Gstreamer 1.0 python bindings, how to implement a proper seek event

Tim-Philipp Müller t.i.m at
Fri Mar 1 02:11:33 PST 2013

On Thu, 2013-02-28 at 20:25 +0000, Peter Rennert wrote:
> Hi,
> I am starting to test Gstreamer 1.0 with its Python bindings. I simply 
> want to increase the playback speed of the video. In gstreamer 0.10 it 
> worked like this.
>         self.pbRate += 3
>          self.pipeline.send_event(gst.event_new_seek(self.pbRate, 
>              (gst.SEEK_FLAG_SKIP), gst.SEEK_TYPE_NONE, 0,
>              gst.SEEK_TYPE_NONE, 0))
> What would be the equivalent for gstreamer 1.0 and python? Is there some 
> documentation about the bindings somewhere?

Instead of creating a seek event an sending it you could also use
gst_element_seek(), which does the same.

The code should then be something like this I think: (self.pbRate, Gst.Format.TIME,
      Gst.SeekFlags.SKIP, Gst.SeekType.NONE, 0,
      Gst.SeekType.NONE, 0)

(Though not sure why you have the SKIP flag there, it's not implemented
anywhere yet I think.)

How well that will work will depend a bit on the parser/demuxer in
question. If it doesn't work, please file a bug.


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