GStreamer Video Decode pipeline for file/stream without container header

Tim Müller tim at
Fri Jun 20 05:13:42 PDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-06-20 at 01:37 -0700, Sonal wrote:


> I have a file which contains encoded video stream that can be decoded using
> VP8 decoder. But, there is no container header in starting of that file.
> I am not able to play that file using playbin. If the same file has "mkv"
> header in starting it plays well using playbin.
> Is there some way by which GStreamer can play encoded Video stream, without
> container?

What does   gst-typefind-1.0 file   show?

Does your file not even have a DKIF header? Raw VP8 is usually passed
around in an IVF "container", which ivfparse can handle.


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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