[Matroska-general] Historic moment : MKV/MKA playback on Windows, using Gstreamer (Ixion) !!

Christian HJ Wiesner chris at matroska.org
Sun Apr 23 02:41:18 CEST 2006



Hi,

just out of curiosity i was testing Michal Benes latest win32 mingw 
compile of gstreamer today, as a binary in his Ixion player on 
http://gstreamer.xeris.cz , and using his DirectX sinks.

Here is what i could play fine (with almost 100% CPU, but working ) :

MKA with Vorbis, MP3 ; not supported : AAC 5.1, FLAC, Wavpack
MKV with MPEG4V2, DivX, XviD, h.264 (slow) ; not suported : Realvideo

Unfortunately i had no other test files on my laptop, but this is 
exciting !! Imagine a world without Microsoft DirectShow !!! Think of a 
powerful, true x-platform media player based on Gstreamer !

Michal, congratulations. The player is still pretty unstable, as you are 
certainly aware, but this is definitely a very good start ! Please keep 
us in the loop, should you require more alpha testing.

Regards

Christian
matroska project admin

P.S. A readme in the ZIP, that all the packages have to be in c:\program 
files\ would be nice also ;) .... i found it on the homepage, but too 
late :)



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