Monthly Archives: November 2004

Using GStreamer for channel upmixing herzi, the short answer is “gst-launch-0.8 filesrc location=file.ogg ! oggdemux ! vorbisdec ! audioconvert ! audioscale ! audio/x-raw-int,channels=6 ! alsasink” if your soundcard supports 5.1 playback. It assumes that your ‘default’ device in alsa (/etc/asound.conf) … Continue reading

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Surround Sound a la Dolby Ehw, patents! So I won’t call it Dolby. But it really is. Well, almost. I implemented a channel mix-matrix in GStreamer today, which makes 5.1 DVDs play fine on a 2.0 soundcard (which, in my … Continue reading

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DVD & Surround sound Pieces are falling in place. I’m able to watch DVDs here, and they have working surround sound. The bad part is that if you downsample to stereo (and that’s what I do, because my cheap-ass soundcard … Continue reading

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Release (and what’s next) Thomas released GStreamer Plugins 0.8.6 today. This makes me really happy because I’ve been bugged all over the place for like two weeks now by Sebastien, Arjan and several others on when we were finally going … Continue reading

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And then you’re home and… … you find an Apple iPod Mini in your postbox. :). Thank you IBM. Took me an hour to figure out why Fedora would continuosuly fail to even read the thing in fdisk (with all … Continue reading

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(S)VCD support in Totem Got a SVCD. Fixed SVCD support in both Totem and GStreamer, including querying, seeking, resyncing and so on. Send me more! :). I’m currently working on updating the application development manual of GStreamer, the current one … Continue reading

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HCC What? HCC! HCC is originally a weekend dedicated to computers, in the centre of Utrecht (Jaarbeurs Hallen). People from all around the country come to see new stuff from companies such as IIyama, Creative, Microsoft, etc. It was quite … Continue reading

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5.1 audio … in GStreamer never worked, uh? :). This bug contained a non-functional patch for a while (memory issues, pretty bad, even valgrind didn’t find anything useful), until I decided to pick it up again and found the issue! … Continue reading

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The Dutch Civil War, 2004 I just can’t think of anything else. I feel the need to rant again, the need to cry, or whatnot. I know that elsewhere in the world, the Palestinian prime minister is dying, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Musepack Current CVS of GStreamer has support for the Musepack audio codec, which I wrote today. We don’t read APEv2 tags yet. [rant] Which reminds me that I really need to rant on those kiddos for a change, because why … Continue reading

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