[theora] Mozilla & gstreamer
mdale at wikimedia.org
Wed Jun 17 13:24:51 PDT 2009
yea but its important to set the long term path now.. so our add-ons use
the right framework.
Firefogg.org client side transcoding (and hopefully soon audio capture)
right now it uses ffmpeg2theora. If we know that gstreamer is in the
road-map we would start designing the add-on with that direction in-mind.
David Ascher wrote:
> On 6/17/09 1:05 PM, Michael Dale wrote:
>> Mozilla is looking to include auiod/video capture for Firefox and the
>> Mozilla platform in the future. Gstreamer was proposed as a technical
>> solution. Technical issues aside Chris Blizzard expressed concern
>> over issues with licenses. Before technical issues for gstreamer with
>> Mozilla Firefox can be fully considered the license issues have to be
> A side note: I believe that the context was Thunderbird, not Firefox.
> The licensing restrictions aren't any different, and it's possible
> that Firefox would do something like that, but I just wanted to set
> the context.
> Also, my comment was that I'd want to explore what's possible as
> Thunderbird add-on -- it's way, way too early to talk about inclusion
> of anything in Thunderbird or Firefox. I'd be fine with an add-on
> that was Linux only and LGPL, for example, as it'd be an experiment,
> not a part of Thunderbird.
>> If these license issues can be sorted a more technical discussion can
>> follow as to whether gstreamer would be the best choice for inclusion
>> of these features into the Mozilla platform.
> As Chris mentioned, cross-platform support is at least as important I
> suspect from a Mozilla POV. I'm ignorant: what's the state of
> gstreamer on Windows/Mac?
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