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       gst-launch-1.0 - build and run a GStreamer pipeline


       gst-launch-1.0 [OPTION...] PIPELINE-DESCRIPTION


       gst-launch-1.0  is  a  tool  that builds and runs basic GStreamer pipe-

       In simple form, a PIPELINE-DESCRIPTION is a list of elements  separated
       by  exclamation  marks  (!). Properties may be appended to elements, in
       the form property=value.

       For a complete description of possible  PIPELINE-DESCRIPTIONS  see  the
       section  pipeline description below or consult the GStreamer documenta-

       Please note that gst-launch-1.0  is  primarily  a  debugging  tool  for
       developers  and  users. You should not build applications on top of it.
       For applications, use the gst_parse_launch() function of the  GStreamer
       API as an easy way to construct pipelines from pipeline descriptions.


       gst-launch-1.0 accepts the following options:

       --help  Print help synopsis and available FLAGS

       -v, --verbose
               Output status information and property notifications

       -q, --quiet
               Do not print any progress information

       -m, --messages
               Output messages posted on the pipeline's bus

       -t, --tags
               Output tags (also known as metadata)

       -e, --eos-on-shutdown
               Force  an  EOS  event  on  sources before shutting the pipeline
               down. This is useful to make sure muxers create readable  files
               when a muxing pipeline is shut down forcefully via Control-C.

       -i, --index
               Gather  and  print  index statistics. This is mostly useful for
               playback or recording pipelines.

       -f, --no-fault
               Do not install a fault handler

       -T, --trace
               Print memory allocation traces. The feature must be enabled  at
               compile time to work.

              gst-launch-1.0  also accepts the following options that are com-
              mon to all GStreamer applications:

               Prints the version string of the GStreamer core library.

               Causes GStreamer to abort if a warning message occurs. This  is
               equivalent  to  setting  the  environment  variable  G_DEBUG to
               'fatal_warnings' (see the section environment  variables  below
               for further information).

               A  comma separated list of category_name:level pairs to specify
               debugging levels for each category. Level is in the  range  0-9
               where  0  will  show no messages, and 9 will show all messages.
               The wildcard * can be used to match category names.  Note  that
               the  order  of categories and levels is important, wildcards at
               the end may override levels set earlier. The  log  levels  are:
               1=ERROR,  2=WARNING,  3=FIXME, 4=INFO, 5=DEBUG, 6=LOG, 7=TRACE,
               9=MEMDUMP. Since GStreamer 1.2 one can also use the debug level
               names,  e.g.  --gst-debug=*sink:LOG.  A full description of the
               various debug levels can be found in the GStreamer core library
               API documentation, in the "Running GStreamer Applications" sec-

               Use --gst-debug-help to show category names

               Example: GST_CAT:5,GST_ELEMENT_*:3,oggdemux:5

               Sets the threshold for printing debugging messages.   A  higher
               level  will print more messages.  The useful range is 0-9, with
               the default being 0. Level 6 (LOG level) will show all informa-
               tion  that  is  usually required for debugging purposes. Higher
               levels are only useful in very specific cases.  See  above  for
               the full list of levels.

               GStreamer  normally  prints debugging messages so that the mes-
               sages are color-coded when printed to a terminal  that  handles
               ANSI  escape  sequences.  Using this option causes GStreamer to
               print messages without color.  Setting  the  GST_DEBUG_NO_COLOR
               environment variable will achieve the same thing.

               GStreamer  normally  prints debugging messages so that the mes-
               sages are color-coded when printed to a terminal  that  handles
               ANSI  escape  sequences  (on  *nix), or uses W32 console API to
               color the messages printed into a console (on W32). Using  this
               option  causes GStreamer to print messages without color ('off'
               or 'disable'), print messages  with  default  colors  ('on'  or
               'auto'), or print messages using ANSI escape sequences for col-
               oring ('unix'). Setting  the  GST_DEBUG_COLOR_MODE  environment
               variable will achieve the same thing.

               Disables debugging.

               Prints  a  list of available debug categories and their default
               debugging level.

               GStreamer info flags to set Enable  printout  of  errors  while
               loading GStreamer plugins

               Add directories separated with ':' to the plugin search path

               Preload  plugins  specified  in a comma-separated list. Another
               way to specify plugins to preload is  to  use  the  environment
               variable GST_PLUGIN_PATH


       A  pipeline  consists elements and links. Elements can be put into bins
       of different sorts. Elements, links and bins  can  be  specified  in  a
       pipeline description in any order.



