GTK+ 4.0 Getting Audio/Video Playback Integration
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 18 March 2018 at 05:56 PM EDT. 10 Comments
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The GTK+ 4.0 tool-kit has just landed its GtkMediaStream / GtkMediaFile / GtkVideo / GtkMediaControls widgets for now having native multimedia stream playback support in the tool-kit that in turn is backed by GStreamer / FFmpeg.

Benjamin Otte has just committed his big batch of multimedia widgets for GTK4. Here's some of what has been added:

GtkMediaStream: The base class for playback of audio/video streams and uses GdkPaintable for rendering.

GtkMediaFile: The new interface implementing GtkMediaStream for the playback of media files.

GtkMediaControls: The implementation of controls for a GtkMediaStream and modeled around GNOME's Totem multimedia player user-interface.

GtkVideo: A simple video player widget.

As of Git today there are FFmpeg and GStreamer implementations of GtkMediaFile. GStreamer is the default back-end for this GTK4 media playback support. Basic examples of this new functionality can be found via the gtk-demo code for a basic GTK video player. Clone from Git if you want this new functionality ahead of the initial GTK+ 4.0 release expected later this year.
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