Decoding on Android

Tonu Jaansoo chain at
Sat Jul 27 02:51:41 PDT 2013

Just for the record. Got the video working at almost original framerate. I had set "qos" to true on appsink that receives YUV frames. So setting it to false, made the difference.

On Jul 27, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Tonu Jaansoo <chain at> wrote:

> Hi!
> I just got test app running on android. I tested on Samgsung GS4. It has a demo full hd video Helicopter.mp4 bundled. It seems that gstreamer uses androidmedia plugin to decode in hardware.
> The plugin decodes a frame, in every two seconds, then after a while it stops. At the same time cpu is free, so i assume there is a software bug? Are there any other acceleration plugins for android?
> How does gst-omx integrate with android? At the same time with gst-libav, decoding in software, gave around 10fps with the same full hd video. 
> I used gst.*-1.0.8 modules.
> Tonu.
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