multiqueue

multiqueue

Properties

guint extra-size-buffers Read / Write
guint extra-size-bytes Read / Write
guint64 extra-size-time Read / Write
gint high-percent Read / Write
gint low-percent Read / Write
guint max-size-buffers Read / Write
guint max-size-bytes Read / Write
guint64 max-size-time Read / Write
gboolean sync-by-running-time Read / Write
gboolean use-buffering Read / Write

Signals

Types and Values

struct GstMultiQueue

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GInitiallyUnowned
        ╰── GstObject
            ╰── GstElement
                ╰── GstMultiQueue

Description

Multiqueue is similar to a normal GstQueue with the following additional features:

  1. Multiple streamhandling

    • The element handles queueing data on more than one stream at once. To achieve such a feature it has request sink pads (sinku) and 'sometimes' src pads (srcu).

      When requesting a given sinkpad with gst_element_request_pad(), the associated srcpad for that stream will be created. Example: requesting sink1 will generate src1.

  2. Non-starvation on multiple streams

    • If more than one stream is used with the element, the streams' queues will be dynamically grown (up to a limit), in order to ensure that no stream is risking data starvation. This guarantees that at any given time there are at least N bytes queued and available for each individual stream.

      If an EOS event comes through a srcpad, the associated queue will be considered as 'not-empty' in the queue-size-growing algorithm.

  3. Non-linked srcpads graceful handling

    • In order to better support dynamic switching between streams, the multiqueue (unlike the current GStreamer queue) continues to push buffers on non-linked pads rather than shutting down.

      In addition, to prevent a non-linked stream from very quickly consuming all available buffers and thus 'racing ahead' of the other streams, the element must ensure that buffers and inlined events for a non-linked stream are pushed in the same order as they were received, relative to the other streams controlled by the element. This means that a buffer cannot be pushed to a non-linked pad any sooner than buffers in any other stream which were received before it.

Data is queued until one of the limits specified by the “max-size-buffers”, “max-size-bytes” and/or “max-size-time” properties has been reached. Any attempt to push more buffers into the queue will block the pushing thread until more space becomes available. “extra-size-buffers”,

“extra-size-bytes” and “extra-size-time” are currently unused.

The default queue size limits are 5 buffers, 10MB of data, or two second worth of data, whichever is reached first. Note that the number of buffers will dynamically grow depending on the fill level of other queues.

The “underrun” signal is emitted when all of the queues are empty. The “overrun” signal is emitted when one of the queues is filled. Both signals are emitted from the context of the streaming thread.

Synopsis

Element Information

plugin

coreelements

author

Edward Hervey <edward@fluendo.com>

class

Generic

Element Pads

name

sink_%u

direction

sink

presence

request

details

ANY

name

src_%u

direction

source

presence

sometimes

details

ANY

Functions

Types and Values

struct GstMultiQueue

struct GstMultiQueue;

Opaque GstMultiQueue structure.

Property Details

The “extra-size-buffers” property

  “extra-size-buffers”       guint

Amount of buffers the queues can grow if one of them is empty (0=disable) (NOT IMPLEMENTED).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 5


The “extra-size-bytes” property

  “extra-size-bytes”         guint

Amount of data the queues can grow if one of them is empty (bytes, 0=disable) (NOT IMPLEMENTED).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 10485760


The “extra-size-time” property

  “extra-size-time”          guint64

Amount of time the queues can grow if one of them is empty (in ns, 0=disable) (NOT IMPLEMENTED).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 3000000000


The “high-percent” property

  “high-percent”             gint

High threshold percent for buffering to finish.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: [0,100]

Default value: 99


The “low-percent” property

  “low-percent”              gint

Low threshold percent for buffering to start.

Flags: Read / Write

Allowed values: [0,100]

Default value: 10


The “max-size-buffers” property

  “max-size-buffers”         guint

Max. number of buffers in the queue (0=disable).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 5


The “max-size-bytes” property

  “max-size-bytes”           guint

Max. amount of data in the queue (bytes, 0=disable).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 10485760


The “max-size-time” property

  “max-size-time”            guint64

Max. amount of data in the queue (in ns, 0=disable).

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: 2000000000


The “sync-by-running-time” property

  “sync-by-running-time”     gboolean

If enabled multiqueue will synchronize deactivated or not-linked streams to the activated and linked streams by taking the running time. Otherwise multiqueue will synchronize the deactivated or not-linked streams by keeping the order in which buffers and events arrived compared to active and linked streams.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: FALSE


The “use-buffering” property

  “use-buffering”            gboolean

Enable the buffering option in multiqueue so that BUFFERING messages are emitted based on low-/high-percent thresholds.

Flags: Read / Write

Default value: FALSE

Signal Details

The “overrun” signal

void
user_function (GstMultiQueue *multiqueue,
               gpointer       user_data)

Reports that one of the queues in the multiqueue is full (overrun). A queue is full if the total amount of data inside it (num-buffers, time, size) is higher than the boundary values which can be set through the GObject properties.

This can be used as an indicator of pre-roll.

Parameters

multiqueue

the multiqueue instance

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run First


The “underrun” signal

void
user_function (GstMultiQueue *multiqueue,
               gpointer       user_data)

This signal is emitted from the streaming thread when there is no data in any of the queues inside the multiqueue instance (underrun).

This indicates either starvation or EOS from the upstream data sources.

Parameters

multiqueue

the multiqueue instance

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run First

See Also

GstQueue