[Bug 657179] pulse: New pulsedecsink element to handle format changes

GStreamer (bugzilla.gnome.org) bugzilla at gnome.org
Thu Sep 15 04:42:33 PDT 2011

  GStreamer | gst-plugins-good | unspecified

--- Comment #13 from Arun Raghavan <arun at accosted.net> 2011-09-15 11:42:31 UTC ---
Created an attachment (id=196608)
 View: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=196608
 Review: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/review?bug=657179&attachment=196608

pulse: New pulseaudiosink element to handle format changes

This introduces a new bin which wraps around pulsesink and depending on
the formats supported by the sink, plugs in/out a decodebin2 as
required. This allows users to switch sinks on the stream and adapts
accordingly (for example, you could watch a movie in passthrough mode on
your receiver which supports AC3 decode, then plug out and switch to a
non-digital profile to continue uninterrupted on analog output).

The bin is required because doing the same with playbin2/playsink will
require API changes that cannot be made in 0.10. With 0.11/1.0, we
should be able to ask for upstream caps renegotiation to deal with all

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