FLAC on FC13

Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Sat Sep 18 06:01:48 UTC 2010

  On 09/17/2010 03:37 PM, JD wrote:
> So, why dont all media players use only gstreamer?
> Could it be that it lacks something?

GStreamer is relatively new compared to the other codec backends. 
FFmpeg, what all other media players are derived from, has been around 
for longer and these existing players don't care to switch "just 
because." GStreamer can decode, encode, is fully pluggable, has C, C++, 
Python bindings. It can do anything you want - I've programmed a webcam 
app in C by using Gstreamer. It was very easy to do.

Now, if you're really tore up about it, then you could push those apps 
to use GStreamer and tell them there is an FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer. 
I doubt you'll get very far though, unless you want to write some 
patches. FFmpeg is still being developed and those developers seem to be 
happy to still be using FFmpeg. Good luck.

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