gst-launch "properties of properties" syntax

Tim Müller tim at
Mon Oct 12 16:21:07 PDT 2015

On Mon, 2015-10-12 at 15:49 -0700, Sepehr Laal wrote:


> I have been trying out different syntaxes since yesterday but I
> cannot figure this out. Basically I want to set name and caps
> properties of appsink in playbin pipeline and launch it via gst
> -launch. For example (not working):
> gst-launch playbin uri=/path/to/vid.mp4 video
> -sink=appsink,name=appsink0,caps=video/x
> -raw,width=3840,height=2160,format=RGB
> How do I properly set the caps and name parameters for appsink in the
> playbin above?

gst-launch-1.0 playbin uri=file:///path/to/video.mp4 video
-sink="appsink name=appsink0 caps=video/x

(To be sure, this will not work with older 0.10 versions, but with 1.x
it should work.)


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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