GStreamer SDK aims to simplify cross-platform multimedia development

Fluendo and Collabora have teamed up to launch an official GStreamer software development kit (SDK). The aim of the new SDK is to lower the barrier to entry for new GStreamer adopters and make it easier to use the framework across platforms.

GStreamer is an open source multimedia library that is widely used on Linux. GStreamer is implemented in GObject-based C and is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). It has a pipeline-based architecture that offers a lot of flexibility, making it suitable for many different usage scenarios, including playback and editing.

Some key applications that incorporate GStreamer include the Songbird music player, the GNOME desktop environment’s Totem and Rhythmbox media players, and Fluendo’s Moovida media player. It has also shipped on a variety of devices, including the Palm Pre and several generations of Nokia’s Linux tablets.

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