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'gst-python' is a wrapper for the GStreamer library for use in Python programs. This library helps users construct graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple mp3 playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing. It handles boring details such as managing memory and type casting.


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LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey30 March 2004

Leaders and contributors

David I. Lehn Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite GStreamer-plugins 0.8.0 or later (for player and interfaces)
Required to build GStreamer 0.8.0 or later
Required to build Python 2.2 or later
Required to build PyGTK 1.99.14 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 June 2005.


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