[Development] QtWebEngine: Chromium GStreamer backend by Samsung

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Aug 6 03:39:47 CEST 2015


is there any chance we can get this:
merged into QtWebEngine? I would see several benefits for Qt:
* GStreamer is the multimedia framework of choice for pretty much anything
  else in Qt on GNU/Linux, at least QtMultimedia and QtWebKit use it, so it
  allows sharing code and especially codecs.
* The chance of distributions shipping QtWebEngine would increase
  significantly. And in particular, we packagers are otherwise likely to try
  to merge the backend into QtWebEngine's Chromium ourselves sooner or
  later, with all the issues such local patching entails (likely duplication
  of efforts between distributions, hard package maintenance, complicated
  support for you because of prevalent heavy downstream patching).
* Users would still be able to use the FFmpeg backend. The patches only add
  GStreamer as an additional option. You could even document GStreamer
  support as an experimental tech preview at the beginning.

The only drawback I can see is that it is still under heavy development and 
so might be problematic to keep up to date.

        Kevin Kofler

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