[gst-devel] plugin/element names

mattias barthel at tid.es
Thu Dec 18 12:28:35 CET 2008

Michael Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:29 AM, mattias <barthel at tid.es> wrote:
>> Thanks,
>> But can I have the different elements in a plugin/group in different
>> shared libs?
>> Or is 1 shared lib = 1 plugin?
> That's right - a plugin is a shared library. Each gstreamer plugin can
> contain multiple elements, though - there's no problem with that.
> Can you explain why you want to do this? It doesn't make a lot of
> sense with the information you've given us so far.
Ok, the thing is that we have a group of elements which are functionally 
different but belong
to the same organizational group. I cant see how these could even be 
combined in one and the same pipeline.
So putting them all in the same .so is not really optimal because when 
you would use any of them all the others would be loaded into memory as 

Is this clearer to you?

Kindest regards,


 Mattias Frank Barthel      
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