Part IV. Creating special element types

By now, we have looked at pretty much any feature that can be embedded into a GStreamer element. Most of this has been fairly low-level and given deep insights in how GStreamer works internally. Fortunately, GStreamer contains some easier-to-use interfaces to create such elements. In order to do that, we will look closer at the element types for which GStreamer provides base classes (sources, sinks and transformation elements). We will also look closer at some types of elements that require no specific coding such as scheduling-interaction or data passing, but rather require specific pipeline control (e.g. N-to-1 elements and managers).