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Re: GStreamer xwidget

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: GStreamer xwidget
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 01:11:39 -0500

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  > > If so, does selecting gst-plugins-good statically link _all_ of the
  > > free plugins?  If not that, then what?

  > Asking for gst-plugins-base and gst-plugins-good will result in
  > GStreamer dynamically linking with the free plugins.  As long as Emacs C
  > code doesn't explictly tell GStreamer to load the ugly or bad plugins,
  > which are non-free, GStreamer will never load them.

This sounds mostly good, but this worries me:

  > > Does the choice of one of those inevitably have to be made when
  > > building Emacs?

  > No, see below.

I don't see any specifics about that point, and it is an important point.

Can you please show me precisely how Emacs would specify which plugins
to load?  What are the specifications of the interface?
What does the code actually look like?  If it uses any macros,
what does it macroexpand into?

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
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