memory leak in vaapih264dec with low-latency=true and base-only=true

Nirbheek Chauhan nirbheek.chauhan at
Wed May 25 20:02:00 UTC 2022

Hi Joe,

1.14.5 is very old and unsupported, since many bugfixes have happened
since then. Please try a newer gstreamer version, preferably 1.20.

The gstvaapi elements are currently being replaced with gstva
elements, and in your case besides vaapih264dec you can also try
vah264dec with 1.20.


On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 12:15 AM cfd new via gstreamer-devel
<gstreamer-devel at> wrote:
> In my rtsp streaming pipeline vaapih264dec is used and streaming works fine. But whenever pipeline state changes from playing to state null, there is about 0.5% memory leak.
> In about 200 state changes, memory is used up and I have to restart my app. gstreamer 1.14.5 is used on Ubuntu 18. Thanks for your helps.
>    Joe

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