[gst-devel] basic tar functions

Erik Walthinsen omega at temple-baptist.com
Tue Oct 16 13:18:14 CEST 2001

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Meloni Morgan-Johnson wrote:

> Does gstreamer handle basic functions as well as audio/video/etc.?  I
> need an application to use on a hard drive or tape drive that's
> connected to a firewire port.  The system seems to recognize the device,
> but I can't get it to actually write to or read from the drive with the
> tar function.
> If gstreamer does not handle such menial tasks, can you suggest a
> different Linux application?

GStreamer is a framework for dealing with streaming media.  If you need to
store data on an external device of a specific format, a plugin has to
exist to interact with that device.  If you for instance want to write
audio/video data to a firewire-attached disk, the default filesink will do
the trick, probably in combination with something like an AVI, MPEG, or
Quicktime multiplexor.  If you want to store to tape, some kind of (very
simple, actually) plugin to deal with the tape device can be written.

If you're wanting to store video in DV format to a DV deck, the
lower-layer 1394 subsystem is quickly approaching the point where a plugin
can be written to write video data back to the tape, using the dv1394

      Erik Walthinsen <omega at temple-baptist.com> - System Administrator
       /  \                GStreamer - The only way to stream!
      |    | M E G A        ***** http://gstreamer.net/ *****
      _\  /_

More information about the gstreamer-devel mailing list