jannis at xfce.org
Sun Jan 6 23:45:35 CET 2008
Am Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:57:58 +0100
schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:33:15 +0100, Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org>
> > Am Sun, 6 Jan 2008 17:32:44 +0100
> > schrieb Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>:
> > > On Sun, 06 Jan 2008 17:06:25 +0100, Jean-Philippe Guillemin
> > > <jp.guillemin at free.fr> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I haven't tested it yet, but I have a question : will this new
> > > > mixer work with Linux distributions that use mplayer instead of
> > > > Gstreamer ?
> > >
> > > Or in other words: is it really necessary to require GStreamer
> > > just for a mixer? This would be cause to not use it and instead
> > > use the good, old alsamixer.
> > If you want to save some headaches by not having to deal with
> > platform-dependent stuff then GStreamer is a good option. Keep in
> > mind that only a small part of GStreamer is linked and loaded with
> > the mixer (gstreamer-0.10, gstbase, gstaudio and gstinterfaces).
> > ALSA is not everything we have to deal with
> Ok, I just gave it a try and I didn't have to install as much packages
> as I assumed(Debian Lenny). Sorry for the noise.
Which packages exactly did you have to install? Might be interesting
for the README.
> Anyway, xfce4-mixer doesn't detect my soundcard, the combo box to
> select a card is empty. After installing the package
> "gstreamer0.10-alsa" it works. Of course, this is not related to your
> code but when you write a README it's maybe worth to be mentioned that
> the GStreamer Alsa plugin needs to be present or maybe a configure
> check could be added.
Yeah, good point. On IRC we found out that BSD users need
gstreamer-plugins-good to have the oss audio sink. So it might be worth
adding some lines related to this to the README file.
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