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Pro JavaFX 2: A Definitive Guide to Rich Clients with Java Technology by Johan Vos Ph.D., Weiqi Gao Ph.D., Dean Iverson, Stephen Chin, James L. Weaver

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C H A P T E R   8

Using the Media Classes

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

—Walt Disney

In the previous chapters you have learned how to create applications using the JavaFX library. Now we make good use of that knowledge while creating applications that explore the audio and video capabilities of the JavaFX platform.

The Foundation

The media classes in JavaFX are based on an open source multimedia framework named GStreamer.1 This is a big change from the media library in previous versions of JavaFX where the native media capabilities of the various supported platforms were used directly. In comparison, the new GStreamer-based library provides ...

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