[vlc-devel] VLC with gstreamer

ved kpl ved.kpl at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 21:12:07 CEST 2014

Hi Remi,

As discussed over IRC, I see this as more of a fallback option, with lowest
Not sure about VP8, but I guess VP8 standard doesn't allow slice based

Will clean-up and upload the patch soon.


On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:

>         Hello,
> Le mardi 8 avril 2014, 00:40:41 ved kpl a écrit :
> > I have written a gstreamer1.0 based video decoder module, that loads the
> > appropriate gstreamer plugins for decooding. Tested this with various
> codecs
> > such as H264. VP8, MPEG4, MPEG2, flashvideo.
> > Guys, please let me know your comments on this.I thought it would be cool
> > to load gst plugins too, considering the wide range of HW accelerated
> codec
> > support it provides on many SOCs.
> Did you have anything specific in mind? I had tried to write a
> gstreamer0.10
> way back to support Nokia N9 (OMAP3630) a few years ago - and eventually
> gave
> up. But nowadays, Android compliance has forced most SoCs to provide
> OpenMAX IL, which VLC supports directly.
> > I have so far tested this on X86 only and plan to make it robust on
> embedded
> > platforms too, where there is GST support.
> I know libavcodec slide decoding lacks VP8 support, but I have yet so see
> real
> hardware supporting it. Is there anything else missing on x86?
> > Do let me know if it sounds fine. I will upload a patch  by cleaning up
> few
> > stuff by tomorrow.
> Do you have any solution or plan to avoid the indirection to gstreamer for
> unaccelerated codecs,or more generally when VLC already supports the codec?
> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net/
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