III. Advanced GStreamer concepts

In this part we will cover the more advanced features of GStreamer. With the basics you learned in the previous part you should be able to create a simple application. However, GStreamer provides much more candy than just the basics of playing back audio files. In this chapter, you will learn more of the low-level features and internals of GStreamer.

Some parts of this part will serve mostly as an explanation of how GStreamer works internally; they are not actually needed for actual application development. This includes chapter such as the ones covering scheduling, autoplugging and synchronization. Other chapters, however, discuss more advanced ways of pipeline-application interaction, and can turn out to be very useful for certain applications. This includes the chapters on metadata, querying and events, interfaces, dynamic parameters and pipeline data manipulation.