[gst-devel] Help on souphttpsrc

snvd1 lcai at yahoo-inc.com
Sat Jun 20 02:05:19 CEST 2009

Hi Arnout, thanks for help.

I did change seeking by bytes, now the seeking is successful, but playing
after that freezes. The URL is too long, so I did put in my original post, I
tested it with wget as you adviced, len is reported, here is the URL:


You and Tim both mentioned demuxer, I use decodebin, my pipeline looks like:

souphttpsrc  ! decodebin name=decoder decoder. ! queue ! audioconvert !
audioresample ! osssink decoder. ! videoscale ! ffmpegcolorspace !

Do you see any problem in this pipeline?

Thanks so much for your help

Arnout Vandecappelle wrote:
> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 01:39:52 snvd1 wrote:
>> I'm creating a video player that can stream video from the internet, and
>> performs seeking on the stream. Somebody indicates souphttpsrc is the
>> solution but it doesn't work for me, my code looks like the beloow, when
>> I
>> call  gst_element_seek_simple(pipeline, GST_FORMAT_TIME,
>> GST_SEEK_FLAG_FLUSH, 5*GST_SECOND), it always fails, please please help.
>  souphttpsrc only supports seeking in bytes, not in time, so unless there
> is 
> some element in the pipeline (a demuxer, most likely) that knows how to 
> convert the time to bytes, soup httpsrc won't help.  How is the stream
> muxed?
>  Also, as Tim indicated, the server must support seeking.  A quick way to
> test 
> this is to wget the URL and see if the size is reported before it starts 
> downloading.  If it isn't, seeking almost certainly doesn't work.
>>    g_object_set(src, "location", "http://", NULL);
>  I do hope there is some real URL here, because this obviously won't
> work...
>  Regards,
>  Arnout
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