Use different engine than GStreamer
Hello. I would like to know how I could use a different engine/ backend than GStreamer, in the preferences it is grayed out, and I cannot edit the config file since it reverts back to original when I launch the player. Many thanks!
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Strawberry can be used with VLC too, but it needs to be enabled at compile-time.
However, the functionality is very limited, no gapless playback, no analyzer, no equalizer, limited streaming capabilities, no cd-playback, transcoding, etc. I do not plan to work on it, or fix any issues related to VLC, it is mainly there for testing purposes.
We had Xine too (as you might know), but I dropped it a while ago, no-one has shown any interest in working on it, and I no longer use it. Actually when I started out with this fork it only had Xine as the engine.
@jonas Thank you for the informative answer! The reason I wanted to make the switch is because of a gapless playback issue with GStreamer while playing mp3 files, but I guess I will stick to it and update my library. Many thanks!