DXR3 - Abadoned?

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at linuxrising.org
Tue Mar 13 07:39:54 PDT 2012

Hi Jaroslav,
We usually keep the code around for old plugins in case someone comes
around again interested in updating and maintaining it. If you are
interested in cleaning up and updating this plugin I am sure we can
re-enable it in the build. The challenge for the GStreamer project is
that we got hundreds of plugins and it is impossible to maintain the
more fringe ones for the core team. So we rely on people who actually
own the hardware for instance to maintain such plugins for us.

My guess is that the dxr3 plugin was never ported from GStreamer 0.8 and
thus will need quite a bit of updating for either 0.10 or maybe even
better for 0.11.


On Tue, 2012-03-13 at 15:03 +0100, Jaroslav Tulach wrote:
> Hi.
> Recently I've got an idea to turn my DXR3 card to DLNA device - a DMR that I 
> could control from my tablet. Things looked simple. There is Cling[1] 
> project reusing gstreamer-java and working fine. The whole problem was to 
> adopt it to output to DXR3. 
> I knew there was DXR3 support in GStreamer few years ago, so I thought I'll 
> make it in a day. But alas, dxr3videosink is not installed on my Ubuntu 
> 10.04!
> I started to dig the sources, and found out that in-spite the sources exist 
> in sys/dxr3 directory of the gst-plugins-bad repository, they are not 
> included in configure.ac. Looks like the reference to them has been removed 
> in 2005:
> $ git show 646e2af
> + Christian Schaller <uraeus at gnome.org>
> +
> +       * Update configure.ac and Makefiles to only build what is actually
> +       ported and not moved into gst-plugins-base
> But then I found out that there are commits in sys/dxr3 even from 2011! 
> Maybe it is not completely abandoned.
> What is the status? Is DXR3 still supported? If so, what is the right way to 
> compile it?
> Thanks in advance for spending your time and helping me understand.
> Jaroslav Tulach
> PS: To adjust level of answers: I can read and modify C code. I have little 
> experience with autoconf, automake & co. beyond executing them.
> [1] http://4thline.org/projects/cling/
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