[gst-devel] Re: Manipulating tags from scripts

Ronald S. Bultje rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net
Tue May 10 06:12:06 CEST 2005


On Tue, 10 May 2005, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> How can I read tags and write them, using gst-launch?
> >> The furthest I've gotten until now is to use:
> >> gst-launch -t <filename> ! decodebin ! fakesink
> > You really want to use a scripting language like python or perl for this
> > (they have very complete gstreamer bindings). gst-launch isn't suited for
> > this.
> I'm really not asking for much.  Basically the functionality of
> `vorbiscomment' is all I need, except it should work for MP3 and AAC
> as well.  Of course I can tell people to first install a Perl/Python lib,
> but I'd rather not.

I know you're not asking much. But gst-launch just doesn't do what you're
looking for. And we're not gonna change that either. gst-launch is nothing
more but a helper toy for developers to test some of the most basic
functionality in elements. It has no features, no guarantees, no support,
etc. You really want to use something else than gst-launch for your


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