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Today is a good day it seems... Started my day by fixing a HUGE memleak in GStreamer that a lot of people were complaining about when seeking in totem.

This afternoon i have very important meetings that seem to be in a good shape for my projects.

The weather is just great, i feel like i could push mountains and have no personnal problems at all ! Yeeepee...

Been very busy on GStreamer the last 2 days...

Hopefully that was usefull i managed to fix seeking tonight yay !

Tomorrow we are leaving for France to enjoy a birthday party on satursday night. It will be really fun i hope!

I m completely tired.. need some sleep.

Night dudes !

Just coming back from a very nice and romantic week end in the Parador of Vic-Sau. Paradors are historic buildings in fairy places (castles, etc..) that have been transformed in luxuous hotels. We had a great time there and are already planning the next trip to another Parador (probably Cardona's one).

So now it's time to get back to reality, so many GStreamer things waiting for love and polish. I m planning to completely change the libgstplay pipeline so that it has the ideal theorical structure and then fix GStreamer so that it actually is functional.

I hope ronald will be able to fix ffmpeg decoders soon so that we can get a 0.7.4 release decoding every test media we have.

Hard week starts tomorrow morning. Need to sleep.

Cheers :)

GStreamer

Implemented Mixer interface in the volume element. So now totem can search for elements supporting mixer interface in the pipeline and set volume on it. It will prefer element implementing a software mixer instead of changing master volume (hardware).

Also implemented passthru mode in videobalance element. So now when nothing is touched in colorbalance settings videobalance element simply pass the data without touching it saving a lot of CPU operations.

Life

Workers are now finnishing the change of windows in our house. It's so nice to have these robust and well isolated windows replacing the thin plastic things we had before. Noelle seems to be really impatient to leave on friday evening for a romantic week end in a Parador (kind of luxuous and historical hotels in Spain).

We were a bit worried as Kaiser had some strange infection in ears but the vet told us we just need to clean his ears everyday and that should go away.

I still don't understand why my blog doesn't want to show on planet gnome. Probably a bug with advogato feeds :-(

Implemented colorbalance interface in videobalance element.

Totem is now able to set colorbalance on both xvimagesink (hardware) and ximagesink transparently.

I also implemented a display property on x[v]imagesink so that one can set the display where those elements should connect in a gst-launch command line.

Everything starts to put together quite nicely and that makes me very happy.

Busy day today, added colorbalance interface in xvimagesink, it's now possible to set all the XV parameters through this interface (brightness, contrast, hue, saturation).

Implemented brightness and contrast management in totem with the GStreamer backend.

Can't keep my eyes open. Time for a good night.

Started my day adding DVD support to totem in the GStreamer backend. That was trivial and mostly copy/paste from gst-player. Still the dvdnavsrc pipeline is a bit buggy and segfaults very often.

Played for a while with Iago & Kaiser in the garden, the weather is so cool these days...

We are having diner at thomasvs place tonight with Matthias SAOU and other folks from Barcelona. I will finally discover the new flat and taste some bad girl's food !

Audio CD playback now hits gst-player and totem too. I need to finish the track listing though. I will try to get some informations on how sound-juicer does that from ross.

Fixed a lot of issues in the XOverlay interface integration of ximagesink and xvimagesink, also added optimization for memory allocation according to what ds explained me. It works !

DVD playback hits gst-player cvs HEAD, it supports navigation and i can now watch Indiana Jones DVDs with gst-player without sound. Well yeah some small bugs to fix still :)

Gooood i can go to bed now...

Fixed some scaling issue in ximagesink. I realized that issue when driving to the office in the traffic jam. Sometimes traffic jam is good for bug fixing !

I ve been very pleased to hear about the iriver IHP140 announcement and i m planning to buy one the next day they are entering the market. It has been a long time but it was worth waiting it seems, this MP3/OGG player is exactly what i need ! Yummy.

That's the "Back" day ! A thousand mails waiting in my inbox, everyone asking if i m back from holidays when i answer the office phone (you morons!).

Well at least things are not that bad, GStreamer starts to play some files again, i finished reviewing the code of my plugins and thomasvs wrote a nice mail trying to solve pending issues in the team.

Noelle an I had a great end of the year holiday time, seen a lot of family, friends, pink elephants and so on...

I feel good and motivated, 2004 will definitely be the GStreamer year !

Rock'n'Roll

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