Streaming of video from grayscale 16 bits lossless

Josh Doe josh at
Tue May 23 13:08:52 UTC 2017

rtpvrawpay only supports the color formats defined in RFC 4175 [1],
which does not include GRAY8, or GRAY16_LE/BE. I found another RFC
4421 [2] which adds a few other RGB formats, but nothing about

If you're only streaming between your own services, you can payload
GStreamer buffers using rtpgstpay. Don't forget this will be very
demanding on your network depending on your resolution and framerate.


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 5:26 AM, manuk <emmanuel.kertesz at> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to stream a video in grayscale 16 bits to udp without loss the
> resolution in using udpsink and from udpsrc client retrieve the grayscale
> image in 16 bits.
> I have tried to use the rtpvrawpay but this one does not support grayscale
> 16 bits.
> Have you any ideas to do that without loss?
> Thanks in advance.
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