       Creates an element of type ELEMENTTYPE and sets the PROPERTIES.



       Sets   the   property   to   the   specified   value.   You   can   use
       gst-inspect-1.0(1) to find out about properties and allowed  values  of
       different elements.
       Enumeration properties can be set by name, nick or value.



       Specifies  that  a bin of type BINTYPE is created and the given proper-
       ties are set. Every element between the braces is  put  into  the  bin.
       Please  note  the  dot  that has to be used after the BINTYPE. You will
       almost never need this functionality, it  is  only  really  useful  for
       applications  using  the  gst_launch_parse() API with 'bin' as bintype.
       That way it is possible to build partial pipelines instead of  a  full-
       fledged top-level pipeline.


       [[SRCELEMENT].[PAD1,...]]   !   [[SINKELEMENT].[PAD1,...]]    [[SRCELE-
       MENT].[PAD1,...]]  !  CAPS  !   [[SINKELEMENT].[PAD1,...]]    [[SRCELE-
       MENT].[PAD1,...]]      :      [[SINKELEMENT].[PAD1,...]]      [[SRCELE-
       MENT].[PAD1,...]] : CAPS : [[SINKELEMENT].[PAD1,...]]

       Links the element  with  name  SRCELEMENT  to  the  element  with  name
       SINKELEMENT,  using  the caps specified in CAPS as a filter.  Names can
       be set on elements with the name property. If the name is omitted,  the
       element  that  was  specified directly in front of or after the link is
       used. This works across bins. If a padname is given, the link  is  done
       with  these pads. If no pad names are given all possibilities are tried
       and a matching pad is used.  If multiple padnames are given, both sides
       must have the same number of pads specified and multiple links are done
       in the given order.
       So the simplest link is a simple exclamation mark, that links the  ele-
       ment to the left of it to the element right of it.
       Linking using the : operator attempts to link all possible pads between
       the elements


       MEDIATYPE [, PROPERTY[, PROPERTY ...]]] [; CAPS[; CAPS ...]]

       Creates a capability with the given  media  type  and  optionally  with
       given  properties.  The media type can be escaped using " or '.  If you
       want to chain caps, you can add more caps in  the  same  format  after-


       in lists and ranges: [(TYPE)]VALUE

       Sets  the  requested  property in capabilities. The name is an alphanu-
       meric value and the type can have the following  case-insensitive  val-
       - i or int for integer values or ranges
       - f or float for float values or ranges
       - b, bool or boolean for boolean values
       - s, str or string for strings
       - fraction for fractions (framerate, pixel-aspect-ratio)
       - l or list for lists
       If  no  type  was  given, the following order is tried: integer, float,
       boolean, string.
       Integer values must be parsable by strtol(), floats by strtod(). FOURCC
       values  may  either  be  integers  or strings. Boolean values are (case
       insensitive) yes, no, true or false and may  like  strings  be  escaped
       with " or '.
       Ranges are in this format:  [ VALUE, VALUE ]
       Lists use this format:      { VALUE [, VALUE ...] }


       The examples below assume that you have the correct plug-ins available.
       In general, "pulsesink" can be substituted with  another  audio  output
       plug-in  such  as  "alsasink" or "osxaudiosink" Likewise, "xvimagesink"
       can be substituted with "ximagesink", "glimagesink", or "osxvideosink".
       Keep in mind though that different sinks might accept different formats
       and even the same sink might  accept  different  formats  on  different
       machines, so you might need to add converter elements like audioconvert
       and audioresample (for audio) or videoconvert (for video) in  front  of
       the sink to make things work.

       Audio playback

       Play the mp3 music file "music.mp3" using a libmpg123-based plug-in and
       output to an Pulseaudio device
               gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=music.mp3  !  mpegaudioparse  !
       mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Play an Ogg Vorbis format file
               gst-launch-1.0  filesrc location=music.ogg ! oggdemux ! vorbis-
       dec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Play an mp3 file or an http stream using GIO
               gst-launch-1.0 giosrc  location=music.mp3  !  mpegaudioparse  !
       mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! pulsesink
               gst-launch-1.0  giosrc  location=  !
       mpegaudioparse ! mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample !  puls-

       Use GIO to play an mp3 file located on an SMB server
               gst-launch-1.0  giosrc location=smb://computer/music.mp3 ! mpe-
       gaudioparse ! mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Format conversion

       Convert an mp3 music file to an Ogg Vorbis file
               gst-launch-1.0  filesrc  location=music.mp3  ! mpegaudioparse !
       mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! vorbisenc !  oggmux  !  filesink  loca-

