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Re: [Gnash-dev] Gstreamer based video-decoder

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Gstreamer based video-decoder
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 22:03:14 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 09:22:35PM +0100, Tomas Groth wrote:
> Following this a problem has risen: The way the decoding backend is chosen is
> kind of weird: At the moment you need to choose gstreamer as the sound 
> backend,
> for the new video backend to work, so maybe we should make a "--media-decoder"
> option in configure. Choosing "gst" will mean gstreamer does audio/video
> decoding, and choosing "ffmpeg" will mean SDL-soundbackend using ffmpeg +
> ffmpeg video decoding. Choosing "mad" will mean SDL-soundbackend using libmad
> and no video decoding.
> Any thought, comments or ideas?

I think that a system based on plugins should be used, with a default 
set by ./configure and a possibility to override the backends used with
command line switches. The plugins would then be dlopened.


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