AW: BSD video capture emulation question

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Mon Jul 14 05:07:35 PDT 2003

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:23:55 +0200
"Cornelius, Peter" <peter.cornelius at> wrote:

> > Some of the newer Windows apps lets you do similar things with audio
> > and video stream processing.  I haven't used it, but there is an app
> > that lets you plum things together.  So say you have a VOB (mpeg-2)
> > video stream, and that will export the MPEG-2 video data, and the
> > subtitls and the audio.  Then you can pass the audio (AC3) data to
> > either your sound card (assuming digital out) or to a software AC3
> > decoder, and you can do similar things with video.
> In particular, video and audio running out of sync seems to be a royal
> pita under Windoze. I have not had the time yet to 'really' fiddle
> with my dv cam and do much cutting but I can recall my dad complaining
> very much so about various shortcomings of xp windoze. Which I could
> neither locate nor fix at that time.
> But I'll try to stop picking on systems I don't understand; all I want
> to say is that not all that shines is made of gold, and so is windows.
> With protocols, you may build a large pipe of 'converters' since the
> protocols are designed to sort it out by themselves. I'm not sure
> whether that's true for a/v data (*). 

I think the synchronization should be part of the application (e.g.
gstreamer or NMM), but the API to the device should offer device
specific synchronization primitives... if the device has some.


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