seg at haxxed.com
Mon May 12 21:55:02 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 18:51 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Casey Dahlin wrote:
> > Why would it have to be GStreamer? Wouldn't anything
> > un-patent-encumbered do? (Not that this isn't un-patent-encumbered, but
> > in the general case).
> It doesn't have to be gstreamer. We have both gstreamer and xine (the
> free parts) in Fedora but gstreamer does make it easy to add support
> back for the other codecs that we don't include.
It has to be gstreamer.
1) Xine doesn't handle encoding, only decode.
2) Gstreamer does both encoding and decoding
3) Gstreamer provides a nice standard way to plug in the proprietary
codecs people inevitably want/need without compromising the Fedora
4) Stop reinventing the wheel.
5) Seriously, stop it.
6) Mplayer supports encoding, but:
7) Mplayer sucks.
8) So it has to be gstreamer. QED
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