Re: What use is gstreamer?
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 5:11 PM, David Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 3/8/08, Keith Richie <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Works just fine in Rhythmbox. Looks like you don't have the codecs
> > needed to play the stream. gstreamer-good/bad/ugly/ffmpeg/fluendo.
> You mght have replied to the wrong poster :). I mentioned I use
> Amarok, and use (currently) the
> xine engine.
> OTOH, I have these gstreamer plugins installed
> dfox@m206-157:/tmp$ dpkg -l *gstreamer* | grep ^ii
> ii gstreamer0.10-alsa 0.10.17-3
> GStreamer plugin for ALSA
> ii gstreamer0.10-esd 0.10.7-1
> GStreamer plugin for ESD
> ii gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 0.10.7.debian-1
> Fluendo mp3 decoder GStreamer plugin
> ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.17-3
> GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
> ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-good 0.10.7-1
> GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
> ii gstreamer0.10-x 0.10.17-3
> GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
> ii libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 0.10.17-3
> GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
> ii libgstreamer0.10-0 0.10.17-2
> Core GStreamer libraries and elements
Gmail screws with my mailing list replies sometimes. I usually catch it.
Looks like you're missing gstreamer-bad, ugly, lame, and ffmpeg. The
gstreamer-ffmpeg from debian is missing full codec support. (If you
should happen to want/need, agree with them)
You can run
gst-launch-0.10 -v -t playbin uri=http://streaming.wrfg.org:80/
To see where it goes wrong.
Since the stream is a simple mp3 stream, if it fails to play.................
On my system it uses libmad (gst-ugly) to decode the stream.
Surprises me that debain has fluendo in the repo considering it's
license. But I'm not a legal expert, and most likely don't understand
the license or copyright statement.
"The patent license granted to Fluendo only covers Fluendo's own Software and
Source Code activities. In any case, this software license does not allow you
to redistribute or copy complete, ready to use mp3 software decoder binaries
made from the Source Code as made available by Fluendo."
Like I said though, I most likely just don't understand the
differences in the licenses or what the fluendo copyright actually