The long-awaited GStreamer 1.18 has finally been released!

GStreamer 1.18 includes various exciting features especially new Windows plugins: Direct3D11, Media Foundation, UWP support, DXGI desktop capture and rewrite of the WASAPI audio plugin using Windows 10 APIs.

In this blog post, I’d like to briefly talk about the future work needed to optimize GStreamer support for Windows-specific features, with a focus on the Media Foundation plugin😊

GStreamer’s Media Foundation plugin was implemented to support various hardware using modern Windows APIs. …

Seungha Yang

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