       Convert to the FLAC format
               gst-launch-1.0  filesrc  location=music.mp3  ! mpegaudioparse !
       mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! flacenc ! filesink location=test.flac


       Plays a .WAV file that contains raw audio data (PCM).
               gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=music.wav ! wavparse  !  audio-
       convert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Convert a .WAV file containing raw audio data into an Ogg Vorbis or mp3
               gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=music.wav ! wavparse  !  audio-
       convert ! vorbisenc ! oggmux ! filesink location=music.ogg
               gst-launch-1.0  filesrc  location=music.wav ! wavparse ! audio-
       convert ! lamemp3enc ! filesink location=music.mp3

       Rips all tracks from compact disc and convert them into  a  single  mp3
               gst-launch-1.0  cdparanoiasrc  mode=continuous ! audioconvert !
       lamemp3enc ! mpegaudioparse ! id3v2mux ! filesink location=cd.mp3

       Rips track 5 from the CD and converts it into a single mp3 file
               gst-launch-1.0   cdparanoiasrc   track=5   !   audioconvert   !
       lamemp3enc ! mpegaudioparse ! id3v2mux ! filesink location=track5.mp3

       Using  gst-inspect-1.0(1), it is possible to discover settings like the
       above for cdparanoiasrc that will tell it to rip the entire cd or  only
       tracks  of  it.   Alternatively,  you can use an URI and gst-launch-1.0
       will find an element (such as cdparanoia) that supports  that  protocol
       for you, e.g.:
              gst-launch-1.0  cdda://5  !  lamemp3enc  vbr=new vbr-quality=6 !
       filesink location=track5.mp3

       Records sound from your audio input and encodes it into an ogg file
               gst-launch-1.0 pulsesrc ! audioconvert ! vorbisenc !  oggmux  !
       filesink location=input.ogg


       Display  only  the video portion of an MPEG-1 video file, outputting to
       an X display window
               gst-launch-1.0 filesrc  location=JB_FF9_TheGravityOfLove.mpg  !
       dvddemux ! mpegvideoparse ! mpeg2dec ! xvimagesink

       Display  the video portion of a .vob file (used on DVDs), outputting to
       an SDL window
               gst-launch-1.0  filesrc  location=/flflfj.vob  !   dvddemux   !
       mpegvideoparse ! mpeg2dec ! sdlvideosink

       Play both video and audio portions of an MPEG movie
               gst-launch-1.0    filesrc    location=movie.mpg    !   dvddemux
       name=demuxer   demuxer.  !  queue  !  mpegvideoparse   !   mpeg2dec   !
       sdlvideosink   demuxer.  !  queue  !  mpegaudioparse ! mpg123audiodec !
       audioconvert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Play an AVI movie with an external text subtitle stream
               gst-launch-1.0   filesrc   location=movie.mpg    !    mpegdemux
       name=demuxer  demuxer.  ! queue ! mpegvideoparse ! mpeg2dec ! videocon-
       vert  !  sdlvideosink     demuxer.   !   queue   !   mpegaudioparse   !
       mpg123audiodec ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       This  example  also  shows  how to refer to specific pads by name if an
       element (here: textoverlay) has multiple sink or source pads.
               gst-launch-1.0  textoverlay  name=overlay  !   videoconvert   !
       videoscale  !  autovideosink   filesrc location=movie.avi ! decodebin !
       videoconvert ! overlay.video_sink   filesrc  !  sub-
       parse ! overlay.text_sink

       Play an AVI movie with an external text subtitle stream using playbin
               gst-launch-1.0   playbin   uri=file:///path/to/movie.avi   sub-

       Network streaming

       Stream video using RTP and network elements.

       This command would be run on the transmitter
               gst-launch-1.0 v4l2src  !  video/x-raw,width=128,height=96,for-
       mat=UYVY ! videoconvert ! ffenc_h263 ! video/x-h263 ! rtph263ppay pt=96
       ! udpsink host= port=5000

       Use this command on the receiver
               gst-launch-1.0   udpsrc    port=5000    !    application/x-rtp,
       clock-rate=90000,payload=96  ! rtph263pdepay queue-delay=0 ! ffdec_h263
       ! xvimagesink


       Generate a null stream and ignore it (and print out details).
               gst-launch-1.0 -v fakesrc num-buffers=16 ! fakesink

       Generate a pure sine tone to test the audio output
               gst-launch-1.0 audiotestsrc ! audioconvert  !  audioresample  !

