IV. Higher-level interfaces for GStreamer applications

In the previous two parts, you have learned many of the internals and their corresponding low-level interfaces into GStreamer application programming. Many people will, however, not need so much control (and as much code), but will prefer to use a standard playback interface that does most of the difficult internals for them. In this chapter, we will introduce you into the concept of autopluggers, playback managing elements, XML-based pipelines and other such things. Those higher-level interfaces are intended to simplify GStreamer-based application programming. They do, however, also reduce the flexibility. It is up to the application developer to choose which interface he will want to use.