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GStreamer: More than just playback

GStreamer is increasingly well known and widely used, as the core of many of the media applications on today's linux desktop. Most linux users will have used GStreamer - probably in their media player, or perhaps a CD ripper.

However, GStreamer's advanced features are much less well known. GStreamer does much more than just playback - video editors, media servers, music synthesis systems, and many more, have been built on top of GStreamer.

This talk describes many of the advanced capabilities of GStreamer, explains why you should use GStreamer for your applications, and includes some brief demos of some of the more interesting GStreamer applications.

Some of the specific topics covered include:
- A brief introduction to core GStreamer concepts and capabilities
- Stability and flexibility: why GStreamer is the API for you
- Encoding and streaming plugins (build your own streaming media server!)
- Network synchronisation APIs (build your own video-wall!)
- Non-linear editing APIs (build your own video editor!)

Project: GStreamer 


Michael Smith

Michael is a multimedia free software hacker, currently working for Fluendo in Barcelona, on a range of multimedia projects based on GStreamer. He has been working on free multimedia software for almost a decade, and has been deeply involved in the Xiph project for much of this time. As an advocate for Xiph's free codecs (Vorbis, Speex, Theora, etc.) he often feels that he's fighting an uphill battle - but the widespread adoption of these on the linux desktop makes it seem worthwhile. He became involved with GStreamer during the rewrite from 0.8 to 0.10 in 2005, which led to much wider adoption across the linux desktop, and beyond. He is now a major GStreamer contributor, both to the core framework and to the many and varied plugins available.

Michael Smith

Michael is a multimedia free software hacker, currently working for Fluendo in Barcelona, on a range of multimedia projects based on GStreamer. He has been working on free multimedia software for almost a decade, and has been deeply involved in the Xiph project for much of this time. As an advocate for Xiph's free codecs (Vorbis, Speex, Theora, etc.) he often feels that he's fighting an uphill battle - but the widespread adoption of these on the linux desktop makes it seem worthwhile. He became involved with GStreamer during the rewrite from 0.8 to 0.10 in 2005, which led to much wider adoption across the linux desktop, and beyond. He is now a major GStreamer contributor, both to the core framework and to the many and varied plugins available.

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