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Posted Sep 26, 2012 4:36 UTC (Wed) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Benefits by Tester
Parent article: GStreamer 1.0 released

I've asked very specific question: how many application which don't use GStreamer directly and get new version automatically when KDE upgrades benefit from said upgrade.

GStreamer 1.0 may be nicer than GStreamer 0.10, but then you have this abstraction layer on top of it which negates most of benefits. Smaller CPU usage is nicer, but are we really sure it's not then eaten up by Phonon? IOW: will GStreamer1.0+Phonon will still be less resource-hungry when you compare it with GStreamer0.10 without Phonon? Dynamic pipelines are great, but is it something old application can use without recompilation? And so on. What exactly is the point of upgrade (besides the ability to say that "yes, we now use shiny new toy under the hood")?

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