[gst-devel] Questions about video plugins

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller uraeus at linuxrising.org
Fri Oct 22 04:58:21 CEST 2004

Hi Joshua,
No we doesn't support libdc1394 plugin currently. We would of course be
very happy if you wrote one though :)


On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 17:19 -0400, Joshua Pollak wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to write an interface to GStreamer for the cross platform 
> computer vision library I work on. I would like to have a system that 
> constructs a GStreamer graph with an arbitrary video input and allows 
> me to access to the video frame buffers. Probably via a callback. Is 
> this possible without writing a plugin? What element do I want to use?
> Also, it appears gstreamer doesn't have a plugin for 1394 digital 
> cameras. Is that correct? Is anyone working on one? I'm referring to 
> libdc1394 cameras that conform to the 1394 Digital Camera interface 
> (usually at /dev/video1394/xxx, not Digital Video cameras which work 
> with libdv1394 and DV.
> One final question, how do I itemize what file formats gstreamer 
> supports, and then figure out what element I need to create for a given 
> file? I know it has to do with typefind, and maybe autoplug, but I 
> found the documentation a bit out of date, and I couldn't get the 
> examples working.
> Thanks,
> Josh
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