[gst-devel] Playbin unable to play http stream

thiagossantos at gmail.com thiagossantos at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 18:21:36 CET 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Debsu <debojyoti.pal at wipro.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was trying to play an http stream using Playbin & gst-launch tool by
> giving the following command:
> gst-launch-0.10 -v playbin uri=
> http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9lKUwBCIBzA/default.jpg
> But instead of playing this picture, it gave me the following error:
> ERROR: Pipeline doesn't want to pause.
> ERROR: from element /playbin0/source: Could not open resource for reading.
> Additional debug info:
> gstgnomevfssrc.c(864): gst_gnome_vfs_src_start (): /playbin0/source:
> Could not open vfs file "http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9lKUwBCIBzA/default.jpg"
> for
> reading: Generic error Setting pipeline to NULL ...

I just tested with both playbin2 and playbin and they work. Do you have a
http src element

Try seeing them using
gst-inspect |grep http

> But when I gave this URL to any browser, it displayed the picture, even
> when
> I used libCurl to download the data from that URL and dumped into a file,
> then also I was able to see that picture.
> Can anyone tell me, what mistake I made? I think Playbin has support for
> http plugins, then why it is unable to play the picture.
> Thanks in advance.
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