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GStreamer Plugin Writer’s Guide 0. Gradle Plugin User Gui Table of Contents I.

Who Should Read This Guide? Structure of This Guide Data, Buffers and Events Getting the GStreamer Plugin Templates Using the Project Stamp Examining the Basic Code Building a Test Application Caps negotiation use cases Upstream caps re negotiation Implementing a getcaps function The pad activation stage Pads driving the pipeline Building a Simple Format for Testing Request and Sometimes pads Flow of data between elements and time Obligations of each element.

The Data Processing Loop How to Implement Interfaces Tagging Metadata and Streaminfo Reading Tags from Streams Writing Tags to Streams Seeking, Navigation and More Creating special element types Writing a transformation element Writing a Demuxer or Parser Writing a N-to-1 Element or Muxer Things to check when writing an element Querying, events and the like How to license the code you write for GStreamer Table of Example Types Table of Audio Types Table of Video Types Table of Container Types Table of Subtitle Types Table of Other Types Introduction GStreamer is an extremely powerful and versatile framework for creating streaming media applications.

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Many of the virtues of the GStreamer framework come from its modularity: GStreamer can seamlessly incorporate new plugin modules. But because modularity and power often come at a cost of greater complexity consider, for example, CORBA http: This guide is intended to help you understand the GStreamer framework version 0.

The guide addresses most issues by following the development of an example plugin – an audio? However, the later parts of the guide also present some issues involved in writing other types of plugins, and the end of the guide describes some of the Python bindings for GStreamer.

Writing a Plugin

GStreamer is a framework for creating streaming media applications. The fundamental design comes gsrteamer the video pipeline at Oregon Graduate Institute, as well as some ideas from DirectShow. The GStreamer framework is designed to make it easy to write applications that handle audio or video or both. The pipeline design is made to have little overhead above what the applied?


This makes GStreamer a good framework for designing even high-end audio applications which put high demands on latency. One of the the most obvious uses of GStreamer is using it to build a media player.

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GStreamer, however, is much more than just another media player. The framework is based on plugins that will provide the various codec and other functionality. The plugins can be linked and arranged in a pipeline. Pipelines can also gstrsamer edited with a GUI editor and saved as XML so that pipeline libraries can be made with a minimum of effort. The GStreamer core function is to provide a framework for plugins, data? It rwiter provides an API to write applications using the various plugins.

This guide explains how to write new modules for GStreamer.

The guide is relevant to several groups of people: Anyone who wants to add support for new ways of processing data in GStreamer. Driter example, a person in this group might want to create a new data format converter, a new visualization tool, or a new decoder or encoder. Anyone who wants to add support for new gsrteamer and output devices.

For example, people in this group might want to add the ability to write to a new video output system or read data from a digital camera or special microphone.

Anyone who wants to extend GStreamer in any way. You need to have an understanding of how the plugin system works before you can understand the constraints that the plugin system places on the rest of the code.

Also, you might be surprised after reading this at how much can be done gztreamer plugins. This guide is not relevant to you if you only want to use the existing functionality of GStreamer, or if you just want to use an application that uses GStreamer. If you are only interested in using existing plugins to write a new application – and there are quite a lot of plugins already – you might want to check gstreamee GStreamer Application Development Manual.

If you are just trying to get help with a GStreamer application, then you should check with the user manual for that particular application. Preliminary Reading This guide assumes that you are somewhat familiar with the basic workings of GStreamer.

Also check out the other documentation available on the GStreamer web site http: In order to understand this manual, you will need to have a basic understanding of the C guie. Since GStreamer adheres to the GObject programming model, this guide also assumes that gstramer understand the basics of GObject http: Structure of This Guide To help you navigate through this guide, it is divided into several large parts.


Each part addresses a particular broad topic concerning GStreamer plugin development. The parts of this guide are laid out in the following order: Building a Plugin – Introduction to the structure of a plugin, using an example audio?

This part covers all the basic steps you generally need to perform to build a plugin, such as registering the element with GStreamer and setting up the basics so it can receive data from and send data to neighbour elements. The discussion begins by giving examples of generating the basic structures and registering an element in Constructing the Boilerplate. Then, you will learn how to write the code to get a basic? After that, we will show some of the GObject concepts on how to make an element con?

We will just touch upon basics here. Preface Application Development Manual http: After learning about the basic steps, you should be able to create a functional audio or video? However, GStreamer offers more for plugin writers. This part of the guide includes chapters on more advanced plufin, such as scheduling, media type de?

Since these features are purpose-speci? It is not very in-depth, but is mostly some sort of an introduction on why other things work as they do.

Next, we will apply this knowledge and discuss another type of data transmission than what you learned in Chapter 5: Loop-based elements will give you more control over input rate. This is useful when writing, for example, muxers wrietr demuxers. Next, we will discuss media identi? You will learn how to de? In the next chapter, you will learn the concept of request- and sometimes-pads, which are pads that are created dynamically, either because the application asked for it request or because the media stream requires it sometimes.

This will be in Chapter The next chapter, Chapter 14, will explain the concept of clocks in GStreamer. The next few chapters will discuss advanced ways of doing application-element interaction. We will discuss dynamic parameters, which are a way of de? Next, you will learn about interfaces in Chapter