Choppy audio when using playbin to play DVB TS

Duncan Palmer dpalmer at
Tue Dec 30 19:22:40 PST 2014

Hi Chris,

I would be suspicious of your buffer-size and buffer-duration settings. Why
do you have these set to 0? You will need some buffering. Could you post a
dump of the pipeline created by the playbin? (Set GST_DEBUG_DUMP_DOT_DIR -


On 31 December 2014 at 09:24, Chris Tapp <opensource at> wrote:

> I'm using the following pipeline to play a DVB TS:
>   gst-launch-1.0 playbin av-offset=0 buffer-size=0 buffer-duration=0 uri=
> http://dvb:4242/bysid/4352
> Some of the time the audio (which goes to alsasink) is choppy. In some
> cases this is barely noticeable, but at other times the audio is impossible
> to follow. It seems as if this is related to the pipeline starting, as if
> it starts ok the audio continues to work correctly for as long as I keep
> the pipeline active.
> The DVB stream always runs correctly using something like VLC.
> Running with GST_DEBUG=*:4 does not show any errors or warnings when the
> audio is breaking up.
> Any ideas what could be causing this? I'm running under 1.4.5.
> --
> Chris Tapp
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