[Matroska-devel] Re: Variable Framerate, plugin based video editing tool

Cyrius suiryc at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 29 15:23:24 CET 2004

--- Jory <jcsston at wiesneronline.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Moritz Bunkus wrote:
> >
> > > Heya,
> > >
> > > I agree with Chris here. This project will be big enough as it
> is, and I
> > > fear we won't get anywhere with so few people if we spend our
> energy now
> > > on something that is not the first thing to decide. Actually we
> can do a
> > > LOT of work before we even get to this stage where such an edit
> format
> > > will be required, and I hope we can concentrate on that instead.
> >
> > Sure. But you will also lose a lot of precious time/energy if you
> start
> > coding and think afterwards. IMO we should have a far view of what
> we
> > want to do to keep that in mind when designing, and then coding.
> That
> > was my basic idea of throwing random thoughts in the basket.
> >
> I agree here too.
> When I first started VFRE (VFR Encoder), I coded like crazy for two
> days on
> the internal framework (in/out streams/pin, format types, etc.) and
> now I
> don't have a clue of how it works because I never had done any
> planning for
> it. (It doesn't work BTW ;)

Yes, working on only one aspect of such a large project can lead to
troubles afterwards ;)

> I think GStreamer would be our best target.
> Helix is nice and very DShow/COM like, but it has no docs whatsoever,
> and it
> is not GPL/LGPL friendly.
> I don't know anything about Quicktime, but if IIRC the support under
> Linux
> is not that great. (I may be wrong here)

Yes, gstreamer may be a good basis, if we can get it to work under
Windows ;)

> I wouldn't use anything but wxWindows. :)

Me too :)

Best regards

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