[gst-devel] Looking inside a spider?

Manuel McLure manuel at mclure.org
Wed Aug 6 10:45:13 CEST 2003

Is there any way to look inside a spider to get to the actual plugins 
that compose it? I want to write a program that will do the equivalent of

  gst-launch filesrc ! spider ! osssink

so it will handle pretty much any datatype. However, if the file 
contains metadata (for example an mp3 or a vorbis file) I would like to 
be able to get the metadata. If I use "mad" or "vorbisfile" I can query 
the "metadata" capability, but "spider" does not have this capability. 
So I am forced to do my own typefind and select the decoder myself.

I would like instead to introspect the spider and determine what decoder 
it selected, since it's already done the typefind for me...


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