|[November 28, 2012]
GStreamer SDK Now Offers Support for Developing Multimedia Playback on Android
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
Collabora Ltd. and Fluendo S.A., two leading companies in open source
multimedia, are pleased to announce the GStreamer SDK now enables
building multimedia playback applications for Android (News - Alert) Operating System.
The latest GStreamer SDK introduces Android support for GStreamer,
allowing the powerful framework to be leveraged by Android applications
for advanced multimedia capabilities. It also includes improvements for
Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. It is freely available to download at http://www.gstreamer.com.
The GStreamer SDK facilitates the use and implementation of GStreamer, a
multimedia framework chosen by many Fortune 500 companies, for the
development of cross-platform and cross-architecture applications with
multimedia needs, to meet the expectations of server, desktop, mobile,
IVI, STB, digital signage environments.
The GStreamer SDK for Android is targeted at API Level 9 (Android 2.3.1,
Gingerbread) or higher. However, due to some of the restrictions of
previous versions of Android, some features such as hardware
acceleration are only available from API Level 16 (Android 4.1, Jelly
GStreamer.com offers access to development resources
The release of the SDK for Android aims to facilitate the adoption and
development of the GStreamer framework on the mobile platforms.
Developers have free access to the SDK, extensive documentation,
tutorials and instructions for installing GStreamer and getting started.
"Fluendo is very excited about spanning new platforms and adding
features to the GStreamer SDK. With the increasing importance of Android
in the distribution nd consumption of multimedia, the new SDK version
will be yet another step in the mission of democratizing the use of
GStreamer as a versatile and powerful tool to develop amazing
applications everywhere," said Julien Moutte, co-founder and CTO of
"Collabora is proud to be part of the GStreamer SDK effort to further
expand GStreamer's platform support. The latest release brings the full
features and capabilities of the GStreamer SDK to Android. This allows
application developers to create more powerful, cross-platform
multimedia applications all the while facilitating differentiation and
value-add for Android platform developers," said Philippe Kalaf,
co-founder and CEO of Collabora.
GStreamer is an advanced open source multimedia framework used in a wide
range of operating systems and devices. The GStreamer project aims at
providing a modern and modular system suitable for any major multimedia
product. GStreamer is already the de-facto multimedia platform for Linux
based operating systems and with the GStreamer 1.0 release series the
power of GStreamer is available to an even wider audience.
About the GStreamer SDK
The GStreamer SDK is a free and open source cross-platform software
development kit that provides a consistent, well tested and high quality
multimedia sub-system for amateurs and professional developers by means
of packaged and pre-built libraries and tutorials.
Android is the world's most popular mobile platform. With Android you
can use all the Google (News - Alert) apps you know and love, plus there are more than
600,000 apps and games available on Google Play to keep you entertained,
alongside millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. Android
devices are already smart, and will only get smarter, with new features
you won't find on any other platform, letting you focus on what's
important and putting you in control of your mobile experience.
Founded in 2004 in Barcelona, Fluendo specializes in software
development and consulting services to enable multimedia on multiple
devices and operating systems. Fluendo employs several of the central
developers of GStreamer, an Open Source (News - Alert) framework which is quickly
establishing itself as the de-facto standard multimedia framework for
GNU/Linux and UNIX systems. Fluendo provides a wide range of products
under and above GStreamer, including proprietary codecs (together with
their respective patent licenses), a streaming server, and the Fluendo
DVD Player. Fluendo develops multimedia software to offer cross-platform
and open source-based multimedia solutions for wide variety of devices,
always aiming at proposing an innovative perspective of entertainment.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK with a network of developers worldwide,
Collabora Ltd. is a software consultancy specializing in delivering the
benefits of open source to the commercial world. Collabora combines
years of open source software expertise with hard-won experience from
working in the mobile and consumer electronics industries. They help
clients effectively take open source technologies from the community to
real-world consumers, re-using existing components to reduce time to
market and focus on product differentiation.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
OS is a trademark of Apple (News - Alert) Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
is a trademark of Microsoft in the U.S. and other countries.
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