Gst.Event

Fields

Name Type Access Description
mini_object Gst.MiniObject r/w the parent structure
seqnum int r/w the sequence number of the event
timestamp int r/w the timestamp of the event
type Gst.EventType r/w the Gst.EventType of the event

Methods

class new_buffer_size (format, minsize, maxsize, async)
class new_caps (caps)
class new_custom (type, structure)
class new_eos ()
class new_flush_start ()
class new_flush_stop (reset_time)
class new_gap (timestamp, duration)
class new_latency (latency)
class new_navigation (structure)
class new_protection (system_id, data, origin)
class new_qos (type, proportion, diff, timestamp)
class new_reconfigure ()
class new_seek (rate, format, flags, start_type, start, stop_type, stop)
class new_segment (segment)
class new_segment_done (format, position)
class new_select_streams (streams)
class new_sink_message (name, msg)
class new_step (format, amount, rate, flush, intermediate)
class new_stream_collection (collection)
class new_stream_group_done (group_id)
class new_stream_start (stream_id)
class new_tag (taglist)
class new_toc (toc, updated)
class new_toc_select (uid)
  copy_segment (segment)
  get_running_time_offset ()
  get_seqnum ()
  get_structure ()
  has_name (name)
  parse_buffer_size ()
  parse_caps ()
  parse_flush_stop ()
  parse_gap ()
  parse_group_id ()
  parse_latency ()
  parse_protection ()
  parse_qos ()
  parse_seek ()
  parse_segment ()
  parse_segment_done ()
  parse_select_streams ()
  parse_sink_message ()
  parse_step ()
  parse_stream ()
  parse_stream_collection ()
  parse_stream_flags ()
  parse_stream_group_done ()
  parse_stream_start ()
  parse_tag ()
  parse_toc ()
  parse_toc_select ()
  set_group_id (group_id)
  set_running_time_offset (offset)
  set_seqnum (seqnum)
  set_stream (stream)
  set_stream_flags (flags)
  writable_structure ()

Details

class Gst.Event

The event class provides factory methods to construct events for sending and functions to query (parse) received events.

Events are usually created with gst_event_new_*() which takes event-type specific parameters as arguments. To send an event application will usually use Gst.Element.send_event() and elements will use Gst.Pad.send_event() or Gst.Pad.push_event(). The event should be unreffed with gst_event_unref() if it has not been sent.

Events that have been received can be parsed with their respective gst_event_parse_*() functions. It is valid to pass None for unwanted details.

Events are passed between elements in parallel to the data stream. Some events are serialized with buffers, others are not. Some events only travel downstream, others only upstream. Some events can travel both upstream and downstream.

The events are used to signal special conditions in the datastream such as EOS (end of stream) or the start of a new stream-segment. Events are also used to flush the pipeline of any pending data.

Most of the event API is used inside plugins. Applications usually only construct and use seek events. To do that Gst.Event.new_seek() is used to create a seek event. It takes the needed parameters to specify seeking time and mode.

GstEvent *event;
gboolean result;
...
// construct a seek event to play the media from second 2 to 5, flush
// the pipeline to decrease latency.
event = gst_event_new_seek (1.0,
   GST_FORMAT_TIME,
   GST_SEEK_FLAG_FLUSH,
   GST_SEEK_TYPE_SET, 2 * GST_SECOND,
   GST_SEEK_TYPE_SET, 5 * GST_SECOND);
...
result = gst_element_send_event (pipeline, event);
if (!result)
  g_warning ("seek failed");
...
classmethod new_buffer_size(format, minsize, maxsize, async)[source]
Parameters:
  • format (Gst.Format) – buffer format
  • minsize (int) – minimum buffer size
  • maxsize (int) – maximum buffer size
  • async (bool) – thread behavior
Returns:

a new Gst.Event

Return type:

Gst.Event

Create a new buffersize event. The event is sent downstream and notifies elements that they should provide a buffer of the specified dimensions.

