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[emms-help] Re: gst-wrapper?

From: Tim Landscheidt
Subject: [emms-help] Re: gst-wrapper?
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:21:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Lucas Bonnet <address@hidden> wrote:

>> what's the business with gst-wrapper? It is referenced in
>> emms-player-simple.el as a player for gstreamer. Should it
>> be installed in $(bindir)?

> It used to be a player for EMMS, much like mplayer and mpg321 are, but
> using GStreamer directly. I don't know if anyone is still using it, I
> wrote the code some time ago for a couple of users, and stopped using it
> some time ago too :)

>> - The man page for gst-launch on my Fedora box says:

>>   |        Please  note  that  gst-launch  is  primarily a
>>   |        debugging tool for developers  and  users.  You
>>                                                        ^^^
>>   |        should not build applications on top of it. For
>>            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

> Heh, well, we could remove it, if nobody uses it any longer, mplayer is
> a very nice replacement, even on embedded devices where GStreamer is
> heavily used. Furtermore, since GStreamer requires actual *compiling* of
> code against an API, I don't mind keeping it out of the tree.

I think then that removing it at this time would be favour-
able with the option to refine define-emms-simple-player &
Co. at a later stage to accept more complex command lines
(which I suppose was the original motive for gst-wrapper).


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