Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at
Wed May 15 00:14:03 UTC 2019

When you say "gstreamer-javafx" I don't know quite what you mean. The 
gstreamer-lite library is an internal component of JavaFX and it not 
something meant to be used by itself. Refactoring the native code in the module just so it could be used independently from JavaFX 
doesn't seem like something that would benefit JavaFX or make it easier 
to maintain. Rather it could create defacto interfaces that could easily 
break when we upgrade gstreamer (which we do from time to time to keep 
up with bug fixes, etc). It's the same reason we don't support accessing 
Prism or Glass directly.

-- Kevin

On 5/14/2019 5:04 PM, Curtis Ruck wrote:
> Why is splitting gstreamer-lite out not on the table, curiosity?
> It feels a little silly to end up with two gstreamer libraries getting 
> used by a single application.  The gstreamer-javafx examples are 
> horrible compared to the existing javafx-media API.
> On Tue, May 14, 2019, 19:55 Kevin Rushforth 
> <kevin.rushforth at <mailto:kevin.rushforth at>> wrote:
>     We don't currently plan to add support for pluggable codecs, but that
>     might be something that the community could do, although it would
>     be a
>     large effort. As for splitting gstreamer-lite out of, we
>     are not likely to consider that.
>     -- Kevin
>     On 5/13/2019 11:30 AM, Curtis Ruck wrote:
>     > I'm investigating a new application that would need tighter
>     integration
>     > with gstreamer.  Is there a way to add additional gstreamer
>     plugins and
>     > media types without having to maintain a fork of javafx-media?
>     >
>     > Ideally, if i did end up needing a fork, i was thinking it would
>     make sense
>     > to split gstreamer-lite out of javafx-media into it's own
>     project so I
>     > could easily swap in a full gstreamer dependency with 3rd
>     project for the
>     > additional media types.
>     >
>     > Background: ideally looking to pull in udpsource and some additional
>     > pipeline plugins (GPU decoding and some subtitle related plugins).
>     >
>     > Thoughts?
>     >
>     > --
>     > Curtis Ruck

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