general: How does gstreamer handle conflicting plugins?
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Wed Feb 18 15:08:51 UTC 2009
Thanks for your answers!
Sebastian Dröge schrieb:
> As long as those plugins have a) different shared library files and b)
> have different plugin and element names (you can have one GstPlugin per
> shared library file and n GstElements per plugin, elements are the
> things that are doing all the work ;)) they don't conflict.
Alright, I didn't mean conflicting in the context of software
packaging, but rather in the context of the purpose of the plugins.
> When GStreamer tries to find an element for decoding it chooses that
> one, that provides the required feature (decoding of MP3 for example)
> and has the highest rank (fluendo-mp3 has a higher rank than mad for
> example). If there's more than one with the same rank the alphabetically
> first one will be used.
This is the information that I needed, thanks! How can I find out the
rank of a specific plugin and who decides about the rank?
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