[gst-devel] timestamps on a live h264 source
wim.taymans at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 11:46:08 CEST 2009
On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 10:50 +0200, Farkas Levente wrote:
> is there anybody how has the required knowledge about gstreamer,
> encoding and h264 to answer this question? since it's also big problem
> for us:-(
You are probably dealing with a live source and so you should use the
running-time of the pipeline to timestamp outgoing buffers.
Why don't we talk about it on IRC, much easier.
> On 09/08/2009 04:28 PM, PALFFY Daniel wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm developing a gstreamer source for a raw-yuv/h264 capable video grabber
> > card. In raw mode, the source works fine without setting
> > GST_BUFFER_OFFSET, GST_BUFFER_OFFSET_END, GST_BUFFER_TIMESTAMP and
> > GST_BUFFER_DURATION, but for h264 live play, I can't find a working
> > combination.
> > The example pipeline looks like this:
> > gst-launch mysource ! "video/x-h264,framerate=25/1" ! ffdec_h264 ! xvimagesink
> > The card provides each frame as a separate buffer, and (in the current
> > configuration) I have one SPS, one PPS, one I, and 14 P-frames in a group,
> > each output in a separate GstBuffer;
> > When not setting anything, the pipeline takes all grabbed frames, but
> > displays only the first (or maybe first few).
> > If I set all the values to what i believe is correct (put a serial number
> > incrementing from 0 in OFFSET, OFFSET+1 in OFFSET_END, a
> > hardware-generated timestamp in TIMESTAMP, and 0 for SPS/PPS frames
> > and GST_SECOND/framerate for I/P frames in DURATION), the pipeline only
> > takes and displays the first four frames and then stalls.
> > If I count the SPS/PPS frames as normal frames, use the same duration for
> > them as I/P frmaes and increment the timestamp accordingly, the buffer in
> > my element fills slowly as the decoder takes fewer frames than produced.
> > When saving the stream to a file and playing back from there, everything
> > works fine.
> > What would be the correct values for the timestamps in this case? Or do I
> > have to implement a clock-capable element?
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