[LAD] FW: [piksel] The future of videojack ?

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Tue May 6 16:24:56 UTC 2008

> On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 16:35 +0200, Malte Steiner wrote:
> > >   * VIDEO sync - information allowing a JACK client to know the
> precise
> > > audio sample at which a video frame begins (not implemented by any
> > > freely distributed JACK backend)
> > >
> > > video-jack is about providing something like MIDI sync but for video
> > > *data*.
> > >
> > >
> > Videojack is much more exciting then that. Its about plumbing different
> > videoprocessing applications together, piping the actual frames like
> > Jack does with audio. That would be a boost for Linux as a multimedia
> OS.
> You missed my precise point. VideoJACK is like the *first* of my two
> examples (MIDI "sync") and not like the second (Video frame onset
> information).
> There has never been any disagreement with the idea that videojack is a
> cool idea. What there has been is a widespread feeling in the JACK
> developer community that the video JACK stuff has been done
> suboptimally, in ways that don't reflect a good understanding of JACK's
> design, and without bothering to actually ask us "how should we do
> this?" I'd love to see videojack be a part of mainline JACK, but its not
> going to happen with the current set of patches that have been proposed.
> To be honest, I was suprised that everyone else at the JACK "summit" at
> LAC2008 seemed to agree with me about that.
> --p

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