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gstreamer Reviews

GStreamer is a library for constructing graphs of media-handling components. The applications it supports range from simple Ogg/Vorbis playback, audio/video streaming to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about gstreamer and what they use it for.
  • Using a Raspberry Pi to add a second HDMI port to a laptop
    A long time ago when I was looking for a low latency solution for streaming _from_ the Pi (should also have a similar performance in the other direction), gstreamer[1] was the only usable option. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 12 days ago
  • How to get esp32-Cam to work with Gstreamer
    I get errors when esp32-cam (rtsp://url:8554/mjpep/1) streams via wifi to GStreamer on Nvidia jetson nano (my current use case). Has anyone encountered this problem and how did you resolve this? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Rust GUI library for video playback?
    [gstreamer]( is also very mature media processing and integration solution with [excellent rust support]( - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Directions / pointers for a server that buffers and rebroadcasts a video stream?
    I don't know how low level you want to go, but assuming you don't want to re-implement video codecs then GStreamer is probably a good place to start, it allows you to create modular video pipelines and it has Go bindings (although I've not personally used them). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Library suggestions for a a video call program
    You might take a look at GStreamer. It's designed for streaming video, has support for networking, video encoding/decoding, playback, etc. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Crates for Logitech webcams
    Https:// is kind of the Swiss Army Knife of media stuff. You can use it to grab video & sound data from a bunch of different sources, then bang it around into the format you want, and finally push it into your program. Be warned, it's not a small or quick to learn project. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Video Streaming Analytics for QOS
    Are you familiar handling with multimedia programming, I have working on Gstreamer for a while and I am quite sure that it has the functionality you might need. The only problem is that you might need to code a little bit. You can ask me more if you need help with this framework. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How does one start developing a video editor?
    Nice one - following! For starters, I would look at existing command line tools to see how they got about this. I've been using ffmeg ( and gstreamer ( for things like encoding and basic edits. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • cross-platform FOSS audio library
    GStreamer is available for Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux, Windows. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Seeking support for our open source cloud gaming platform
    Our video streaming core is based on gstreamer- a multiplatform multimedia framework with variety of hardware accelerated video encode and decode plugins (directx and media foundation plugins) and video streaming (webrtcbin). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Fish Cam : Lights, Camera, Swim!
    To stream live video then you need to push the output from the Web Cam to a Kinesis Video Stream. To do this AWS have a C producer lib/SDK that you need to compile on your PI, configure and then run. This uses the GStreamer Framework and here is link to producer project located on GIT Hub:. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Patent-Encumbered Codecs, AV1, GStreamer in Fedora
    Fedora ships with Gstreamer, which is covered by the LGPL license, but mentions in the second link above that one should obtain the Fluendo Codec Pack in order to play patent-encumbered media e.g. HEVC (H.265). How is Fluendo able to create a whole business on LGPL-licensed code and patent licenses for media? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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