Winegstreamer entry on Wine FAQ Wiki Page

Rosanne DiMesio dimesio at
Thu Apr 7 06:14:14 CDT 2016

On Thu, 7 Apr 2016 02:54:28 -0400
NP-Hardass <NP-Hardass at> wrote:

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> Hello,
> About a month ago, I created a Wine Wiki account and requested that it
> be activated, explicitly so that I could add an entry to the FAQ page
> [1].  After going to reference this new entry to someone today, I
> noticed that my changes were reverted soon after my submission and the
> page was subsequently locked [2].  This submission was made after
> consulting wine developer, Sebastian Lackner.
> I think this information would be very useful to users starting to
> adopt Winegstreamer, now that Andrew Eikum has updated it to gstreamer
> 1.0 and it is functioning again.  I'd like to inquire why the change
> was reverted, if my content is deemed unnecessary, and if not, why it
> was not moved elsewhere.
> - -- 
> NP-Hardass
> Gentoo Wine maintainer
> [1]
> [2]

I reverted the item because:

1. It is not a frequently asked question. As written, it is not even a question.
2. The "answer" to this non-question served no purpose other than to advertise a third party project, giving the impression that it was officially recommended and supported here. 

The "information" in that item is not needed. If users are missing a gstreamer plugin needed by one of their apps, they will find it out as soon as they try to run the app. The console output will have a message from gstreamer complaining about the codec that was not found, and one from Wine suggesting a missing plugin. Users might need help figuring out exactly which package to install, but the "tool for developers to build and test DirectShow Graphs" project you were trying to drive traffic to won't help with that. 

The wiki is not a venue for free advertising.

Rosanne DiMesio
dimesio at

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