[gst-devel] missing "--disable-index" option, in gstreamer-0.10.21

Sebastian Dröge sebastian.droege at collabora.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 15:53:17 CET 2008

Am Montag, den 01.12.2008, 19:58 +0530 schrieb Sameer Naik:
> Thanks for your prompt reply.
> I read this comment made:
> "Disabling the indexers and URI handler code will only reduce the required 
> amount of memory by a very small amount"
> Is it a fact that an extremely small amount of memory is used. Does this hold 
> true for embedded application's where memory becomes an important parameter.
> Say i am playing a 2Gb video file. won't indexing the entire file take up quite 
> a chunk of memory?

Sure but this wasn't controlled by this configure parameter. It just
disabled the GstIndex type which provides a generic index to be used by
the application.

Almost all elements that use indexes are not using GstIndex internally
(or are not supporting GstIndex at all) because custom indexes are often
much more efficient memory and time wise.

If you want to prevent elements from creating a file index at all you
need to change a lot of code anyway. There never was a configure
parameter for disabling this (and for many file formats you will loose
the ability to seek).

> Secondly which version onwards was the --disable-index option removed 

0.10.21 and later. 0.10.20 still had it
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