[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at theqtcompany.com
Tue Nov 11 09:47:08 CET 2014

On Monday 10. November 2014 09.43.25 Holger Hans Peter Freyther wrote:
> Now really getting to my two cents. Instead of wrapping API
> Qt should make sure the framework can be integrated. E.g. in
> terms of GStreamer provide plugins that allows to easily embed
> video into Qt applications but ask users to use the "native"
> API to manage the pipeline/playback.

I share that philosophy and support any efforts towards making integrations 
like that easier. In the case of multimedia that can be tricky though, but 
that's not necessarily Qt's fault. It did take a while until gstreamer had 
basic OpenGL texture streaming support, while frameworks on other platforms 
have had it longer. Nevertheless once you can get hold of that, I think the Qt 
Quick Scene Graph API is rather well suited for the graphics integration.


More information about the Development mailing list