When the async flag is set, a thread boundary is preferred.

classmethod new_caps(caps)[source]
Parameters:caps (Gst.Caps) – a Gst.Caps
Returns:the new CAPS event.
Return type:Gst.Event or None

Create a new CAPS event for caps. The caps event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow and contains the format of the buffers that will follow after the event.

classmethod new_custom(type, structure)[source]
Parameters:
  • type (Gst.EventType) – The type of the new event
  • structure (Gst.Structure) – the structure for the event. The event will take ownership of the structure.
Returns:

the new custom event.

Return type:

Gst.Event or None

Create a new custom-typed event. This can be used for anything not handled by other event-specific functions to pass an event to another element.

Make sure to allocate an event type with the #GST_EVENT_MAKE_TYPE macro, assigning a free number and filling in the correct direction and serialization flags.

New custom events can also be created by subclassing the event type if needed.

classmethod new_eos()[source]
Returns:the new EOS event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new EOS event. The eos event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow. Elements that receive the EOS event on a pad can return Gst.FlowReturn.EOS as a Gst.FlowReturn when data after the EOS event arrives.

The EOS event will travel down to the sink elements in the pipeline which will then post the Gst.MessageType.EOS on the bus after they have finished playing any buffered data.

When all sinks have posted an EOS message, an EOS message is forwarded to the application.

The EOS event itself will not cause any state transitions of the pipeline.

classmethod new_flush_start()[source]
Returns:a new flush start event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Allocate a new flush start event. The flush start event can be sent upstream and downstream and travels out-of-bounds with the dataflow.

It marks pads as being flushing and will make them return Gst.FlowReturn.FLUSHING when used for data flow with Gst.Pad.push(), Gst.Pad.chain(), Gst.Pad.get_range() and Gst.Pad.pull_range(). Any event (except a Gst.EventType.FLUSH_STOP) received on a flushing pad will return False immediately.

Elements should unlock any blocking functions and exit their streaming functions as fast as possible when this event is received.

This event is typically generated after a seek to flush out all queued data in the pipeline so that the new media is played as soon as possible.

classmethod new_flush_stop(reset_time)[source]
Parameters:reset_time (bool) – if time should be reset
Returns:a new flush stop event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Allocate a new flush stop event. The flush stop event can be sent upstream and downstream and travels serialized with the dataflow. It is typically sent after sending a FLUSH_START event to make the pads accept data again.

Elements can process this event synchronized with the dataflow since the preceding FLUSH_START event stopped the dataflow.

This event is typically generated to complete a seek and to resume dataflow.

classmethod new_gap(timestamp, duration)[source]
Parameters:
  • timestamp (int) – the start time (pts) of the gap
  • duration (int) – the duration of the gap
Returns:

the new GAP event.

Return type:

Gst.Event

Create a new GAP event. A gap event can be thought of as conceptually equivalent to a buffer to signal that there is no data for a certain amount of time. This is useful to signal a gap to downstream elements which may wait for data, such as muxers or mixers or overlays, especially for sparse streams such as subtitle streams.

classmethod new_latency(latency)[source]
Parameters:latency (int) – the new latency value
Returns:a new Gst.Event
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new latency event. The event is sent upstream from the sinks and notifies elements that they should add an additional latency to the running time before synchronising against the clock.

The latency is mostly used in live sinks and is always expressed in the time format.

classmethod new_navigation(structure)[source]
Parameters:structure (Gst.Structure) – description of the event. The event will take ownership of the structure.
Returns:a new Gst.Event
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new navigation event from the given description.

classmethod new_protection(system_id, data, origin)[source]
Parameters:
  • system_id (str) – a string holding a UUID that uniquely identifies a protection system.
  • data (Gst.Buffer) – a Gst.Buffer holding protection system specific information. The reference count of the buffer will be incremented by one.
  • origin (str) – a string indicating where the protection information carried in the event was extracted from. The allowed values of this string will depend upon the protection scheme.
Returns:

a Gst.EventType.PROTECTION event, if successful; None if unsuccessful.

