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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: gstreamer status for 4.2.0-dev?
Date Thu, 31 May 2018 16:52:36 GMT

On 05/30/2018 03:08 PM, Torokhov Sergey wrote:
> 28.05.2018, 20:19, "Kay Schenk" <>:
>> This is ONLY for Linux. So, how is multimedia "integrated" in AOO for
>> Mac and Windows? Can someone point us to the applicable code areas for this?
>> I have a feeling gstreamer was integrated long ago when no other
>> multi-media standard/app for Linux existed. Now it seems VLC seems to
>> the standard for the most part. (This is a dated web page but I think
>> it's still a good reference:
>> Basically, we are supplying gstreamer as a multimedia app to Linux when
>> maybe this isn't really needed.
> The using of gstreamer multimedia backend of OpenOffice was anounced in Oracle
3.4 Beta 
> in April 2010 and the first release with it was the Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 in May 2012.
> Previously to play multimedia content in OpenOffice the Java Media Framework (JMF) was
> ( ). 
> The JMF wasn't updated since 2003 and supported too small amount of formats in contrast
to gstreamer.

Thank you for this information, it is useful. I understand the need for
a standardized AV app in some ways, but, assuming an end user's
preferred AV app supports a wide variety of formats, I think it would be
better for AOO (in non-Win, non-Mac) implementations to try to determine
the the end user's AV application, and use that rather than providing a
new AV app. But...a much longer discussion not on this thread.


"Less is MORE."

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