GstBaseSink

GstBaseSink — Base class for sink elements

Functions

gboolean gst_base_sink_query_latency ()
GstClockTime gst_base_sink_get_latency ()
GstFlowReturn gst_base_sink_do_preroll ()
GstFlowReturn gst_base_sink_wait ()
GstFlowReturn gst_base_sink_wait_preroll ()
GstClockReturn gst_base_sink_wait_clock ()
void gst_base_sink_set_sync ()
gboolean gst_base_sink_get_sync ()
void gst_base_sink_set_max_lateness ()
gint64 gst_base_sink_get_max_lateness ()
void gst_base_sink_set_qos_enabled ()
gboolean gst_base_sink_is_qos_enabled ()
void gst_base_sink_set_async_enabled ()
gboolean gst_base_sink_is_async_enabled ()
void gst_base_sink_set_ts_offset ()
GstClockTimeDiff gst_base_sink_get_ts_offset ()
void gst_base_sink_set_render_delay ()
GstClockTime gst_base_sink_get_render_delay ()
GstSample * gst_base_sink_get_last_sample ()
void gst_base_sink_set_blocksize ()
guint gst_base_sink_get_blocksize ()
guint64 gst_base_sink_get_throttle_time ()
void gst_base_sink_set_throttle_time ()
void gst_base_sink_set_max_bitrate ()
guint64 gst_base_sink_get_max_bitrate ()
void gst_base_sink_set_last_sample_enabled ()
gboolean gst_base_sink_is_last_sample_enabled ()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PAD()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_COND()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_BROADCAST()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_LOCK()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_SIGNAL()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_TRYLOCK()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_UNLOCK()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT()
#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT_UNTIL()

Properties

gboolean async Read / Write
guint blocksize Read / Write
gboolean enable-last-sample Read / Write
GstSample * last-sample Read
guint64 max-bitrate Read / Write
gint64 max-lateness Read / Write
gboolean qos Read / Write
guint64 render-delay Read / Write
gboolean sync Read / Write
guint64 throttle-time Read / Write
gint64 ts-offset Read / Write

Types and Values

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GInitiallyUnowned
        ╰── GstObject
            ╰── GstElement
                ╰── GstBaseSink

Includes

#include <gst/base/gstbasesink.h>

Description

GstBaseSink is the base class for sink elements in GStreamer, such as xvimagesink or filesink. It is a layer on top of GstElement that provides a simplified interface to plugin writers. GstBaseSink handles many details for you, for example: preroll, clock synchronization, state changes, activation in push or pull mode, and queries.

In most cases, when writing sink elements, there is no need to implement class methods from GstElement or to set functions on pads, because the GstBaseSink infrastructure should be sufficient.

GstBaseSink provides support for exactly one sink pad, which should be named "sink". A sink implementation (subclass of GstBaseSink) should install a pad template in its class_init function, like so:

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static void
my_element_class_init (GstMyElementClass *klass)
{
  GstElementClass *gstelement_class = GST_ELEMENT_CLASS (klass);

  // sinktemplate should be a #GstStaticPadTemplate with direction
  // %GST_PAD_SINK and name "sink"
  gst_element_class_add_pad_template (gstelement_class,
      gst_static_pad_template_get (&sinktemplate));

  gst_element_class_set_static_metadata (gstelement_class,
      "Sink name",
      "Sink",
      "My Sink element",
      "The author <my.sink@my.email>");
}

GstBaseSink will handle the prerolling correctly. This means that it will return GST_STATE_CHANGE_ASYNC from a state change to PAUSED until the first buffer arrives in this element. The base class will call the GstBaseSinkClass.preroll() vmethod with this preroll buffer and will then commit the state change to the next asynchronously pending state.

When the element is set to PLAYING, GstBaseSink will synchronise on the clock using the times returned from GstBaseSinkClass.get_times(). If this function returns GST_CLOCK_TIME_NONE for the start time, no synchronisation will be done. Synchronisation can be disabled entirely by setting the object “sync” property to FALSE.

After synchronisation the virtual method GstBaseSinkClass.render() will be called. Subclasses should minimally implement this method.

