runs cdparanoia and pipes its output to an encoder.  I would have preferred
to use GStreamer, though.
Jeffrey Barish

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