What's the difference between ffmpeg and gstreamer?
asicofante at gmail.com
Fri Dec 27 07:19:59 PST 2013
So ffmpeg is just one of those set of codecs that gstreamer can use, but
not the only one at all, right?
Is there any good book/website to learn all about gstreamer?
2013/12/27 Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com>
> Ffmpeg is a set of codecs.
> Gstreamer is plumbing that lets you hook codecs, sources, sinks, and
> filters together.
> Am 27.12.2013 07:03 schrieb "Aleve Sicofante" <asicofante at gmail.com>:
>> Hi everyone. I'm new to this list. I'd like to ask a very simple
>> What's the difference between ffmpeg and gstreamer?
>> On mpv's discussion list, I was told the following:
>> [ME] You say "it's all FFmpeg anyway". One of the things I don't quite
>> get yet about Linux video is what's the roll of gstreamer. Isn't it an
>> alternative to FFmpeg?
>> [REPLY FROM LIST MEMBER] No. For the most common codecs, gstreamer just
>> uses FFmpeg.
>> Is that correct? I'm having a hard time understanding how video works on
>> Linux. Can anyone point me to good sources to read about it? For a while, I
>> thought gstreamer was indeed an alternative to ffmpeg, but I'm very
>> confused now.
>> I understand ffmpeg decodes the video stream and the different players
>> based on it present the video (they "render" it to the screen). But since
>> gstreamer can use ffmpeg through a plugin, but can also not use that
>> plugin, I'm confused about gstreamer's role.
>> So what are the conceptual differences between these two projects?
>> Thanks for your replies.
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