[maemo-developers] Python and GStreamer

From: Jesse Guardiani jesse at guardiani.us
Date: Thu Aug 30 16:08:54 EEST 2007
Koen Kooi wrote:
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> Jesse Guardiani schreef:
>>>     And the related question is: given an existing program that sends
>>>     stuff out to ALSA and doesn't use gstreamer, how difficult is it
>>>     generally to port it so that it works properly?
>> No porting necessary, really. mplayer comes with a decoder called 
>> libmp3. It's not optimized for ARM or anything, and it compiles without 
>> any problems. We don't use it in Kagu for A2DP though because there is 
>> another decoder out there called ffmp3 which doesn't use floating point 
>> math, so it's a little more efficient on ARM.
> use libmad (-ac mad), that works great on arm and x86.

Any cpu savings over ffmp3? The mplayer maintainers tell me that ffmp3 
is the best choice on ARM.

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at guardiani.us

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