OpenOffice goes GStreamer on Linux and Unix

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 2, 2010 6:33 PM EDT
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The Project developers have announced that future Linux and Unix versions of their open source office suite will use the popular GStreamer multimedia framework for audio and video content playback. The developers initially created a multimedia solution for OpenOffice using Sun's 'Java Media Framework' (JMF) for a backend. However, OpenOffice Graphics Project Lead Kai Ahrens notes that, "Time has shown that JMF seems to be a bit outdated today and that support for appropriate decoders is still not as good as expected."

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