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From Peter kovacs <>
Subject Re: gstreamer status for 4.2.0-dev?
Date Mon, 28 May 2018 07:05:47 GMT
Imho the gstreamer libs are still the method of choice for doing multimedia.

The current state is that trunk can utilize the gstreamer API 1.0.0

We have the issue not resolved the issue to provide gstreamer for different Distributions.
(Main issue: centos6 is to old to support the new gstreamer 1.0.0 API)
We have 2 suggestions to solve the issue:
1) implement 0.1.0 and 1.0.0 API. 
2) move the implementation into an optional extention.

Both solutions have currently not followed up. 

All the best

Am 26. Mai 2018 18:53:46 MESZ schrieb Kay Schenk <>:
>On 05/23/2018 05:35 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> Subj line sez it all... where are we? There was a proposal to make it
>a run-time dependency but afaict there hasn't been any effort yet it
>doing that.
>> I know we have a handful of other things TODO re: 4.2.0 but this
>seems to be an inflection point for the Linux builds and so I really
>think we need to resolve this if we have any intent in getting a 4.2.0
>beta out in a reasonable time frame.
>What would happen if we simply stopped including the --with-gstreamer
>option in the build? Mac and Windows builds don't use it, and it only
>applies to Linux. 
>I haven't investigated the code much to see how the gstreamer libraries
>are used. The Linux distros now mostly use Freedesktop lower level
>interfaces except I don't know what Unity uses. Is building with
>gstreamer still needed/compliant with this? In short, how are video
>applications determined in Linux now? Do we need a different approach
>for integration of video objects in Linux?
>If anyone knows the history of this, it would be very helpful to this

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