[Mono-dev] gstreamer-sharp Question

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Tue May 6 13:05:02 EDT 2008

2008/5/6 Jae Stutzman <jaebird at gmail.com>:
> I believe the missing gstreamer# is a huge hole in the development stack. We
> also p/invoke the c lib in our apps. It would be nice to see this project
> revived and become a first-class citizen like gtk#. Maybe we can garner some
> folks together!
> GSoc Mono.Media is another option, perhaps.

We have picked students for this year already. You want to wait till
Sept 2009? :)

The fundamental problems with Mono.Media at the moment are:
(a) no-one spec'ed concrete use cases and requirements -- it's still a
very nebulous idea
(b) the are no applications that want to consume it -- people have
suggested Banshee, but it has no problems with its GStreamer/C player
engine, and you'd need to present a very solid case to change this
(c) developing a good and sufficiently generic library from scratch
like this will take a lot of time and effort

IMO a good GStreamer# binding will be more useful than Mono.Media.

Michael Hutchinson

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