[LAD] [EPAMP] an effect plugin API for media players: anyone interested?
grh at mur.at
Mon Jun 2 14:54:47 UTC 2008
>> 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.
> It's not that simple IMHO, but I'm absolutely open to discussion.
Of course it's not simple, but there exist already the slv2 library
(sorry if you know it already):
Lars Luthman made also a nice C++ wrapper, so that writing plugins is
Some weeks ago there was also a discussion on how to make general GUIs
which work also in non-GTK hosts (see the thread: [LAU] Ideas for LV2).
Such helper-tools are needed IMHO and of course they should also run
cross platform and support different compilers ...
>> 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 ...
> If LV2 authors seriously want to do that, I'm more than willing to
> kill EPAMP and cooperate with them.
I guess they appreciate very much any contribution - they are only a
little bit grumpy if someone proposes a new plugin API ... ;)
> In fact most media players just have mono and stereo output and they
> can't do more complicated spatialization even with external LV2
> plugins (if they were supported).
Yes, but if these plugins would be easy to use, then it would be a real
killer feature for every media player ... :)
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