Return type:

Gst.Event

Creates a new event containing information specific to a particular protection system (uniquely identified by system_id), by which that protection system can acquire key(s) to decrypt a protected stream.

In order for a decryption element to decrypt media protected using a specific system, it first needs all the protection system specific information necessary to acquire the decryption key(s) for that stream. The functions defined here enable this information to be passed in events from elements that extract it (e.g., ISOBMFF demuxers, MPEG DASH demuxers) to protection decrypter elements that use it.

Events containing protection system specific information are created using Gst.Event.new_protection, and they can be parsed by downstream elements using Gst.Event.parse_protection.

In Common Encryption, protection system specific information may be located within ISOBMFF files, both in movie (moov) boxes and movie fragment (moof) boxes; it may also be contained in ContentProtection elements within MPEG DASH MPDs. The events created by Gst.Event.new_protection contain data identifying from which of these locations the encapsulated protection system specific information originated. This origin information is required as some protection systems use different encodings depending upon where the information originates.

The events returned by Gst.Event.new_protection() are implemented in such a way as to ensure that the most recently-pushed protection info event of a particular origin and system_id will be stuck to the output pad of the sending element.

New in version 1.6.

classmethod new_qos(type, proportion, diff, timestamp)[source]
Parameters:
  • type (Gst.QOSType) – the QoS type
  • proportion (float) – the proportion of the qos message
  • diff (int) – The time difference of the last Clock sync
  • timestamp (int) – The timestamp of the buffer
Returns:

a new QOS event.

Return type:

Gst.Event or None

Allocate a new qos event with the given values. The QOS event is generated in an element that wants an upstream element to either reduce or increase its rate because of high/low CPU load or other resource usage such as network performance or throttling. Typically sinks generate these events for each buffer they receive.

type indicates the reason for the QoS event. Gst.QOSType.OVERFLOW is used when a buffer arrived in time or when the sink cannot keep up with the upstream datarate. Gst.QOSType.UNDERFLOW is when the sink is not receiving buffers fast enough and thus has to drop late buffers. Gst.QOSType.THROTTLE is used when the datarate is artificially limited by the application, for example to reduce power consumption.

proportion indicates the real-time performance of the streaming in the element that generated the QoS event (usually the sink). The value is generally computed based on more long term statistics about the streams timestamps compared to the clock. A value < 1.0 indicates that the upstream element is producing data faster than real-time. A value > 1.0 indicates that the upstream element is not producing data fast enough. 1.0 is the ideal proportion value. The proportion value can safely be used to lower or increase the quality of the element.

diff is the difference against the clock in running time of the last buffer that caused the element to generate the QOS event. A negative value means that the buffer with timestamp arrived in time. A positive value indicates how late the buffer with timestamp was. When throttling is enabled, diff will be set to the requested throttling interval.

timestamp is the timestamp of the last buffer that cause the element to generate the QOS event. It is expressed in running time and thus an ever increasing value.

The upstream element can use the diff and timestamp values to decide whether to process more buffers. For positive diff, all buffers with timestamp <= timestamp + diff will certainly arrive late in the sink as well. A (negative) diff value so that timestamp + diff would yield a result smaller than 0 is not allowed.

The application can use general event probes to intercept the QoS event and implement custom application specific QoS handling.

classmethod new_reconfigure()[source]
Returns:a new Gst.Event
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new reconfigure event. The purpose of the reconfigure event is to travel upstream and make elements renegotiate their caps or reconfigure their buffer pools. This is useful when changing properties on elements or changing the topology of the pipeline.

classmethod new_seek(rate, format, flags, start_type, start, stop_type, stop)[source]
Parameters:
  • rate (float) – The new playback rate
  • format (Gst.Format) – The format of the seek values
  • flags (Gst.SeekFlags) – The optional seek flags
  • start_type (Gst.SeekType) – The type and flags for the new start position
  • start (int) – The value of the new start position
  • stop_type (Gst.SeekType) – The type and flags for the new stop position
  • stop (int) – The value of the new stop position
Returns:

a new seek event.

