Struct gstreamer::Plugin []

pub struct Plugin(_, _);

GStreamer is extensible, so Element instances can be loaded at runtime. A plugin system can provide one or more of the basic <application>GStreamer</application> PluginFeature subclasses.

A plugin should export a symbol <symbol>gst_plugin_desc</symbol> that is a struct of type PluginDesc. the plugin loader will check the version of the core library the plugin was linked against and will create a new Plugin. It will then call the GstPluginInitFunc function that was provided in the <symbol>gst_plugin_desc</symbol>.

Once you have a handle to a Plugin (e.g. from the Registry), you can add any object that subclasses PluginFeature.

Usually plugins are always automatically loaded so you don't need to call Plugin::load explicitly to bring it into memory. There are options to statically link plugins to an app or even use GStreamer without a plugin repository in which case Plugin::load can be needed to bring the plugin into memory.

Implements

GstObjectExt, glib::object::ObjectExt

Methods

impl Plugin
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Make GStreamer aware of external dependencies which affect the feature set of this plugin (ie. the elements or typefinders associated with it).

GStreamer will re-inspect plugins with external dependencies whenever any of the external dependencies change. This is useful for plugins which wrap other plugin systems, e.g. a plugin which wraps a plugin-based visualisation library and makes visualisations available as GStreamer elements, or a codec loader which exposes elements and/or caps dependent on what external codec libraries are currently installed.

env_vars

None-terminated array of environment variables affecting the feature set of the plugin (e.g. an environment variable containing paths where to look for additional modules/plugins of a library), or None. Environment variable names may be followed by a path component which will be added to the content of the environment variable, e.g. "HOME/.mystuff/plugins".

paths

None-terminated array of directories/paths where dependent files may be, or None.

names

None-terminated array of file names (or file name suffixes, depending on flags) to be used in combination with the paths from paths and/or the paths extracted from the environment variables in env_vars, or None.

flags

optional flags, or PluginDependencyFlags::None

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Make GStreamer aware of external dependencies which affect the feature set of this plugin (ie. the elements or typefinders associated with it).

GStreamer will re-inspect plugins with external dependencies whenever any of the external dependencies change. This is useful for plugins which wrap other plugin systems, e.g. a plugin which wraps a plugin-based visualisation library and makes visualisations available as GStreamer elements, or a codec loader which exposes elements and/or caps dependent on what external codec libraries are currently installed.

Convenience wrapper function for Plugin::add_dependency which takes simple strings as arguments instead of string arrays, with multiple arguments separated by predefined delimiters (see above).

env_vars

one or more environment variables (separated by ':', ';' or ','), or None. Environment variable names may be followed by a path component which will be added to the content of the environment variable, e.g. "HOME/.mystuff/plugins:MYSTUFF_PLUGINS_PATH"

paths

one ore more directory paths (separated by ':' or ';' or ','), or None. Example: "/usr/lib/mystuff/plugins"

names

one or more file names or file name suffixes (separated by commas), or None

flags

optional flags, or PluginDependencyFlags::None

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Get the long descriptive name of the plugin

Returns

the long name of the plugin

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get the filename of the plugin

Returns

the filename of the plugin

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get the license of the plugin

Returns

the license of the plugin

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get the URL where the plugin comes from

Returns

the origin of the plugin

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get the package the plugin belongs to.

Returns

the package of the plugin

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Get the release date (and possibly time) in form of a string, if available.

For normal GStreamer plugin releases this will usually just be a date in the form of "YYYY-MM-DD", while pre-releases and builds from git may contain a time component after the date as well, in which case the string will be formatted like "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MMZ" (e.g. "2012-04-30T09:30Z").

There may be plugins that do not have a valid release date set on them.

Returns

the date string of the plugin, or None if not available.

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get the source module the plugin belongs to.

Returns

the source of the plugin

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get the version of the plugin

Returns

the version of the plugin

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queries if the plugin is loaded into memory

Returns

true is loaded, false otherwise

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Loads self. Note that the return value is the loaded plugin; self is untouched. The normal use pattern of this function goes like this:

GstPlugin *loaded_plugin;
loaded_plugin = gst_plugin_load (plugin);
// presumably, we're no longer interested in the potentially-unloaded plugin
gst_object_unref (plugin);
plugin = loaded_plugin;

Returns

a reference to a loaded plugin, or None on error.

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Load the named plugin. Refs the plugin.

name

name of plugin to load

Returns

a reference to a loaded plugin, or None on error.

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Loads the given plugin and refs it. Caller needs to unref after use.

filename

the plugin filename to load

Returns

a reference to the existing loaded GstPlugin, a reference to the newly-loaded GstPlugin, or None if an error occurred.

impl Plugin
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Gets the plugin specific data cache. If it is None there is no cached data stored. This is the case when the registry is getting rebuilt.

Returns

The cached data as a Structure or None.

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Adds plugin specific data to cache. Passes the ownership of the structure to the self.

The cache is flushed every time the registry is rebuilt.

cache_data

a structure containing the data to cache

Trait Implementations

impl Clone for Plugin

Returns a copy of the value. Read more

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Performs copy-assignment from source. Read more

impl Debug for Plugin

Formats the value using the given formatter. Read more

impl Hash for Plugin

Feeds this value into the given [Hasher]. Read more

1.3.0
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Feeds a slice of this type into the given [Hasher]. Read more

impl StaticType for Plugin

Returns the type identifier of Self.

impl<T: IsA<Object>> PartialEq<T> for Plugin

This method tests for self and other values to be equal, and is used by ==. Read more

1.0.0
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This method tests for !=.

impl Eq for Plugin

impl IsA<Object> for Plugin

impl IsA<Object> for Plugin

impl Send for Plugin
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impl Sync for Plugin
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