[gst-devel] gst-ffmpeg & decodebin

David Schleef ds at schleef.org
Wed Feb 6 23:21:51 CET 2008

On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:49:25PM +0100, Tom Cooksey wrote:
> For my small case, where ffmpeg works and I want to use it, how would you 
> recomend I proceed? I know I can patch gstffmpegdec.c & gstffmpegdemux.c, but 
> is there another way? Can I edit ~/.gstreamer-0.10/registry.xxxx.xml ? Will 
> this be re-generated everytime a plugin is upgraded/installed/uninstalled? Is 
> there any way to override the rank at runtime?

The registry is actually just a cache of information contained in a
plugin, so the .so file doesn't need to be loaded at every startup.
So a developer can sometimes successfully modify the registry to test
out a desired behavior, but any changes will be overwritten

We'd like to have some way to manually modify ranks, but there's a
lot of stop energy among GStreamer developers for taking up the task.
It would be a lot of work to get right, create a lot of user-controllable
knobs and the resulting bug report load, for not much gain.  The primary
gain would be to tweak situations that are "correct but unfortunate",
such as your case, or to fix (er, "hide") actual bugs.


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