Re: What use is gstreamer?
On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 03/07/08 23:10, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > Provocative question, I realize.
> > But here's why I ask:
> > totem-gstreamer could not handle DVD's with menus, no matter what
> > plugins I added, it just played the first track. So, I switched to
> > totem-xine, and it handled them perfectly.
> > Rhythmbox (based on gstreamer) could not handle wrfg.org/listen.asp
> > (told me it could not determine the nature of the stream). The totem
> > (now -xine) movie player handles it very nicely, although I really
> > don't need the rather cool visualization!
> > I LIKE Rhythmbox - is there something I'm missing (although I think
> > I've installed all the gstreamer plugins there are) to have it play my
> > favorite radio station (WRFG)?
> Hmmm. Typing wrfg.org/listen.asp into Iceweasel resolves to
> http://streaming.wrfg.org/listen.pls which fires up gxine 0.5.11 and
> plays perfectly.
Indeed - and gxine is a frontend to xine. As I said, xine-based
players have no trouble with the WRFG stream, it's Rhythmbox, a
gstreamer-based player, which can't play it.