Subclasses that synchronise on the clock in the GstBaseSinkClass.render() method are supported as well. These classes typically receive a buffer in the render method and can then potentially block on the clock while rendering. A typical example is an audiosink. These subclasses can use gst_base_sink_wait_preroll() to perform the blocking wait.

Upon receiving the EOS event in the PLAYING state, GstBaseSink will wait for the clock to reach the time indicated by the stop time of the last GstBaseSinkClass.get_times() call before posting an EOS message. When the element receives EOS in PAUSED, preroll completes, the event is queued and an EOS message is posted when going to PLAYING.

GstBaseSink will internally use the GST_EVENT_SEGMENT events to schedule synchronisation and clipping of buffers. Buffers that fall completely outside of the current segment are dropped. Buffers that fall partially in the segment are rendered (and prerolled). Subclasses should do any subbuffer clipping themselves when needed.

GstBaseSink will by default report the current playback position in GST_FORMAT_TIME based on the current clock time and segment information. If no clock has been set on the element, the query will be forwarded upstream.

The GstBaseSinkClass.set_caps() function will be called when the subclass should configure itself to process a specific media type.

The GstBaseSinkClass.start() and GstBaseSinkClass.stop() virtual methods will be called when resources should be allocated. Any GstBaseSinkClass.preroll(), GstBaseSinkClass.render() and GstBaseSinkClass.set_caps() function will be called between the GstBaseSinkClass.start() and GstBaseSinkClass.stop() calls.

The GstBaseSinkClass.event() virtual method will be called when an event is received by GstBaseSink. Normally this method should only be overridden by very specific elements (such as file sinks) which need to handle the newsegment event specially.

The GstBaseSinkClass.unlock() method is called when the elements should unblock any blocking operations they perform in the GstBaseSinkClass.render() method. This is mostly useful when the GstBaseSinkClass.render() method performs a blocking write on a file descriptor, for example.

The “max-lateness” property affects how the sink deals with buffers that arrive too late in the sink. A buffer arrives too late in the sink when the presentation time (as a combination of the last segment, buffer timestamp and element base_time) plus the duration is before the current time of the clock. If the frame is later than max-lateness, the sink will drop the buffer without calling the render method. This feature is disabled if sync is disabled, the GstBaseSinkClass.get_times() method does not return a valid start time or max-lateness is set to -1 (the default). Subclasses can use gst_base_sink_set_max_lateness() to configure the max-lateness value.

The “qos” property will enable the quality-of-service features of the basesink which gather statistics about the real-time performance of the clock synchronisation. For each buffer received in the sink, statistics are gathered and a QOS event is sent upstream with these numbers. This information can then be used by upstream elements to reduce their processing rate, for example.

The “async” property can be used to instruct the sink to never perform an ASYNC state change. This feature is mostly usable when dealing with non-synchronized streams or sparse streams.

Functions

gst_base_sink_query_latency ()

gboolean
gst_base_sink_query_latency (GstBaseSink *sink,
                             gboolean *live,
                             gboolean *upstream_live,
                             GstClockTime *min_latency,
                             GstClockTime *max_latency);

Query the sink for the latency parameters. The latency will be queried from the upstream elements. live will be TRUE if sink is configured to synchronize against the clock. upstream_live will be TRUE if an upstream element is live.

If both live and upstream_live are TRUE, the sink will want to compensate for the latency introduced by the upstream elements by setting the min_latency to a strictly positive value.

This function is mostly used by subclasses.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

live

if the sink is live.

[out][allow-none]

upstream_live

if an upstream element is live.

[out][allow-none]

min_latency

the min latency of the upstream elements.

[out][allow-none]

max_latency

the max latency of the upstream elements.

[out][allow-none]

Returns

TRUE if the query succeeded.


gst_base_sink_get_latency ()

GstClockTime
gst_base_sink_get_latency (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the currently configured latency.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

The configured latency.


gst_base_sink_do_preroll ()

GstFlowReturn
gst_base_sink_do_preroll (GstBaseSink *sink,
                          GstMiniObject *obj);

If the sink spawns its own thread for pulling buffers from upstream it should call this method after it has pulled a buffer. If the element needed to preroll, this function will perform the preroll and will then block until the element state is changed.

