[gst-devel] why I cannot play video in DFB

ensonic ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Thu Nov 9 14:49:40 CET 2006


On 3:52:33 am 09/11/2006 "Deeptendu Bikash" <dbikash at gmail.com> wrote:
> Playbin does not try to use dfbvideosink. The reason being
> dfbvideosink needs a surface to render on, which you need to set. Since
> this surface is of type (IDirectFBSurface *), you cannot set it on the
> gst-launch command line. You need to write a gstreamer application to
> do that. The application would be very simple - just convert your
> gst-launch line to a program form; only for setting the dfbvideossink
> surface, create a directfb surface and assign this surface to the
> &quot;surface&quot; property of dfbvideosink.
It would be cool it dfbvideosink could behave similar to x[v]imagink, they
create & manage their own window if one does not pass any.

> If you cannot see dfbvideosink installed, examine the output of
> ./configure of gst-plugins-bad to see if it has found directfb. You
> might need to set some environmental variables.
> Regards,
> Deeptendu
> On 11/10/06, Liu Jy  wrote:First,thanks for ur kindness to answer my
> question:)
> Actually,I have installed and configed DFB in my machine.In my
> understanding,u means to reinstall gstreamer-plugins-bad after I set
> up DFB,right? I follow it,but no new element of gstreamer is
> installed..
> use &quot;gst-inspect-0.10 dfbvideosink&quot; to check..find &quot;No
> such element or plugin 'debvideosink'&quot;  ...What should I do next?
> And most important,why I can use playbin to play video in X11,yet not
> in DFB? Is it a hardware or software question? Is it only one way to
> play video in DFB,must use debvideosink? why playbin can not? any
> other methods?
> Hope ur answer...
> best regards:)
>                                               your sincerely
>                                                  Vivian
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