How do I learn GStreamer?

How do I learn GStreamer?

Now let’s start with Top 5 resources I use to learn Gstreamer.

  1. #1. Official Documentation.
  2. #2. Gstreamer Github Page.
  3. #3. Gstreamer conference videos.
  4. #4. PyGObject documentation.
  5. #5. Gstreamer pipeline profiling tool (GstShark)

How do I use GStreamer with OBS?

OBS has a plug-in, that allows to specify a pipeline as a source….To make it working:

  1. install GStreamer.
  2. add the bin folder to the system PATH.
  3. place the obs-gstreamer. dll plug-in in the obs-plugins folder.
  4. check the documentation for usage details.

How do you make a GStreamer pipeline diagram?


  1. Install dot: sudo apt-get install graphviz.
  2. In the target, run: # export GST_DEBUG_DUMP_DOT_DIR=/tmp/
  3. Run your pipeline, for example: # gst-launch-1.0 audiotestsrc num-buffers=1000 !
  4. In your host machine, generate the diagram from the dot file.
  5. Open up your image.

What is queue in GStreamer?

The queue element adds a thread boundary to the pipeline and support for buffering. The input side will put buffers into a queue, which is then emptied on the output side from another thread.

How do I debug GStreamer?

Debugging messages can be printed in stderr by using the GST_DEBUG environment variable (if gstreamer has been compiled with –enable-gst-debug, which is default). For example: GST_DEBUG=audiotestsrc:5 gst-launch audiotestsrc ! fakesink will log everything (5) from the audiotestsrc element.

What are the tutorials in GStreamer?

The tutorials are organized in sections, revolving about a common theme: Basic tutorials: Describe general topics required to understand the rest of tutorials in GStreamer. Playback tutorials: Explain everything you need to know to produce a media playback application using GStreamer.

How to add GStreamer libraries to pkg-config?

Depending on the GStreamer libraries you need to use, you will have to add more packages to the pkg-config command, besides gstreamer-1.0 At the bottom of each tutorial’s source code you will find the command for that specific tutorial, including the required libraries, in the required order.

Which Linux distribution should I use for GStreamer?

GStreamer is included in all Linux distributions. We recommend using the latest version of a fast moving distribution such as Fedora, Ubuntu (non-LTS), Debian sid or OpenSuse to get a recent GStreamer release. All the commands given in this section are intended to be typed in from a terminal.

How to tell which GStreamer Library I am calling?

You can always tell which library you are calling because all GStreamer functions, structures and types have the gst_prefix, whereas GLib and GObject use g_. Sources of documentation You have the GObjectand GLibreference guides, and, of course the upstream GStreamer documentation.