Muxing halts when no audio stream

Peter Biro pettair at
Thu Mar 24 06:42:14 UTC 2022

Thank you Nirbheek! It makes sense now!


> On 2022. Mar 23., at 16:49, Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 2:17 AM Peter Biro <pettair at> wrote:
>> It was enough to just add the the audiomixer into the pipeline and the halting issue not occurs anymore (I can stop the audio sending during recording or dont event start it and the video is recorded properly, without the sound of course)
> [...]
>> The only thing I changed is the addition of audiomixer in between the audioconvert and the audioresample elements.
>> Can you think of any logical explanation for this? I mean since Im not aware of the internals I'm afraid that I dont see something and this simple "solution" has some drawbacks.
> Yes, this is working as expected. audiomixer operates in live mode, so
> if it doesn't receive a buffer "in time" on one of the pads, then it
> will mix the remaining pads and output a buffer. If none of the pads
> have data, it will output silence once it is done waiting. In your
> case you have one pad, and if it doesn't have data, then audiomixer
> will output silence so that downstream keeps receiving buffers on
> time.
> Having a second pad with audiotestsrc wave=silence is useful when your
> audio source can come and go, i.e., it is dynamically plugged /
> unplugged.
> Cheers,
> Nirbheek

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