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Wrapper for the Gstreamer library

'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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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey30 March 2004

Leaders and contributors

David I. Lehn Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildGStreamer 0.8.0 or later
Required to buildPython 2.2 or later
Required to buildPyGTK 1.99.14 or later
Weak prerequisiteGStreamer-plugins 0.8.0 or later (for player and interfaces)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 March 2017.


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