Totem's xine-lib backend is now gone in git master, for GNOME 2.28.
The GStreamer boys have come forward, fixed a lot of bugs, and implemented new features, which means that the GStreamer backend was getting held back by the features of the xine-lib backend.
Oh, and before people start complaining:
- this is only in the development branch for now
- if you haven't filed a bug about whatever problem the GStreamer backend caused for you, you're not allowed to complain
The xine-lib backend has not been really as usable as the GStreamer one for several releases now, so I find this logical.
Does this correspond to a move to playbin2 ? AIUI there is finally support for AC3 passthrough, which was one of the biggest issues with GStreamer.
Replying to myself; this is the case, looking at the commit logs.
Great! I hope totem will rock more than ever.
Kudos to the Totem and Gstreamer devs! I noticed that in latest Ubuntu release, Totem-GStreamer also supports DVD menus and stuff - thanks for the great work!
Totem with gstreamer backend allows me to see only the first frame of video from Swedish television on the web. With the xinelib backend I can view whole videos. I guess one frame is better than none atleast. (That's bug #69564 from 2006 btw.)
Martin, wrong bug number, unless you're referring to a problem with Midnight Commander...
as long as AC3 passthrough will work some time...
Woops, that was the launchpad bug. I guess there might not be an upstream bug report so I retract my complaint. ;) (It's still not working though.) Anyhow, I think settling on a single back-end is a good idea.
Martin, I think that's bug #401173, which I reported about two years ago.
Not exactly a deal breaker for me, but it would be nice if it worked.
fuckyeah bastien. the future is now!
Sven, looks like the same bug. I didn't find your report when I searched so now I have mistakenly generated some spam on bugzilla by creating a duplicate.
Congrats to Gstreamer devs and thanks for xine backend for serving us for so long!
@Martin - have you tried gst-launch with playbin2? For me (polish TV streams) playbin2 solves the first-frame-only problem.
Michal, the bug I experienced is solved with asfdemux from git. #401173 was recently closed and I just verified that it works for me too.
BTW, is there any word on the status of support for external subpicture subtitles (VobSub) in GStreamer?
Bug #350311 has been resolved, but I still haven't got this to work in Totem.
How can I enable deinterlace for example for dvd videos with totem-gstreamer? with totem-xine it's easy accessible in the menus.
however, totem-gstreamer has done very big steps forward.
So, does that mean we finally get DVD playback in totem-gstreamer now? (saying this as a gstreamer fan, by the way; I don't use totem xine, but lots of others do)
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