Return type:

Gst.Event or None

Allocate a new seek event with the given parameters.

The seek event configures playback of the pipeline between start to stop at the speed given in rate, also called a playback segment. The start and stop values are expressed in format.

A rate of 1.0 means normal playback rate, 2.0 means double speed. Negatives values means backwards playback. A value of 0.0 for the rate is not allowed and should be accomplished instead by PAUSING the pipeline.

A pipeline has a default playback segment configured with a start position of 0, a stop position of -1 and a rate of 1.0. The currently configured playback segment can be queried with Gst.QueryType.SEGMENT.

start_type and stop_type specify how to adjust the currently configured start and stop fields in playback segment. Adjustments can be made relative or absolute to the last configured values. A type of Gst.SeekType.NONE means that the position should not be updated.

When the rate is positive and start has been updated, playback will start from the newly configured start position.

For negative rates, playback will start from the newly configured stop position (if any). If the stop position is updated, it must be different from -1 (Gst.CLOCK_TIME_NONE) for negative rates.

It is not possible to seek relative to the current playback position, to do this, PAUSE the pipeline, query the current playback position with Gst.QueryType.POSITION and update the playback segment current position with a Gst.SeekType.SET to the desired position.

classmethod new_segment(segment)[source]
Parameters:segment (Gst.Segment) – a Gst.Segment
Returns:the new SEGMENT event.
Return type:Gst.Event or None

Create a new SEGMENT event for segment. The segment event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow and contains timing information and playback properties for the buffers that will follow.

The segment event marks the range of buffers to be processed. All data not within the segment range is not to be processed. This can be used intelligently by plugins to apply more efficient methods of skipping unneeded data. The valid range is expressed with the start and stop values.

The time value of the segment is used in conjunction with the start value to convert the buffer timestamps into the stream time. This is usually done in sinks to report the current stream_time. time represents the stream_time of a buffer carrying a timestamp of start. time cannot be -1.

start cannot be -1, stop can be -1. If there is a valid stop given, it must be greater or equal the start, including when the indicated playback rate is < 0.

The applied_rate value provides information about any rate adjustment that has already been made to the timestamps and content on the buffers of the stream. (rate * applied_rate) should always equal the rate that has been requested for playback. For example, if an element has an input segment with intended playback rate of 2.0 and applied_rate of 1.0, it can adjust incoming timestamps and buffer content by half and output a segment event with rate of 1.0 and applied_rate of 2.0

After a segment event, the buffer stream time is calculated with:

time + (TIMESTAMP(buf) - start) * ABS (rate * applied_rate)

classmethod new_segment_done(format, position)[source]
Parameters:
  • format (Gst.Format) – The format of the position being done
  • position (int) – The position of the segment being done
Returns:

a new Gst.Event

Return type:

Gst.Event

Create a new segment-done event. This event is sent by elements that finish playback of a segment as a result of a segment seek.

classmethod new_select_streams(streams)[source]
Parameters:streams ([str]) – the list of streams to activate
Returns:a new select-streams event or None in case of an error (like an empty streams list).
Return type:Gst.Event

Allocate a new select-streams event.

The select-streams event requests the specified streams to be activated.

The list of streams corresponds to the “Stream ID” of each stream to be activated. Those ID can be obtained via the Gst.Stream objects present in Gst.EventType.STREAM_START, Gst.EventType.STREAM_COLLECTION or Gst.MessageType.STREAM_COLLECTION.

Note: The list of streams can not be empty.

New in version 1.10.

classmethod new_sink_message(name, msg)[source]
Parameters:
Returns:

a new Gst.Event

Return type:

Gst.Event

Create a new sink-message event. The purpose of the sink-message event is to instruct a sink to post the message contained in the event synchronized with the stream.

name is used to store multiple sticky events on one pad.

classmethod new_step(format, amount, rate, flush, intermediate)[source]
Parameters:
  • format (Gst.Format) – the format of amount
  • amount (int) – the amount of data to step
  • rate (float) – the step rate
  • flush (bool) – flushing steps
  • intermediate (bool) – intermediate steps
Returns:

a new Gst.Event

Return type:

Gst.Event or None

Create a new step event. The purpose of the step event is to instruct a sink to skip amount (expressed in format) of media. It can be used to implement stepping through the video frame by frame or for doing fast trick modes.

