[gst-devel] GstPadDirection in files produced by GstXml

Edward Hervey bilboed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 08:56:26 CEST 2006


  Not really related to your xml issue, but if you're using python ...
why not use gst-python directly ? You'll be able to access every
single details of a running pipeline, that is MUCH more than GstXML
will ever output.


On 6/20/06, Sebastien Cote <sebas642 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> I created a little python script that produces a JPEG
> image of a pipeline graph using pydot. I get the
> information about the pipeline from an XML file
> generated by calling gst_xml_write_file().
> In the XML file however, I see no way to know a pad
> direction so I cannot add information about the data
> flow to my graph. Is there any way to find out how the
> data flows from the XML file? I'd like the script to
> work even if the plugins are not installed so calling
> "gst-inspect" is not an option. Also, guessing the
> direction from the pad name doesn't look very reliable
> to me.
> If there isn't any way to get the direction, would a
> patch to add this information to the XML file be
> accepted?
> Thanks,
> Sebastien
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Edward Hervey
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