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GStreamer Streaming AppSrc Example
#include <gst/gst.h>
#include <gst/app/gstappsrc.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf.h>
GST_DEBUG_CATEGORY (appsrc_pipeline_debug);
#define GST_CAT_DEFAULT appsrc_pipeline_debug
typedef struct _App App;
struct _App
GstElement *pipeline;
GstElement *appsrc;
GMainLoop *loop;
guint sourceid;
GTimer *timer;
App s_app;
static gboolean
read_data (App * app)
guint len;
GstFlowReturn ret;
gdouble ms;
ms = g_timer_elapsed(app->timer, NULL);
if (ms > 1.0/20.0) {
GstBuffer *buffer;
GdkPixbuf *pb;
gboolean ok = TRUE;
buffer = gst_buffer_new();
pb = gdk_pixbuf_new(GDK_COLORSPACE_RGB, FALSE, 8, 640, 480);
gdk_pixbuf_fill(pb, 0xffffffff);
GST_BUFFER_DATA (buffer) = gdk_pixbuf_get_pixels(pb);
GST_BUFFER_SIZE (buffer) = 640*480*3*sizeof(guchar);
GST_DEBUG ("feed buffer");
g_signal_emit_by_name (app->appsrc, "push-buffer", buffer, &ret);
gst_buffer_unref (buffer);
if (ret != GST_FLOW_OK) {
/* some error, stop sending data */
GST_DEBUG ("some error");
ok = FALSE;
return ok;
// g_signal_emit_by_name (app->appsrc, "end-of-stream", &ret);
return FALSE;
/* This signal callback is called when appsrc needs data, we add an idle handler
* to the mainloop to start pushing data into the appsrc */
static void
start_feed (GstElement * pipeline, guint size, App * app)
if (app->sourceid == 0) {
GST_DEBUG ("start feeding");
app->sourceid = g_idle_add ((GSourceFunc) read_data, app);
/* This callback is called when appsrc has enough data and we can stop sending.
* We remove the idle handler from the mainloop */
static void
stop_feed (GstElement * pipeline, App * app)
if (app->sourceid != 0) {
GST_DEBUG ("stop feeding");
g_source_remove (app->sourceid);
app->sourceid = 0;
static gboolean
bus_message (GstBus * bus, GstMessage * message, App * app)
GST_DEBUG ("got message %s",
gst_message_type_get_name (GST_MESSAGE_TYPE (message)));
switch (GST_MESSAGE_TYPE (message)) {
GError *err = NULL;
gchar *dbg_info = NULL;
gst_message_parse_error (message, &err, &dbg_info);
g_printerr ("ERROR from element %s: %s\n",
GST_OBJECT_NAME (message->src), err->message);
g_printerr ("Debugging info: %s\n", (dbg_info) ? dbg_info : "none");
g_error_free (err);
g_free (dbg_info);
g_main_loop_quit (app->loop);
g_main_loop_quit (app->loop);
return TRUE;
main (int argc, char *argv[])
App *app = &s_app;
GError *error = NULL;
GstBus *bus;
GstCaps *caps;
gst_init (&argc, &argv);
GST_DEBUG_CATEGORY_INIT (appsrc_pipeline_debug, "appsrc-pipeline", 0,
"appsrc pipeline example");
/* create a mainloop to get messages and to handle the idle handler that will
* feed data to appsrc. */
app->loop = g_main_loop_new (NULL, TRUE);
app->timer = g_timer_new();
app->pipeline = gst_parse_launch("appsrc name=mysource ! video/x-raw-rgb,width=640,height=480,bpp=24,depth=24 ! ffmpegcolorspace ! videoscale method=1 ! theoraenc bitrate=150 ! udpsink host= port=1234", NULL);
g_assert (app->pipeline);
bus = gst_pipeline_get_bus (GST_PIPELINE (app->pipeline));
/* add watch for messages */
gst_bus_add_watch (bus, (GstBusFunc) bus_message, app);
/* get the appsrc */
app->appsrc = gst_bin_get_by_name (GST_BIN(app->pipeline), "mysource");
g_signal_connect (app->appsrc, "need-data", G_CALLBACK (start_feed), app);
g_signal_connect (app->appsrc, "enough-data", G_CALLBACK (stop_feed), app);
/* set the caps on the source */
caps = gst_caps_new_simple ("video/x-raw-rgb",
"width", G_TYPE_INT, 640,
"height", G_TYPE_INT, 480,
gst_app_src_set_caps(GST_APP_SRC(app->appsrc), caps);
/* go to playing and wait in a mainloop. */
gst_element_set_state (app->pipeline, GST_STATE_PLAYING);
/* this mainloop is stopped when we receive an error or EOS */
g_main_loop_run (app->loop);
GST_DEBUG ("stopping");
gst_element_set_state (app->pipeline, GST_STATE_NULL);
gst_object_unref (bus);
g_main_loop_unref (app->loop);
return 0;
msdark commented Apr 21, 2011

I try but this don't work i change the sink element (udpsink) for other (tcpserversink or even glimagesink ) and nothing happen...

It's this right???

Thanks in advance

hy-ni commented Jan 30, 2015

could you please tell why this check is required?

if (ms > 1.0/20.0)
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