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Re: Totem/GStreamer and Fedora



On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 12:25 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:

> I updated rawhide to the latest gstreamer and gstreamer-plugins (not
> pushed yet) and built a package for totem. All required rpms are at:
> 
> http://people.redhat.com/alexl/RPMS/totem/
> 
> Can people test this and see if it works well?

I had a chance to play with this a bit.

I think that for inclusion in Fedora, the primary basis for
consideration should be performance on media that we support in Fedora.
That means that available third-party support for e.g. Windows Media or
RealVideo is interesting, but not important for inclusion.

The main interesting video codec we ship is Theora, so I played with
totem and some Theora videos, and compared it to HelixPlayer a bit.

Totem seemed to work quite well on simple playback, going fullscreen,
etc.  The main thing that seemed a bit flaky was seeking.  I got an
error when seeking back to the beginning of a video, which I suspect is
this bug:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150061

The a/v synchronization after seeking didn't seem quite as good as
HelixPlayer's, but it was relatively minor, I certainly imagine it could
be fixed.

Overall it looks like Totem+GStreamer is shaping up to be a very good
video player.  Given its tight GNOME integration and basis on Fedora's
current media framework, I think it's definitely worthy of inclusion in
FC3.

Since I happened to get all the other media packages, I'll take up
maintaining it if no one objects.

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