This function should be called with the PREROLL_LOCK held.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

obj

the mini object that caused the preroll.

[transfer none]

Returns

GST_FLOW_OK if the preroll completed and processing can continue. Any other return value should be returned from the render vmethod.


gst_base_sink_wait ()

GstFlowReturn
gst_base_sink_wait (GstBaseSink *sink,
                    GstClockTime time,
                    GstClockTimeDiff *jitter);

This function will wait for preroll to complete and will then block until time is reached. It is usually called by subclasses that use their own internal synchronisation but want to let some synchronization (like EOS) be handled by the base class.

This function should only be called with the PREROLL_LOCK held (like when receiving an EOS event in the ::event vmethod or when handling buffers in ::render).

The time argument should be the running_time of when the timeout should happen and will be adjusted with any latency and offset configured in the sink.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

time

the running_time to be reached

 

jitter

the jitter to be filled with time diff, or NULL.

[out][allow-none]

Returns

GstFlowReturn


gst_base_sink_wait_preroll ()

GstFlowReturn
gst_base_sink_wait_preroll (GstBaseSink *sink);

If the GstBaseSinkClass.render() method performs its own synchronisation against the clock it must unblock when going from PLAYING to the PAUSED state and call this method before continuing to render the remaining data.

This function will block until a state change to PLAYING happens (in which case this function returns GST_FLOW_OK) or the processing must be stopped due to a state change to READY or a FLUSH event (in which case this function returns GST_FLOW_FLUSHING).

This function should only be called with the PREROLL_LOCK held, like in the render function.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

GST_FLOW_OK if the preroll completed and processing can continue. Any other return value should be returned from the render vmethod.


gst_base_sink_wait_clock ()

GstClockReturn
gst_base_sink_wait_clock (GstBaseSink *sink,
                          GstClockTime time,
                          GstClockTimeDiff *jitter);

This function will block until time is reached. It is usually called by subclasses that use their own internal synchronisation.

If time is not valid, no synchronisation is done and GST_CLOCK_BADTIME is returned. Likewise, if synchronisation is disabled in the element or there is no clock, no synchronisation is done and GST_CLOCK_BADTIME is returned.

This function should only be called with the PREROLL_LOCK held, like when receiving an EOS event in the GstBaseSinkClass.event() vmethod or when receiving a buffer in the GstBaseSinkClass.render() vmethod.

The time argument should be the running_time of when this method should return and is not adjusted with any latency or offset configured in the sink.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

time

the running_time to be reached

 

jitter

the jitter to be filled with time diff, or NULL.

[out][allow-none]

Returns

GstClockReturn


gst_base_sink_set_sync ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_sync (GstBaseSink *sink,
                        gboolean sync);

Configures sink to synchronize on the clock or not. When sync is FALSE, incoming samples will be played as fast as possible. If sync is TRUE, the timestamps of the incoming buffers will be used to schedule the exact render time of its contents.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

sync

the new sync value.

 

gst_base_sink_get_sync ()

gboolean
gst_base_sink_get_sync (GstBaseSink *sink);

Checks if sink is currently configured to synchronize against the clock.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

TRUE if the sink is configured to synchronize against the clock.


gst_base_sink_set_max_lateness ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_max_lateness (GstBaseSink *sink,
                                gint64 max_lateness);

Sets the new max lateness value to max_lateness . This value is used to decide if a buffer should be dropped or not based on the buffer timestamp and the current clock time. A value of -1 means an unlimited time.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

max_lateness

the new max lateness value.

 

gst_base_sink_get_max_lateness ()

gint64
gst_base_sink_get_max_lateness (GstBaseSink *sink);

Gets the max lateness value. See gst_base_sink_set_max_lateness for more details.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

The maximum time in nanoseconds that a buffer can be late before it is dropped and not rendered. A value of -1 means an unlimited time.


gst_base_sink_set_qos_enabled ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_qos_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink,
                               gboolean enabled);

Configures sink to send Quality-of-Service events upstream.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

enabled

the new qos value.

