[Development] The dark side of QtMultimedia

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Tue Nov 11 10:41:49 CET 2014

On 11/11/14 09:47, "Simon Hausmann" <simon.hausmann at theqtcompany.com>

>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
>like that easier. In the case of multimedia that can be tricky though,
>that's not necessarily Qt's fault. It did take a while until gstreamer
>basic OpenGL texture streaming support, while frameworks on other
>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.

Well, if you’re doing a complex multimedia app, this might be the right
approach. But for the 90% use case (show a video, play a sound, capture
something from the camera), we can’t tell people to write 10 different
implementations for the 10 platforms/OSes we support.


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