       Generate a familiar test pattern to test the video output
               gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! xvimagesink
               gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! ximagesink

       Automatic linking

       You  can  use  the  decodebin element to automatically select the right
       elements to get a working pipeline.

       Play any supported audio format
               gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=musicfile ! decodebin !  audio-
       convert ! audioresample ! pulsesink

       Play  any  supported  video format with video and audio output. Threads
       are used automatically. To make this even easier, you can use the play-
       bin element:
               gst-launch-1.0    filesrc    location=videofile   !   decodebin
       name=decoder decoder. ! queue ! audioconvert !  audioresample  !  puls-
       esink   decoder. !  videoconvert ! xvimagesink
               gst-launch-1.0 playbin uri=file:///home/joe/foo.avi

       Filtered connections

       These examples show you how to use filtered caps.

       Show a test image and use the YUY2 or YV12 video format for this.
               gst-launch-1.0       videotestsrc      !      'video/x-raw,for-
       mat=YUY2;video/x-raw,format=YV12' ! xvimagesink

       Record audio and write it to a .wav file. Force usage of signed  16  to
       32 bit samples and a sample rate between 32kHz and 64KHz.
               gst-launch-1.0 pulsesrc !  'audio/x-raw,rate=[32000,64000],for-
       mat={S16LE,S24LE,S32LE}' ! wavenc ! filesink location=recording.wav


              Comma-separated  list  of  debug  categories  and  levels  (e.g.
              GST_DEBUG=totem:4,typefind:5).  '*'  is allowed as a wildcard as
              part of debug category names (e.g. GST_DEBUG=*sink:6,*audio*:6).
              Since 1.2.0 it is also possible to specify the log level by name
              (1=ERROR, 2=WARN,  3=FIXME,  4=INFO,  5=DEBUG,  6=LOG,  7=TRACE,
              9=MEMDUMP) (e.g. GST_DEBUG=*audio*:LOG)

              When  this environment variable is set, coloured debug output is

              When set to a filesystem path, store  'dot'  files  of  pipeline
              graphs  there.   These can then later be converted into an image
              using the 'dot' utility from the graphviz  set  of  tools,  like
              this: dot -Tsvg -o foo.svg (png or jpg are also possible
              as output format). There is also a utility called  'xdot'  which
              allows  you to view the .dot file directly without converting it
              When the pipeline changes state through NULL to PLAYING and back
              to  NULL, a dot file is generated on each state change. To write
              a snapshot of the pipeline state, send a SIGHUP to the  process.

              Path    of    the    plugin    registry    file.    Default   is
              ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry-CPU.bin   where   CPU   is   the
              machine/cpu  type  GStreamer  was  compiled  for,  e.g.  'i486',
              'i686', 'x86-64', 'ppc', etc. (check the output  of  "uname  -i"
              and "uname -m" for details).

              Set  to  "no"  to force GStreamer to assume that no plugins have
              changed, been added or been removed. This  will  make  GStreamer
              skip  the  initial check whether a rebuild of the registry cache
              is required or not. This may be useful in embedded  environments
              where the installed plugins never change. Do not use this option
              in any other setup.

              Specifies a list of directories to scan for additional  plugins.
              These take precedence over the system plugins.

              Specifies  a  list of plugins that are always loaded by default.
              If not set, this defaults to the system-installed path, and  the
              plugins installed in the user's home directory

              Set this variable to a file path to redirect all GStreamer debug
              messages to this file. If left unset,  debug  messages  with  be
              output unto the standard error.

              Useful  Orc  environment  variable. Set ORC_CODE=debug to enable
              debuggers such as gdb to create useful backtraces from  Orc-gen-
              erated  code.   Set  ORC_CODE=backup  or ORC_CODE=emulate if you
              suspect Orc's SIMD code generator is producing  incorrect  code.
              (Quite  a  few  important  GStreamer  plugins like videotestsrc,
              audioconvert or audioresample use Orc).

              Useful GLib environment variable. Set G_DEBUG=fatal_warnings  to
              make GStreamer programs abort when a critical warning such as an
              assertion failure occurs. This is useful if you want to find out
              which  part  of the code caused that warning to be triggered and
              under what circumstances. Simply set G_DEBUG as mentioned  above
              and  run  the  program  in gdb (or let it core dump). Then get a
              stack trace in the usual way.


               The plugin cache; can be deleted at any time, will  be  re-cre-
               ated  automatically  when  it  does  not  exist  yet or plugins
               change. Based on XDG_CACHE_DIR, so may be in a different  loca-
               tion than the one suggested.




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