The GStreamer developers have just released version 0.10 of the GStreamer multimedia framework into the wild, and their coders' fingers will never be the same. "Thread-safety, RTP/VoIP support, automatic registry maintenance, twice the performance, and a whole lot more...the best just got better. A highly flexible, cross-platform, and GUI-independent multimedia framework, GStreamer takes your media, chews it up, and spits it out into aural and visual paradise. Especially targeted at GNU/Linux and Unix operating systems, the GStreamer team has been working with certain members of the KDE community for a long time. With this release we have a stable, extendable and robust multimedia solution." In conjunction with KDE MM, GStreamer is one of the possible multimedia frameworks that will be available for KDE 4.
Please read the release announcement to get an overview of what is new and improved in the 0.10 series. The input and feedback of the KDE community would be much appreciated as the GStreamer developers continue their breakneck pace towards the holy grail of GStreamer 1.0.
GStreamer is a generic multimedia framework based around the concept of
media pipelines linking elements, providing support for all manner of
things. In GStreamer you'll find plug-ins supporting multimedia file
formats, firewire and USB cameras, sound cards, windowing systems,
transcoding, networking, audio and video transformations and much more.
Mark Kretschmann, project lead of the amaroK music player said "I am looking forward to porting amaroK over to GStreamer 0.10. Many of the problems our users experienced with the 0.8 version seem to be addressed in GStreamer 0.10, especially the responsiveness issues we faced. So to make it short, GStreamer 0.10 is gonna be a blast, I'm totally into it!"
Aaron J. Seigo commented on behalf of KDE e.V., "multimedia is a central theme for desktop computing, so making meaningful strides towards open source media solutions that provide what application developers as well as users need is critical. Recognising how non-trivial software that addresses this problem space in a portable and open manner is, and given that several KDE applications provide GStreamer support already today, we are happy to see the milestones that are being met by the GStreamer project. The future of multimedia in Open Source just keeps looking better and better. Congratulations on a successful release!"