The new GStreamer SDK is out, with Android support

Time flies! It’s been only a few months since the first release, and yet my pals at Collabora and Fluendo have just announced the availability of another major release of the GStreamer Software Development Kit.

Following up on the 2012.9 “Amazon” release, this SDK release, codenamed “Brahmaputra”, reveals a natural pattern: akin to the river of the same name, it streams down from the Himalayas, brings the coolness downstream, keeps flowing and breathes life onto the lands.

Evening on the Brahmaputra River, by Vikramjit Kakati

A particularly interesting piece of land that now gets irrigated by the flow of GStreamer is the Android plateau (some say platform, but that’s less geographically-fitting!).

Yep, you heard that right, pioneers of the open world! The land of Android is now fertile, free and wide open to rapid development of multimedia applications with GStreamer. Go ahead and try it out today, let us know how it helps you Get Things Done—and how GStreamer can be made even better!

The SDK currently supports a bunch of Linux distributions, Windows (from XP to 8), Mac OS, and Android 2.3.1 and newer (some features such as hardware acceleration will require Android 4.1 or newer). It is fully documented, free as in both, and has a sexy website (what more could you ask for?).