A rate of <= 0.0 is not allowed. Pause the pipeline, for the effect of rate = 0.0 or first reverse the direction of playback using a seek event to get the same effect as rate < 0.0.

The flush flag will clear any pending data in the pipeline before starting the step operation.

The intermediate flag instructs the pipeline that this step operation is part of a larger step operation.

classmethod new_stream_collection(collection)[source]
Parameters:collection (Gst.StreamCollection) – Active collection for this data flow
Returns:the new STREAM_COLLECTION event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new STREAM_COLLECTION event. The stream collection event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow.

Source elements, demuxers and other elements that manage collections of streams and post Gst.StreamCollection messages on the bus also send this event downstream on each pad involved in the collection, so that activation of a new collection can be tracked through the downstream data flow.

New in version 1.10.

classmethod new_stream_group_done(group_id)[source]
Parameters:group_id (int) – the group id of the stream group which is ending
Returns:the new stream-group-done event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new Stream Group Done event. The stream-group-done event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow. Elements that receive the event on a pad should handle it mostly like EOS, and emit any data or pending buffers that would depend on more data arriving and unblock, since there won’t be any more data.

This event is followed by EOS at some point in the future, and is generally used when switching pads - to unblock downstream so that new pads can be exposed before sending EOS on the existing pads.

New in version 1.10.

classmethod new_stream_start(stream_id)[source]
Parameters:stream_id (str) – Identifier for this stream
Returns:the new STREAM_START event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Create a new STREAM_START event. The stream start event can only travel downstream synchronized with the buffer flow. It is expected to be the first event that is sent for a new stream.

Source elements, demuxers and other elements that create new streams are supposed to send this event as the first event of a new stream. It should not be sent after a flushing seek or in similar situations and is used to mark the beginning of a new logical stream. Elements combining multiple streams must ensure that this event is only forwarded downstream once and not for every single input stream.

The stream_id should be a unique string that consists of the upstream stream-id, / as separator and a unique stream-id for this specific stream. A new stream-id should only be created for a stream if the upstream stream is split into (potentially) multiple new streams, e.g. in a demuxer, but not for every single element in the pipeline. Gst.Pad.create_stream_id() or gst_pad_create_stream_id_printf() can be used to create a stream-id. There are no particular semantics for the stream-id, though it should be deterministic (to support stream matching) and it might be used to order streams (besides any information conveyed by stream flags).

classmethod new_tag(taglist)[source]
Parameters:taglist (Gst.TagList) – metadata list. The event will take ownership of the taglist.
Returns:a new Gst.Event
Return type:Gst.Event

Generates a metadata tag event from the given taglist.

The scope of the taglist specifies if the taglist applies to the complete medium or only to this specific stream. As the tag event is a sticky event, elements should merge tags received from upstream with a given scope with their own tags with the same scope and create a new tag event from it.

classmethod new_toc(toc, updated)[source]
Parameters:
Returns:

a new Gst.Event.

Return type:

Gst.Event

Generate a TOC event from the given toc. The purpose of the TOC event is to inform elements that some kind of the TOC was found.

classmethod new_toc_select(uid)[source]
Parameters:uid (str) – UID in the TOC to start playback from.
Returns:a new Gst.Event.
Return type:Gst.Event

Generate a TOC select event with the given uid. The purpose of the TOC select event is to start playback based on the TOC’s entry with the given uid.

copy_segment(segment)[source]
Parameters:segment (Gst.Segment) – a pointer to a Gst.Segment

Parses a segment self and copies the Gst.Segment into the location given by segment.

get_running_time_offset()[source]
Returns:The event’s running time offset

MT safe.

Return type:int

Retrieve the accumulated running time offset of the event.

