[Bug 642730] [iec958] add a new plugin feature for AAC pass through output

GStreamer (bugzilla.gnome.org) bugzilla at gnome.org
Tue Feb 22 08:00:36 PST 2011

  GStreamer | gst-plugins-ugly | 0.10.17

--- Comment #2 from Akihiro Tsukada <tskd2 at yahoo.co.jp> 2011-02-22 16:00:33 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> Work is currently being done on making pulseaudio handle compressed formats,
> and then also playbin2.

That is an interesting and a good news for me.
It would be nice that all the H/W decoded outputs (including VAAPI and VDPAU)
are handled in a common way, and playbin2(3?) has a modified auto-plugging
depending on the capabilities and configurations of sink elements. 

> I'm not sure these convenience bins are the way forward. We need to do this
> more properly in both alsasink/audiosinks and playbin2, so that switching
> between audio tracks works fine etc. Maybe the payloading needs to be moved
> into the sinks (or convenience functions in libgstaudio/baseaudiosink or so).
> Having dedicated IEC958 payloaders just makes things overly complicated in
> playbin2, since these need to be special-cased then.

Basically I agree with you, and that's why I gave those elements low ranks and
created a sink-bin, which can be speficified by users outside the

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