Philippe Normand

Morlaix, Brittany (France)

Working at Igalia since September 2009.

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Philippe Normand 19/03/2018

GStreamer’s playbin3 overview for application developers

Multimedia applications based on GStreamer usually handle playback with the playbin element. I recently added support for playbin3 in WebKit. This post aims to document the changes needed on application side to support this new generation flavour...

Philippe Normand 18/03/2018

Moving to Pelican

Time for a change! Almost 10 years ago I was starting to hack on a Blog engine with two friends, it was called Alinea and it powered this website for a long time. Back then hacking on your own Blog engine was the pre-requirement to host your blog :) But...

Philippe Normand 18/03/2018

The GNOME-Shell Gajim extension maintenance

Back in January 2011 I wrote a GNOME-Shell extension allowing Gajim users to carry on with their chats using the Empathy infrastructure and UI present in the Shell. For some time the extension was also part of the official gnome-shell-extensions module...

Philippe Normand 18/03/2018

Web Engines Hackfest 2014

Last week I attended the Web Engines Hackfest. The event was sponsored by Igalia (also hosting the event), Adobe and Collabora. As usual I spent most of the time working on the WebKitGTK+ GStreamer backend and Sebastian Dröge kindly joined and...

Philippe Normand 30/07/2017

The GNOME-Shell Gajim extension maintenance

Back in January 2011 I wrote a GNOME-Shell extension allowing Gajim users to carry on with their chats using the Empathy infrastructure and UI present in the Shell. For some time the extension was also part of the official gnome-shell-extensions module...

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video-format: Move Y210 format declaration to avoid ABI break

The Y210 format was added in the middle of the formats enum and list, introducing an ABI break. This issue was detected thanks to the gstreamer-rs test harness.

Philippe Normand15/11/2018

docs: Follow-up fix for GstPlayer new subtitle-video-offset API

These symbols were not renamed after the initial review in Bugzilla. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797134

Philippe Normand01/11/2018

gstelementfactory: Remove MEDIA_HARDWARE FactoryType

Using the MEDIA_ classifier prefix was inappropriate. It is sufficient to specify the additional klass name that element can set in their metadata. (follow-up of commit...

Philippe Normand12/10/2018

bin: Fix use-after-free issue in gst_bin_add()

gst_element_post_message() takes ownership of the message so we need to increase its refcount until we no longer require access to its data (context_type). https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797099

Philippe Normand08/09/2018