 

gst_base_sink_is_qos_enabled ()

gboolean
gst_base_sink_is_qos_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink);

Checks if sink is currently configured to send Quality-of-Service events upstream.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

TRUE if the sink is configured to perform Quality-of-Service.


gst_base_sink_set_async_enabled ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_async_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink,
                                 gboolean enabled);

Configures sink to perform all state changes asynchronously. When async is disabled, the sink will immediately go to PAUSED instead of waiting for a preroll buffer. This feature is useful if the sink does not synchronize against the clock or when it is dealing with sparse streams.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

enabled

the new async value.

 

gst_base_sink_is_async_enabled ()

gboolean
gst_base_sink_is_async_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink);

Checks if sink is currently configured to perform asynchronous state changes to PAUSED.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

TRUE if the sink is configured to perform asynchronous state changes.


gst_base_sink_set_ts_offset ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_ts_offset (GstBaseSink *sink,
                             GstClockTimeDiff offset);

Adjust the synchronisation of sink with offset . A negative value will render buffers earlier than their timestamp. A positive value will delay rendering. This function can be used to fix playback of badly timestamped buffers.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

offset

the new offset

 

gst_base_sink_get_ts_offset ()

GstClockTimeDiff
gst_base_sink_get_ts_offset (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the synchronisation offset of sink .

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

The synchronisation offset.


gst_base_sink_set_render_delay ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_render_delay (GstBaseSink *sink,
                                GstClockTime delay);

Set the render delay in sink to delay . The render delay is the time between actual rendering of a buffer and its synchronisation time. Some devices might delay media rendering which can be compensated for with this function.

After calling this function, this sink will report additional latency and other sinks will adjust their latency to delay the rendering of their media.

This function is usually called by subclasses.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

delay

the new delay

 

gst_base_sink_get_render_delay ()

GstClockTime
gst_base_sink_get_render_delay (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the render delay of sink . see gst_base_sink_set_render_delay() for more information about the render delay.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

Returns

the render delay of sink .


gst_base_sink_get_last_sample ()

GstSample *
gst_base_sink_get_last_sample (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the last sample that arrived in the sink and was used for preroll or for rendering. This property can be used to generate thumbnails.

The GstCaps on the sample can be used to determine the type of the buffer.

Free-function: gst_sample_unref

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

a GstSample. gst_sample_unref() after usage. This function returns NULL when no buffer has arrived in the sink yet or when the sink is not in PAUSED or PLAYING.

[transfer full][nullable]


gst_base_sink_set_blocksize ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_blocksize (GstBaseSink *sink,
                             guint blocksize);

Set the number of bytes that the sink will pull when it is operating in pull mode.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

blocksize

the blocksize in bytes

 

gst_base_sink_get_blocksize ()

guint
gst_base_sink_get_blocksize (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the number of bytes that the sink will pull when it is operating in pull mode.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

Returns

the number of bytes sink will pull in pull mode.


gst_base_sink_get_throttle_time ()

guint64
gst_base_sink_get_throttle_time (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the time that will be inserted between frames to control the maximum buffers per second.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

Returns

the number of nanoseconds sink will put between frames.


gst_base_sink_set_throttle_time ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_throttle_time (GstBaseSink *sink,
                                 guint64 throttle);

Set the time that will be inserted between rendered buffers. This can be used to control the maximum buffers per second that the sink will render.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

throttle

the throttle time in nanoseconds

 

gst_base_sink_set_max_bitrate ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_max_bitrate (GstBaseSink *sink,
                               guint64 max_bitrate);

Set the maximum amount of bits per second that the sink will render.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

max_bitrate

the max_bitrate in bits per second

 

Since 1.2


gst_base_sink_get_max_bitrate ()

guint64
gst_base_sink_get_max_bitrate (GstBaseSink *sink);

Get the maximum amount of bits per second that the sink will render.

Parameters

sink

a GstBaseSink

 

Returns

the maximum number of bits per second sink will render.

