Miro and GStreamer on gtkx11

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

GStreamer has a lot of momentum behind it now and a lot of work has gone into it over the last year and it's really paying off. As such, Miro 1.5 (the next version) will be the first version of Miro which defaults to the GStreamer renderer instead of the xine renderer. I'm excited about this change and in the future we'll be able to drop support for xine which is one less complexity to deal with.

If you're using the GStreamer renderer in Miro with either trunk or Miro 1.2.3 and discover any problems, let me know. It helps to write up a bug, but if you're loathe to do that, comment here. Make sure you test with totem-gstreamer or some other GStreamer movie player as well and report those results--that helps us determine whether the problem lies with Miro or possibly elsewhere.

There are probably going to be a few rough edges in the switch and I could use any help I can get with them.

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