Events passing through Gst.Pads that have a running time offset set via Gst.Pad.set_offset() will get their offset adjusted according to the pad’s offset.

If the event contains any information that related to the running time, this information will need to be updated before usage with this offset.

New in version 1.4.

get_seqnum()[source]
Returns:The event’s sequence number.

MT safe.

Return type:int

Retrieve the sequence number of a event.

Events have ever-incrementing sequence numbers, which may also be set explicitly via Gst.Event.set_seqnum(). Sequence numbers are typically used to indicate that a event corresponds to some other set of events or messages, for example an EOS event corresponding to a SEEK event. It is considered good practice to make this correspondence when possible, though it is not required.

Note that events and messages share the same sequence number incrementor; two events or messages will never have the same sequence number unless that correspondence was made explicitly.

get_structure()[source]
Returns:The structure of the event. The structure is still owned by the event, which means that you should not free it and that the pointer becomes invalid when you free the event.

MT safe.

Return type:Gst.Structure or None

Access the structure of the event.

has_name(name)[source]
Parameters:name (str) – name to check
Returns:True if name matches the name of the event structure.
Return type:bool

Checks if self has the given name. This function is usually used to check the name of a custom event.

parse_buffer_size()[source]
Returns:
format:A pointer to store the format in
minsize:A pointer to store the minsize in
maxsize:A pointer to store the maxsize in
async:A pointer to store the async-flag in
Return type:(format: Gst.Format, minsize: int, maxsize: int, async: bool)

Get the format, minsize, maxsize and async-flag in the buffersize event.

parse_caps()[source]
Returns:A pointer to the caps
Return type:caps: Gst.Caps

Get the caps from self. The caps remains valid as long as self remains valid.

parse_flush_stop()[source]
Returns:if time should be reset
Return type:reset_time: bool

Parse the FLUSH_STOP event and retrieve the reset_time member.

parse_gap()[source]
Returns:
timestamp:location where to store the start time (pts) of the gap, or None
duration:location where to store the duration of the gap, or None
Return type:(timestamp: int, duration: int)

Extract timestamp and duration from a new GAP event.

parse_group_id()[source]
Returns:True if a group id was set on the event and could be parsed, False otherwise.
group_id:address of variable where to store the group id
Return type:(bool, group_id: int)

New in version 1.2.

parse_latency()[source]
Returns:A pointer to store the latency in.
Return type:latency: int

Get the latency in the latency event.

parse_protection()[source]
Returns:
system_id:pointer to store the UUID string uniquely identifying a content protection system.
data:pointer to store a Gst.Buffer holding protection system specific information.
origin:pointer to store a value that indicates where the protection information carried by self was extracted from.
Return type:(system_id: str, data: Gst.Buffer, origin: str)

Parses an event containing protection system specific information and stores the results in system_id, data and origin. The data stored in system_id, origin and data are valid until self is released.

New in version 1.6.

parse_qos()[source]
Returns:
type:A pointer to store the QoS type in
proportion:A pointer to store the proportion in
diff:A pointer to store the diff in
timestamp:A pointer to store the timestamp in
Return type:(type: Gst.QOSType, proportion: float, diff: int, timestamp: int)

Get the type, proportion, diff and timestamp in the qos event. See Gst.Event.new_qos() for more information about the different QoS values.

timestamp will be adjusted for any pad offsets of pads it was passing through.

parse_seek()[source]
Returns:
rate:result location for the rate
format:result location for the stream format
flags:result location for the Gst.SeekFlags
start_type:result location for the Gst.SeekType of the start position
start:result location for the start position expressed in format
stop_type:result location for the Gst.SeekType of the stop position
stop:result location for the stop position expressed in format
Return type:(rate: float, format: Gst.Format, flags: Gst.SeekFlags, start_type: Gst.SeekType, start: int, stop_type: Gst.SeekType, stop: int)

Parses a seek self and stores the results in the given result locations.

parse_segment()[source]
Returns:a pointer to a Gst.Segment
Return type:segment: Gst.Segment

Parses a segment self and stores the result in the given segment location. segment remains valid only until the self is freed. Don’t modify the segment and make a copy if you want to modify it or store it for later use.

parse_segment_done()[source]
Returns:
format:Result location for the format, or None
position:Result location for the position, or None
Return type:(format: Gst.Format, position: int)

Extracts the position and format from the segment done message.

parse_select_streams()[source]
Returns:the streams
Return type:streams: [str]

Parse the SELECT_STREAMS event and retrieve the contained streams.