Since 1.2


gst_base_sink_set_last_sample_enabled ()

void
gst_base_sink_set_last_sample_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink,
                                       gboolean enabled);

Configures sink to store the last received sample in the last-sample property.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

enabled

the new enable-last-sample value.

 

gst_base_sink_is_last_sample_enabled ()

gboolean
gst_base_sink_is_last_sample_enabled (GstBaseSink *sink);

Checks if sink is currently configured to store the last received sample in the last-sample property.

Parameters

sink

the sink

 

Returns

TRUE if the sink is configured to store the last received sample.


GST_BASE_SINK_PAD()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PAD(obj)          (GST_BASE_SINK_CAST (obj)->sinkpad)

Gives the pointer to the GstPad object of the element.

Parameters

obj

base sink instance

 

GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_COND()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_COND(pad)   (&GST_BASE_SINK_CAST(pad)->preroll_cond)

GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK(pad)   (&GST_BASE_SINK_CAST(pad)->preroll_lock)

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_BROADCAST()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_BROADCAST(pad)  g_cond_broadcast (GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_COND (pad));

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_LOCK()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_LOCK(pad)       (g_mutex_lock(GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK(pad)))

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_SIGNAL()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_SIGNAL(pad)     g_cond_signal (GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_COND (pad));

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_TRYLOCK()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_TRYLOCK(pad)    (g_mutex_trylock(GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK(pad)))

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_UNLOCK()

#define GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_UNLOCK(pad)     (g_mutex_unlock(GST_BASE_SINK_GET_PREROLL_LOCK(pad)))

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT()

#define             GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT(pad)

GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT_UNTIL()

#define             GST_BASE_SINK_PREROLL_WAIT_UNTIL(pad, end_time)

Types and Values

struct GstBaseSink

struct GstBaseSink;

The opaque GstBaseSink data structure.


struct GstBaseSinkClass

struct GstBaseSinkClass {
  GstElementClass parent_class;

  /* get caps from subclass */
  GstCaps*      (*get_caps)     (GstBaseSink *sink, GstCaps *filter);
  /* notify subclass of new caps */
  gboolean      (*set_caps)     (GstBaseSink *sink, GstCaps *caps);

  /* fixate sink caps during pull-mode negotiation */
  GstCaps *     (*fixate)       (GstBaseSink *sink, GstCaps *caps);
  /* start or stop a pulling thread */
  gboolean      (*activate_pull)(GstBaseSink *sink, gboolean active);

  /* get the start and end times for syncing on this buffer */
  void          (*get_times)    (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBuffer *buffer,
                                 GstClockTime *start, GstClockTime *end);

  /* propose allocation parameters for upstream */
  gboolean      (*propose_allocation)   (GstBaseSink *sink, GstQuery *query);

  /* start and stop processing, ideal for opening/closing the resource */
  gboolean      (*start)        (GstBaseSink *sink);
  gboolean      (*stop)         (GstBaseSink *sink);

  /* unlock any pending access to the resource. subclasses should unlock
   * any function ASAP. */
  gboolean      (*unlock)       (GstBaseSink *sink);
  /* Clear a previously indicated unlock request not that unlocking is
   * complete. Sub-classes should clear any command queue or indicator they
   * set during unlock */
  gboolean      (*unlock_stop)  (GstBaseSink *sink);

  /* notify subclass of query */
  gboolean      (*query)        (GstBaseSink *sink, GstQuery *query);

  /* notify subclass of event */
  gboolean      (*event)        (GstBaseSink *sink, GstEvent *event);
  /* wait for eos or gap, subclasses should chain up to parent first */
  GstFlowReturn (*wait_event)   (GstBaseSink *sink, GstEvent *event);

  /* notify subclass of buffer or list before doing sync */
  GstFlowReturn (*prepare)      (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBuffer *buffer);
  GstFlowReturn (*prepare_list) (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBufferList *buffer_list);

  /* notify subclass of preroll buffer or real buffer */
  GstFlowReturn (*preroll)      (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBuffer *buffer);
  GstFlowReturn (*render)       (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBuffer *buffer);
  /* Render a BufferList */
  GstFlowReturn (*render_list)  (GstBaseSink *sink, GstBufferList *buffer_list);
};

Subclasses can override any of the available virtual methods or not, as needed. At the minimum, the render method should be overridden to output/present buffers.

