[Matroska-general] Re: DirectShow conversion to Gstreamer

ChristianHJW christian at matroska.org
Mon Nov 1 08:45:19 CET 2004


Larry Berlinski wrote:
> Anyone know if Gstreamer has been attempted on Windoze?

I was browsing gstreamer.net again to try to find any information about 
the Windows port. Nada, Zero. Neither in the news, nor in the FAQ or 
even in the downloads.

It appears to me like you are trying hard to not the world know there is 
one. Maybe because you are afraid of bad reactions from the Linux side ? 
Am i getting paranoid ?

Guys, to make this clear one and for all time :

Our plans to use Gstreamer as the underlying multimedia framework for 
matroska, similar to what Quicktime is for MOV or what Video for Windows 
is ( was ) for AVI are getting less and less likely. robux4 and the rest 
of the team are working hard on the implementation of our menue system 
right now, and we were hoping Steve's hard work on porting Gstreamer to 
Windows would raise people's interest in the meantime, and some guys 
would start using and imporving it, or add video/audio sinks so that we 
could try to motivate player devs to build their apps on Gstreamer 
instead of Windows.

If you dont communicate that there actually IS a Windows port existing, 
how could people know about it then, and start contributing to it ? We 
wanted to contribute to gstreamer with the port, hoping it would take 
off so that gstreamer could become a viable alternative to what we are 
trying to achieve. But please bare in mind, that doesnt make robux4 a 
gstreamer dev, caring full time about the port. He is leading his own 
project, and pushing it forward is hard enough. Dont expect him to give 
up on matroska and invest all his free time into the port. Its about 
time you guys start feeling responsible for the Windows port, and react 
accordingly. Just my 2 cents ....

Best regards

Christian
matroska project admin
http://www.matroska.org



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