What is GStreamer?
It is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
GStreamer is a tool in the Media Transcoding category of a tech stack.
GStreamer is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to GStreamer's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like GStreamer?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use GStreamer
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- Comprehensive Core Library
- Intelligent Plugin Architecture
- Broad Coverage of Multimedia Technologies
- Extensive Development Tools
GStreamer Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to GStreamer?
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The universal multimedia toolkit.
Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.
OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.
imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and edit images simply by changing their URLs.
Amazon Elastic Transcoder
Convert or transcode media files from their source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs. Create a transcoding “job” specifying the location of your source media file and how you want it transcoded. Amazon Elastic Transcoder also provides transcoding presets for popular output formats. All these features are available via service API, AWS SDKs and the AWS Management Console.