Members

GstElementClass parent_class;

Element parent class

 

get_caps ()

Called to get sink pad caps from the subclass

 

set_caps ()

Notify subclass of changed caps

 

fixate ()

Only useful in pull mode. Implement if you have ideas about what should be the default values for the caps you support.

 

activate_pull ()

Subclasses should override this when they can provide an alternate method of spawning a thread to drive the pipeline in pull mode. Should start or stop the pulling thread, depending on the value of the "active" argument. Called after actually activating the sink pad in pull mode. The default implementation starts a task on the sink pad.

 

get_times ()

Called to get the start and end times for synchronising the passed buffer to the clock

 

propose_allocation ()

configure the allocation query

 

start ()

Start processing. Ideal for opening resources in the subclass

 

stop ()

Stop processing. Subclasses should use this to close resources.

 

unlock ()

Unlock any pending access to the resource. Subclasses should unblock any blocked function ASAP

 

unlock_stop ()

Clear the previous unlock request. Subclasses should clear any state they set during unlock(), such as clearing command queues.

 

query ()

perform a GstQuery on the element.

 

event ()

Override this to handle events arriving on the sink pad

 

wait_event ()

Override this to implement custom logic to wait for the event time (for events like EOS and GAP). Subclasses should always first chain up to the default implementation.

 

prepare ()

Called to prepare the buffer for render and preroll . This function is called before synchronisation is performed.

 

prepare_list ()

Called to prepare the buffer list for render_list . This function is called before synchronisation is performed.

 

preroll ()

Called to present the preroll buffer if desired.

 

render ()

Called when a buffer should be presented or output, at the correct moment if the GstBaseSink has been set to sync to the clock.

 

render_list ()

Same as render but used with buffer lists instead of buffers.

 

Property Details

The “async” property

  “async”                    gboolean

If set to TRUE, the basesink will perform asynchronous state changes. When set to FALSE, the sink will not signal the parent when it prerolls. Use this option when dealing with sparse streams or when synchronisation is not required.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: TRUE


The “blocksize” property

  “blocksize”                guint

The amount of bytes to pull when operating in pull mode.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 4096


The “enable-last-sample” property

  “enable-last-sample”       gboolean

Enable the last-sample property. If FALSE, basesink doesn't keep a reference to the last buffer arrived and the last-sample property is always set to NULL. This can be useful if you need buffers to be released as soon as possible, eg. if you're using a buffer pool.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: TRUE


The “last-sample” property

  “last-sample”              GstSample *

The last buffer that arrived in the sink and was used for preroll or for rendering. This property can be used to generate thumbnails. This property can be NULL when the sink has not yet received a buffer.

Flags: Read


The “max-bitrate” property

  “max-bitrate”              guint64

Control the maximum amount of bits that will be rendered per second. Setting this property to a value bigger than 0 will make the sink delay rendering of the buffers when it would exceed to max-bitrate.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 0

Since 1.2


The “max-lateness” property

  “max-lateness”             gint64

Maximum number of nanoseconds that a buffer can be late before it is dropped (-1 unlimited).

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: >= -1

Default value: -1


The “qos” property

  “qos”                      gboolean

Generate Quality-of-Service events upstream.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: FALSE


The “render-delay” property

  “render-delay”             guint64

The additional delay between synchronisation and actual rendering of the media. This property will add additional latency to the device in order to make other sinks compensate for the delay.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 0


The “sync” property

  “sync”                     gboolean

Sync on the clock.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: TRUE


The “throttle-time” property

  “throttle-time”            guint64

The time to insert between buffers. This property can be used to control the maximum amount of buffers per second to render. Setting this property to a value bigger than 0 will make the sink create THROTTLE QoS events.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 0


The “ts-offset” property

  “ts-offset”                gint64

Controls the final synchronisation, a negative value will render the buffer earlier while a positive value delays playback. This property can be used to fix synchronisation in bad files.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 0

See Also

GstBaseTransform, GstBaseSrc