[webkit-dev] WinCairo video

Philippe Normand philn at igalia.com
Wed Apr 23 23:19:59 PDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 18:29 -0600, Alex Christensen wrote:
> I'm working on a Media Foundation implementation of MediaPlayerPrivate
> to replace the GStreamer-based one we're currently using.  Media
> Foundation avoids the licensing issues of GStreamer

Which licensing issues? You'd be surprised to know the actual number and
variety of products that use GStreamer nowadays.

>  and the ~100MB of GStreamer dlls which need to be installed in a
> certain directory.  MediaFoundation is included since Windows Vista.

Those dlls can certainly be reduced. I'm no Windows expert but there are
ways to reduce the size of the gst shared libs in Linux (disabling debug
is one).

> I'm pretty sure I'm the only one working on or using WinCairo video,
> but I hope to make the switch later this week unless someone wants to
> maintain GStreamer on Windows.


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