New in version 1.10.

parse_sink_message()[source]
Returns:a pointer to store the Gst.Message in.
Return type:msg: Gst.Message

Parse the sink-message event. Unref msg after usage.

parse_step()[source]
Returns:
format:a pointer to store the format in
amount:a pointer to store the amount in
rate:a pointer to store the rate in
flush:a pointer to store the flush boolean in
intermediate:a pointer to store the intermediate boolean in
Return type:(format: Gst.Format, amount: int, rate: float, flush: bool, intermediate: bool)

Parse the step event.

parse_stream()[source]
Returns:adress of variable to store the stream
Return type:stream: Gst.Stream

Parse a stream-start self and extract the Gst.Stream from it.

New in version 1.10.

parse_stream_collection()[source]
Returns:pointer to store the collection
Return type:collection: Gst.StreamCollection

Retrieve new Gst.StreamCollection from STREAM_COLLECTION event self.

New in version 1.10.

parse_stream_flags()[source]
Returns:address of variable where to store the stream flags
Return type:flags: Gst.StreamFlags

New in version 1.2.

parse_stream_group_done()[source]
Returns:address of variable to store the group id into
Return type:group_id: int

Parse a stream-group-done self and store the result in the given group_id location.

New in version 1.10.

parse_stream_start()[source]
Returns:pointer to store the stream-id
Return type:stream_id: str

Parse a stream-id self and store the result in the given stream_id location. The string stored in stream_id must not be modified and will remain valid only until self gets freed. Make a copy if you want to modify it or store it for later use.

parse_tag()[source]
Returns:pointer to metadata list
Return type:taglist: Gst.TagList

Parses a tag self and stores the results in the given taglist location. No reference to the taglist will be returned, it remains valid only until the self is freed. Don’t modify or free the taglist, make a copy if you want to modify it or store it for later use.

parse_toc()[source]
Returns:
toc:pointer to Gst.Toc structure.
updated:pointer to store TOC updated flag.
Return type:(toc: Gst.Toc, updated: bool)

Parse a TOC self and store the results in the given toc and updated locations.

parse_toc_select()[source]
Returns:storage for the selection UID.
Return type:uid: str

Parse a TOC select self and store the results in the given uid location.

set_group_id(group_id)[source]
Parameters:group_id (int) – the group id to set

All streams that have the same group id are supposed to be played together, i.e. all streams inside a container file should have the same group id but different stream ids. The group id should change each time the stream is started, resulting in different group ids each time a file is played for example.

Use Gst.util_group_id_next() to get a new group id.

New in version 1.2.

set_running_time_offset(offset)[source]
Parameters:offset (int) – A the new running time offset

Set the running time offset of a event. See Gst.Event.get_running_time_offset() for more information.

MT safe.

New in version 1.4.

set_seqnum(seqnum)[source]
Parameters:seqnum (int) – A sequence number.

Set the sequence number of a event.

This function might be called by the creator of a event to indicate that the event relates to other events or messages. See Gst.Event.get_seqnum() for more information.

MT safe.

set_stream(stream)[source]
Parameters:stream (Gst.Stream) – the stream object to set

Set the stream on the stream-start self

New in version 1.10.

set_stream_flags(flags)[source]
Parameters:flags (Gst.StreamFlags) – the stream flags to set

New in version 1.2.

writable_structure()[source]
Returns:The structure of the event. The structure is still owned by the event, which means that you should not free it and that the pointer becomes invalid when you free the event. This function checks if self is writable and will never return None.

MT safe.

Return type:Gst.Structure

Get a writable version of the structure.