#[repr(transparent)]
pub struct AudioDecoder { /* private fields */ }
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This base class is for audio decoders turning encoded data into raw audio samples.

GstAudioDecoder and subclass should cooperate as follows.

Configuration

  • Initially, GstAudioDecoder calls start when the decoder element is activated, which allows subclass to perform any global setup. Base class (context) parameters can already be set according to subclass capabilities (or possibly upon receive more information in subsequent set_format).
  • GstAudioDecoder calls set_format to inform subclass of the format of input audio data that it is about to receive. While unlikely, it might be called more than once, if changing input parameters require reconfiguration.
  • GstAudioDecoder calls stop at end of all processing.

As of configuration stage, and throughout processing, GstAudioDecoder provides various (context) parameters, e.g. describing the format of output audio data (valid when output caps have been set) or current parsing state. Conversely, subclass can and should configure context to inform base class of its expectation w.r.t. buffer handling.

Data processing

  • Base class gathers input data, and optionally allows subclass to parse this into subsequently manageable (as defined by subclass) chunks. Such chunks are subsequently referred to as ‘frames’, though they may or may not correspond to 1 (or more) audio format frame.
  • Input frame is provided to subclass’ handle_frame.
  • If codec processing results in decoded data, subclass should call AudioDecoderExtManual::finish_frame() to have decoded data pushed downstream.
  • Just prior to actually pushing a buffer downstream, it is passed to pre_push. Subclass should either use this callback to arrange for additional downstream pushing or otherwise ensure such custom pushing occurs after at least a method call has finished since setting src pad caps.
  • During the parsing process GstAudioDecoderClass will handle both srcpad and sinkpad events. Sink events will be passed to subclass if event callback has been provided.

Shutdown phase

  • GstAudioDecoder class calls stop to inform the subclass that data parsing will be stopped.

Subclass is responsible for providing pad template caps for source and sink pads. The pads need to be named “sink” and “src”. It also needs to set the fixed caps on srcpad, when the format is ensured. This is typically when base class calls subclass’ set_format function, though it might be delayed until calling AudioDecoderExtManual::finish_frame().

In summary, above process should have subclass concentrating on codec data processing while leaving other matters to base class, such as most notably timestamp handling. While it may exert more control in this area (see e.g. pre_push), it is very much not recommended.

In particular, base class will try to arrange for perfect output timestamps as much as possible while tracking upstream timestamps. To this end, if deviation between the next ideal expected perfect timestamp and upstream exceeds property::AudioDecoder::tolerance, then resync to upstream occurs (which would happen always if the tolerance mechanism is disabled).

In non-live pipelines, baseclass can also (configurably) arrange for output buffer aggregation which may help to redue large(r) numbers of small(er) buffers being pushed and processed downstream. Note that this feature is only available if the buffer layout is interleaved. For planar buffers, the decoder implementation is fully responsible for the output buffer size.

On the other hand, it should be noted that baseclass only provides limited seeking support (upon explicit subclass request), as full-fledged support should rather be left to upstream demuxer, parser or alike. This simple approach caters for seeking and duration reporting using estimated input bitrates.

Things that subclass need to take care of:

  • Provide pad templates

  • Set source pad caps when appropriate

  • Set user-configurable properties to sane defaults for format and implementing codec at hand, and convey some subclass capabilities and expectations in context.

  • Accept data in handle_frame and provide encoded results to AudioDecoderExtManual::finish_frame(). If it is prepared to perform PLC, it should also accept NULL data in handle_frame and provide for data for indicated duration.

This is an Abstract Base Class, you cannot instantiate it.

Implements

AudioDecoderExt, gst::prelude::ElementExt, gst::prelude::GstObjectExt, glib::ObjectExt, AudioDecoderExtManual

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Obtain the control-rate for this self. Audio processing Element objects will use this rate to sub-divide their processing loop and call sync_values() in between. The length of the processing segment should be up to control-rate nanoseconds. Read more

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