GstTagSetter

GstTagSetter — Element interface that allows setting and retrieval of media metadata

Synopsis

#include <gst/gst.h>

                    GstTagSetter;
struct              GstTagSetterIFace;
void                gst_tag_setter_reset_tags           (GstTagSetter *setter);
void                gst_tag_setter_merge_tags           (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         const GstTagList *list,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode);
void                gst_tag_setter_add_tags             (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         ...);
void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_value        (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         const GValue *value);
void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_values       (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         ...);
void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist       (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         va_list var_args);
void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist_values
                                                        (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         va_list var_args);
const GstTagList *  gst_tag_setter_get_tag_list         (GstTagSetter *setter);
void                gst_tag_setter_set_tag_merge_mode   (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode);
GstTagMergeMode     gst_tag_setter_get_tag_merge_mode   (GstTagSetter *setter);

Object Hierarchy

  GInterface
   +----GstTagSetter

Prerequisites

GstTagSetter requires GstElement.

Description

Element interface that allows setting of media metadata.

Elements that support changing a stream's metadata will implement this interface. Examples of such elements are 'vorbisenc', 'theoraenc' and 'id3v2mux'.

If you just want to retrieve metadata in your application then all you need to do is watch for tag messages on your pipeline's bus. This interface is only for setting metadata, not for extracting it. To set tags from the application, find tagsetter elements and set tags using e.g. gst_tag_setter_merge_tags() or gst_tag_setter_add_tags(). Also consider setting the GstTagMergeMode that is used for tag events that arrive at the tagsetter element (default mode is to keep existing tags). The application should do that before the element goes to GST_STATE_PAUSED.

Elements implementing the GstTagSetter interface often have to merge any tags received from upstream and the tags set by the application via the interface. This can be done like this:

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GstTagMergeMode merge_mode;
const GstTagList *application_tags;
const GstTagList *event_tags;
GstTagSetter *tagsetter;
GstTagList *result;
 
tagsetter = GST_TAG_SETTER (element);
 
merge_mode = gst_tag_setter_get_tag_merge_mode (tagsetter);
application_tags = gst_tag_setter_get_tag_list (tagsetter);
event_tags = (const GstTagList *) element->event_tags;
 
GST_LOG_OBJECT (tagsetter, "merging tags, merge mode = %d", merge_mode);
GST_LOG_OBJECT (tagsetter, "event tags: %" GST_PTR_FORMAT, event_tags);
GST_LOG_OBJECT (tagsetter, "set   tags: %" GST_PTR_FORMAT, application_tags);
 
result = gst_tag_list_merge (application_tags, event_tags, merge_mode);
 
GST_LOG_OBJECT (tagsetter, "final tags: %" GST_PTR_FORMAT, result);

Last reviewed on 2006-05-18 (0.10.6)

Details

GstTagSetter

typedef struct _GstTagSetter GstTagSetter;

Opaque GstTagSetter data structure.


struct GstTagSetterIFace

struct GstTagSetterIFace {
  GTypeInterface g_iface;

  /* signals */

  /* virtual table */
};

GstTagSetterIFace interface.

GTypeInterface g_iface;

parent interface type.

gst_tag_setter_reset_tags ()

void                gst_tag_setter_reset_tags           (GstTagSetter *setter);

Reset the internal taglist. Elements should call this from within the state-change handler.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

Since 0.10.22


gst_tag_setter_merge_tags ()

void                gst_tag_setter_merge_tags           (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         const GstTagList *list,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode);

Merges the given list into the setter's list using the given mode.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

list :

a tag list to merge from

mode :

the mode to merge with

gst_tag_setter_add_tags ()

void                gst_tag_setter_add_tags             (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         ...);

Adds the given tag / value pairs on the setter using the given merge mode. The list must be terminated with NULL.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

the mode to use

tag :

tag to set

... :

more tag / value pairs to set

gst_tag_setter_add_tag_value ()

void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_value        (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         const GValue *value);

Adds the given tag / GValue pair on the setter using the given merge mode.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

the mode to use

tag :

tag to set

value :

GValue to set for the tag

Since 0.10.24


gst_tag_setter_add_tag_values ()

void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_values       (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         ...);

Adds the given tag / GValue pairs on the setter using the given merge mode. The list must be terminated with NULL.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

the mode to use

tag :

tag to set

... :

more tag / GValue pairs to set

gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist ()

void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist       (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         va_list var_args);

Adds the given tag / value pairs on the setter using the given merge mode. The list must be terminated with NULL.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

the mode to use

tag :

tag to set

var_args :

tag / value pairs to set

gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist_values ()

void                gst_tag_setter_add_tag_valist_values
                                                        (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode,
                                                         const gchar *tag,
                                                         va_list var_args);

Adds the given tag / GValue pairs on the setter using the given merge mode. The list must be terminated with NULL.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

the mode to use

tag :

tag to set

var_args :

tag / GValue pairs to set

gst_tag_setter_get_tag_list ()

const GstTagList *  gst_tag_setter_get_tag_list         (GstTagSetter *setter);

Returns the current list of tags the setter uses. The list should not be modified or freed.

This function is not thread-safe.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

Returns :

a current snapshot of the taglist used in the setter or NULL if none is used. [transfer none]

gst_tag_setter_set_tag_merge_mode ()

void                gst_tag_setter_set_tag_merge_mode   (GstTagSetter *setter,
                                                         GstTagMergeMode mode);

Sets the given merge mode that is used for adding tags from events to tags specified by this interface. The default is GST_TAG_MERGE_KEEP, which keeps the tags set with this interface and discards tags from events.

setter :

a GstTagSetter

mode :

The mode with which tags are added

gst_tag_setter_get_tag_merge_mode ()

GstTagMergeMode     gst_tag_setter_get_tag_merge_mode   (GstTagSetter *setter);

Queries the mode by which tags inside the setter are overwritten by tags from events

setter :

a GstTagSetter

Returns :

the merge mode used inside the element.