[gst-devel] Different input/output formats

Tim Müller t.i.m at zen.co.uk
Fri Apr 11 15:52:02 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 17:30 +0400, AlannY wrote:

> I'm developing a plugin that filters a video. That plugin can read data 
> from pad in YUV422 and RGB24 format. Should I to add support for other 
> formats of YUV and RGB? I mean, the end-user can send data to my plugin 
> with different color space and my plugin will reject it. Should I add 
> functionality for <as many as possible> formats or just tell end-user to 
> convert data before?

You should only advertise the exact format(s) your plugin is actually
able to handle. That way upstream elements like ffmpegcolorspace and the
like can figure out if they need to do any conversions or not. Do not
advertise formats you are going to reject.


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