[LAD] [EPAMP] an effect plugin API for media players: anyone interested?

Georg Holzmann grh at mur.at
Mon Jun 2 14:11:18 UTC 2008


>>> Of course, if something is missing in EPAMP, that requires a new
>>> version... and that's why I'm trying to talk with them already.
>> Using plugins in media players is brain dead idea, but if they want that
>> they have quite a lot of possibilities anyway. Using LV2 plugins through
>> helper library like slv2 is really easy.
> So, how many media players have that or are going to do that? I guess
> numbers are not on your side. :-\

I think that's a good point, but IMHO the solution is not to just invent 
the next plugin standard.
Everything you need can be done with LV2 plugins, although you might 
need a new extension.
However, if we wish that many media players will support an effect 
plugin API, then an easy to use library must be implemented and well 
distributed, which supports all needed lv2 extensions you want, so that 
writing an LV2 hosts becomes a really easy thing.

So I appreciate very much your attempt for creating a common, easy to 
use API. However, IMHO the answer should be to extended and distribute 
LV2 so that it supports all your needs - then all efforts would be 
combined ...

 > Think about it, if an host supports 5.1 output and stereo input, it
 > really should know how to do conversion without relying on external
 > plugins, or am I missing something?

Well, there exist many methods for spatialization (you could also think 
about ambisonic and other techniques) - it's not likely that a simple 
media player will implement all of them ...


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