[Development] QtWebEngine: Chromium GStreamer backend by Samsung
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.
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