[gst-devel] GStreamer - Large Stream Count? Networks?

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at apestaart.org
Mon Oct 9 15:05:12 CEST 2006


> I've been tasked with building a system for acquisition and processing of
> large numbers of analog streams.  It occured to me last night that I may
> be able to use gstreamer in this application.  I've been through the
> documentation, but I still have a few questions, specifically:
> 1) The application I'm building will need to be able to process >480
> streams.  Has anyone used the gstreamer libraries on a scale like this?
> If not, can anyone comment on how feasible it would be to build a working
> system with gstreamer that handles >460 streams in it's current state?

It is feasible.

> 2) Some of the processing will be CPU intensive, my plan is to have
> filter graphs that span multiple machines to deal with that.  Does
> gstreamer offer facilities for shipping stream data over networks to
> elements that live on other machines?
> I had originally planned on architecting and building all the data
> handling and plumbing by hand.  If I could use gstreamer instead and avoid
> re-inventing the wheel, that would be awesome.

If you want to avoid re-inventing the wheel, check


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