[vlc-devel] GSM decoder

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Sun Jun 1 22:29:07 CEST 2003

After having spent some more time working on the core (The QT lib 
o.a.), I'm now convinced I have finally learned enough to tackle that 
GSM decoder. I have spent some time investigating this decoder, and all 
applications essentially use the same codebase.


There doesn't seem to be a real linux maintainer of the sourcecode, and 
libgsm is not included in any of the Linux distros (with the exception 
of debian, but no real 'source'/maintainer there either). The code has 
no real base other then the above site, which is only providing the 
original (1994) sourcecode.

Most software xine, mplayer and several audio de/transcoders simply use 
their own inline version of gsm610. So i could of course do the same 
for this code. However, i think it's better if everyone used one common 
library. Could Videolan be a host for this? I think it just needs a new 
configure and Makefile, to make this a proper library.

Something else. If i simply were to add it to VLC, does the code need 
to be rewritten to our coding standards/rules? i think that would be 
more a source of problems.


Videolan - VLC media player
Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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