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GStreamer: Multimedia on Linux

Feb 25, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views has published an interview with the GStreamer project's lead developer, Erik Walthinsen. GStreamer is an open multimedia framework which is being developed with sponsorship from embeded Linux vendor RidgeRun Inc.'s Christian Schaller writes . . .

“In the Linux community there are a lot of projects getting started everyday. Some die quickly, others hang on for a little while before dwindling away. Then there are a few which seem to explode onto the scene overnight and quickly gain lots of user and developer support. The truth of projects like these are usually that they have been the target of some hard and talented work for a long time by a single hacker or just a small group of hackers, before being discovered by the rest of the world and catching on. One of the projects which recently seemed to burst onto the Linux scene out of nowhere with explosive power is GStreamer. In this interview with project founder Erik Walthinsen we will discover that there was nothing overnight about GStreamer's recent rise to fame at all, rather the hard work off a dedicated team. This hard work has really paid of with Erik getting hired by embedded Linux distribution company RidgeRun, Inc. to work fulltime on GStreamer.”

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