[gst-devel] pixbuf from video file

Andy Wingo wingo at pobox.com
Tue Aug 7 23:57:35 CEST 2007

Hi Fredrik,

"Fredrik Persson" <fredrik.p.persson at gmail.com> writes:

> As a gstreamer newbie I started writing a small python/gstreamer app
> about a year ago. Fetching a snapshot out of a running videostream
> took me months. I almost abandoned gstreamer altogether because of this.
> This feat, currently, requires an unproportionally huge knowledge
> of gstreamer inner workings to accomplish.
> I also see this question appear from time to time on the mailing list.
> Therefore, in all humbleness, I suggest to the gstream core
> developers to incorporate into gstreamer a snapshot element that hides
> this mess from a regular programmer.

I agree with you. File a bug requesting that this operation be made
easier, either via a snapshot element or some other method, and we can
track the problem there.



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