Multimedia support (Re: X Developers' Summit)

Colin Guthrie gmane at
Mon Jul 16 04:20:50 PDT 2007

Helge Bahmann wrote:
>> More details are on the wiki page:
> Hello X developers,
> I would like to get involved with and its future in the area 
> of "multimedia". Maybe the X developers' summit  would be a good occasion to 
> meet and discuss ideas, if you have a slot to spare I would be happy to give 
> a short talk on what I have done and what could be done in the future.
> My interest is in extending the X Window System to provide support for 
> network-transparent multimedia. To demonstrate that this is conceptually 
> viable I have written three X extensions, providing: timing support, audio 
> support, compressed media support. The extensions are minimalistic but 
> sufficient to enable many multimedia applications, including for expamle

This sounds interesting. Have you heard of/do you use internally
PulseAudio? It has good support for network
transparent sound and fairly reasonable support with end user
applications (including alsa plugin and esd compatible daemon
support).... It would be good to utilise a compatible interface if at
all possible....


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