[gst-devel] 2 playbins in a window

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue May 27 18:49:49 CEST 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Julien GILLES <jul.gil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> i am trying to play two videos in a window, using the playbin plugin.
> I use an ximagesink as video-sink, and set overlay on a
> GtkDrawingArea.
> With a single playbin everything is fine, but if I try to create 2
> playbins, strange things occurs : sometimes the application crashes,
> sometime the application launches, but the two videos remains black
> and there is a lot of GStreamer error on the standard output,
> sometimes the two videos runs, but after 2 seconds one of them hangs.
> Well, it seems to me that there is some global variables that prevents
> the 2 instances to live together ; II wonder if  the playbin plugin is
> guilty, or if the gstreamer framework allows twoo pipelines in the
> same application...

There should be no problem with running multiple pipelines in an
application - that's a normal use-case.

There also shouldn't be any problems specific to playbin. My guess is
that this is an application bug in your software, but I'm certainly
not sure about that.


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