Clockoverlay + fractional part of the seconds

Sebastian Dröge sebastian at
Thu Feb 13 12:47:21 PST 2014

On Do, 2014-02-13 at 11:27 +0100, Mario Montagud Climent wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am using clockoverlay in my streaming scenario (gst-launch-1.0). It  
> works fine using the following time-format="%H:%M:%S", but my  
> intention is to also display the fractional part of the seconds (at  
> least ms).
> According to gst-inspect, the time format is as in strftime, so I've  
> tried using both:
> time-format="%H:%M:%S.%L" (%L - Millisecond of the second (000..999)),

It doesn't look like POSIX defines a format specifier for sub-second
parts, especially glibc does not implement any:

clockoverlay is really just calling strftime() for getting a string of
the time, so it can only do what that can do.

Where did you find %L for milliseconds?

Sebastian Dröge, Centricular Ltd -
Expertise, Straight from the Source
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