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Bug 626027 - [tag] Add GST_TAG_APPLICATION_NAME
Product: GStreamer
Classification: Platform
Component: gstreamer (core)
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
: 0.10.31
Assigned To: GStreamer Maintainers
GStreamer Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-08-04 14:27 UTC by Thiago Sousa Santos
Modified: 2010-08-09 21:10 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
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tag: Adds GST_TAG_SOFTWARE tag (2.09 KB, patch)
2010-08-04 14:27 UTC, Thiago Sousa Santos
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Description Thiago Sousa Santos 2010-08-04 14:27:06 UTC
Add a new tag to represent software used to create a media. I think the same tag can be used to represent firmware (when it applies).

From the exif spec:

"This tag records the name and version of the software or firmware of the camera or image input device used to generate the image."

So, I want a tag I'd be able to map into this, of course there are other uses for it :)
Comment 1 Thiago Sousa Santos 2010-08-04 14:27:35 UTC
Created attachment 167115 [details] [review]
tag: Adds GST_TAG_SOFTWARE tag

Adds a new tag for representing software/firmware names
Comment 2 Thiago Sousa Santos 2010-08-04 14:33:58 UTC
GST_TAG_CREATOR_TOOL is another name I could give to this tag if someone doesn't like _SOFTWARE :)
Comment 3 Tim-Philipp Müller 2010-08-04 14:47:37 UTC
Works for me, but if someone can think of a name that emphasises that this is meant for the *application*, even better (GStreamer and encoding libraries are software as well, after all). Not so much a fan of CREATOR_TOOL.
Comment 4 Thiago Sousa Santos 2010-08-04 14:57:09 UTC
GST_TAG_APPLICATION would work for me too.
Comment 5 Tim-Philipp Müller 2010-08-06 13:04:07 UTC

In the absence of other opinions, just pick whichever you like best and go with that :)
Comment 6 Thiago Sousa Santos 2010-08-09 21:09:57 UTC
commit 261ef606e2a062b165ef1848852a72f1e9b28100
Author: Thiago Santos <>
Date:   Wed Aug 4 11:24:12 2010 -0300

    Adds a new tag for representing application used to create
    a media