[gst-devel] Doubts on the plugins

Christopher Halse Rogers chalserogers at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 10:28:39 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Rajesh K <gstdoubts at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a doubt on the required plugins.
> Why do i require the plugins in the gst-good,bad and ugly?
> Is it not sufficient just to have the gst-base and gst-ffmpeg plugins?
> My understanding is that ffmpeg contains most of the codecs and demuxers.
> Only the ones that are not supported in ffmpeg plugins can be installed on a
> need basis.
> Is my understanding correct?
> I am sure some of you would have listed what plugins are required and what
> are not required.

As I understand it, the elements from gst-ffmpeg almost all have a
rank which will prohibit them from being autoplugged.  It seems that
they tend to suffer from bugs not found in the native elements, too.

Of course, the plugins you require will depend on the range of codecs
you expect to encounter.

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