i use gstreamer for an audio player i’ve written, though i must
confess i don’t fully understand it - and the documentation i can find
online is not always terribly helpful.
for some reason i don’t seem to have the “spider” plugin… i’m
running ubuntu 10.4, and have installed all of the plugin packages
(base, good, bad, and ugly,) through the package manager, but
gst-inspect shows no spider plugin.
at the moment i’m using the “mad” plugin, which only allows for mp3
playback. when i try to use spider as a decoder, like this:
decoder = Gst::ElementFactory.make(“spider”, “foo”)
i get an error “…:in `add’: Gst::Element expected”
any ideas how i can install the spider plugin?
as a side question… anyone know of other sound libraries for ruby
that are as functional as gstreamer, but perhaps better documented?