GstAggregator

GstAggregator — manages a set of pads with the purpose of aggregating their buffers.

Functions

Types and Values

Description

Manages a set of pads with the purpose of aggregating their buffers. Control is given to the subclass when all pads have data.

  • Base class for mixers and muxers. Subclasses should at least implement the GstAggregatorClass.aggregate() virtual method.

  • When data is queued on all pads, tha aggregate vmethod is called.

  • One can peek at the data on any given GstAggregatorPad with the gst_aggregator_pad_get_buffer() method, and take ownership of it with the gst_aggregator_pad_steal_buffer() method. When a buffer has been taken with steal_buffer(), a new buffer can be queued on that pad.

  • If the subclass wishes to push a buffer downstream in its aggregate implementation, it should do so through the gst_aggregator_finish_buffer() method. This method will take care of sending and ordering mandatory events such as stream start, caps and segment.

  • Same goes for EOS events, which should not be pushed directly by the subclass, it should instead return GST_FLOW_EOS in its aggregate implementation.

  • Note that the aggregator logic regarding gap event handling is to turn these into gap buffers with matching PTS and duration. It will also flag these buffers with GST_BUFFER_FLAG_GAP and GST_BUFFER_FLAG_DROPPABLE to ease their identification and subsequent processing.

Functions

gst_aggregator_finish_buffer ()

GstFlowReturn
gst_aggregator_finish_buffer (GstAggregator *agg,
                              GstBuffer *buffer);

This method will push the provided output buffer downstream. If needed, mandatory events such as stream-start, caps, and segment events will be sent before pushing the buffer.

Parameters

self

The GstAggregator

 

buffer

the GstBuffer to push.

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gst_aggregator_set_src_caps ()

void
gst_aggregator_set_src_caps (GstAggregator *agg,
                             GstCaps *caps);

Sets the caps to be used on the src pad.

Parameters

self

The GstAggregator

 

caps

The GstCaps to set on the src pad.

 

gst_aggregator_iterate_sinkpads ()

gboolean
gst_aggregator_iterate_sinkpads (GstAggregator *self,
                                 GstAggregatorPadForeachFunc func,
                                 gpointer user_data);

Iterate the sinkpads of aggregator to call a function on them.

This method guarantees that func will be called only once for each sink pad.

Parameters

self

The GstAggregator

 

func

The function to call.

[scope call]

user_data

The data to pass to func .

[closure]

gst_aggregator_get_latency ()

GstClockTime
gst_aggregator_get_latency (GstAggregator *self);

Retrieves the latency values reported by self in response to the latency query, or GST_CLOCK_TIME_NONE if there is not live source connected and the element will not wait for the clock.

Typically only called by subclasses.

Parameters

self

a GstAggregator

 

Returns

The latency or GST_CLOCK_TIME_NONE if the element does not sync

Types and Values

struct GstAggregator

struct GstAggregator {
  GstElement               parent;

  GstPad                *  srcpad;

  /* Only access with the object lock held */
  GstSegment               segment;
};

Aggregator base class object structure.

Members

GstElement parent;

   

GstPad *srcpad;

the aggregator's source pad

 

GstSegment segment;

the output segment

 

struct GstAggregatorClass

struct GstAggregatorClass {
  GstElementClass   parent_class;

  GType             sinkpads_type;

  GstFlowReturn     (*flush)          (GstAggregator    *  aggregator);

  GstFlowReturn     (*clip)           (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstAggregatorPad *  aggregator_pad,
                                       GstBuffer        *  buf,
                                       GstBuffer        ** outbuf);

  /* sinkpads virtual methods */
  gboolean          (*sink_event)     (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstAggregatorPad *  aggregator_pad,
                                       GstEvent         *  event);

  gboolean          (*sink_query)     (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstAggregatorPad *  aggregator_pad,
                                       GstQuery         *  query);

  /* srcpad virtual methods */
  gboolean          (*src_event)      (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstEvent         *  event);

  gboolean          (*src_query)      (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstQuery         *  query);

  gboolean          (*src_activate)   (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       GstPadMode          mode,
                                       gboolean            active);

  GstFlowReturn     (*aggregate)      (GstAggregator    *  aggregator,
                                       gboolean            timeout);

  gboolean          (*stop)           (GstAggregator    *  aggregator);

  gboolean          (*start)          (GstAggregator    *  aggregator);

  GstClockTime      (*get_next_time)  (GstAggregator    *  aggregator);
};

The aggregator base class will handle in a thread-safe way all manners of concurrent flushes, seeks, pad additions and removals, leaving to the subclass the responsibility of clipping buffers, and aggregating buffers in the way the implementor sees fit.

It will also take care of event ordering (stream-start, segment, eos).

Basically, a basic implementation will override aggregate , and call _finish_buffer from inside that function.

Members

GstElementClass parent_class;

   

GType sinkpads_type;

Optional. The type of the pads that should be created when GstElement.request_new_pad is called.

 

flush ()

Optional. Called after a succesful flushing seek, once all the flush stops have been received. Flush pad-specific data in GstAggregatorPad->flush.

 

clip ()

Optional. Called when a buffer is received on a sink pad, the task of clipping it and translating it to the current segment falls on the subclass.

 

sink_event ()

Optional. Called when an event is received on a sink pad, the subclass should always chain up.

 

sink_query ()

Optional. Called when a query is received on a sink pad, the subclass should always chain up.

 

src_event ()

Optional. Called when an event is received on the src pad, the subclass should always chain up.

 

src_query ()

Optional. Called when a query is received on the src pad, the subclass should always chain up.

 

src_activate ()

Optional. Called when the src pad is activated, it will start/stop its pad task right after that call.

 

aggregate ()

Mandatory. Called when buffers are queued on all sinkpads. Classes should iterate the GstElement->sinkpads and peek or steal buffers from the GstAggregatorPads. If the subclass returns GST_FLOW_EOS, sending of the eos event will be taken care of. Once / if a buffer has been constructed from the aggregated buffers, the subclass should call _finish_buffer.

 

stop ()

Optional. Called when the element goes from PAUSED to READY. The subclass should free all resources and reset its state.

 

start ()

Optional. Called when the element goes from READY to PAUSED. The subclass should get ready to process aggregated buffers.

 

get_next_time ()

Optional. Called when the element needs to know the time of the next rendered buffer for live pipelines. This causes deadline based aggregation to occur. Defaults to returning GST_CLOCK_TIME_NONE causing the element to wait for buffers on all sink pads before aggregating.

 

See Also

gstcollectpads for historical reasons.