[gst-devel] gst_xml_write_file failing with access violation on Windows XP

René Stadler mail at renestadler.de
Mon Mar 31 21:31:15 CEST 2008

Andreas Schuler wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been trying to print my pipeline for debugging purpose using the 
> xml write command but without success. What I keep getting is an access 
> violation, no matter whether I am building in debug or release mode. Has 
> anyone experienced a similar problem? What am I doing wrong?
> My current GST setup:
> GStreamer: 0.10.17
> gst-plugins-base: 0.10.17
> gst-plugins-good: 0.10.7
> gst-plugins-bad: 0.10.6
> gst-plugins-ugly: 0.10.7
> gst-ffmpeg: 0.10.2
> I am basically looking for a way to debug my GStreamer pipeline. I have 
> found that GstEditor appears to be outdated and no longer compatible 
> with the 0.10 releases. Is that correct? What other tools are you 
> recommending to debug GStreamer applications?
> Thanks,
> Andreas

The XML serialization stuff is largely untested and expected to be 
unstable.  Newer gstreamer core versions provide debug functions to dump 
a pipeline as a description file for the "dot" program (from graphviz):


The final output of that is a diagram of the pipeline layout that 
contains quite some details.

Apparently you can get graphviz as a simple installer for windows:


   René Stadler

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