29 Jan 2004 company   » (Master)

Seems like everybody is talking about metadata lately and I should be somewhere in there, too, since I'm the one who wrote the tagging backend for the upcoming GStreamer release. I wonder how hard it would be to make Medusa use those tags. It should be easy just from looking at it.

Now the next step would be to get Colin, his metadata storage in Rhythmbox, Thomas and his media-info and nautilus-media hacking and Medusa into the same boat, so there's not too much duplication going on. The only thing I know is that I won't lead the efforts, there's too many people insisting on their opinions already.

Oh, and the other thing I know is that tag extraction is working perfectly nice in GStreamer. The hard parts are automated tag writing and detecting if a given data stream contains audio and/or video (which is metadata in itself) and if GStreamer can play that file back. But that's an entirely different issue...

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