[gst-devel] plugin/element names

Sebastian Dröge sebastian.droege at collabora.co.uk
Tue Dec 9 09:54:20 CET 2008

Am Dienstag, den 09.12.2008, 09:29 +0100 schrieb mattias:
> Thanks,
> But can I have the different elements in a plugin/group in different 
> shared libs?
> Or is 1 shared lib = 1 plugin?
> Maybe the gstreamer framework calls the plugin_init function upon a 
> dlopen, which will
> obviously be an obstacle for my wishes.

You can only have one plugin per shared library. As you've guessed
already GStreamer dlopens the shared libraries and calls the

GST_PLUGIN_DEFINE will define the gst_plugin_desc symbol and of course
you can only have the same symbol once per object file
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