[LAU] Fwd: JACK and gstreamer

Neil C Smith neil at neilcsmith.net
Tue Aug 23 18:49:37 UTC 2016

On 23 August 2016 at 18:31, Mac <ussndmac at charter.net> wrote:
> But with something like a media player gstreamer disconnects and reconnects
> for every piece of media. So for instance in Clementine, a new client is
> started every time a new song starts and the client that played the previous
> song goes away.
> I suppose it has to do with the pipeline architecture of gstreamer.

Yes, generally, although it is possible to keep the pipeline live in
gstreamer, a lot of applications don't seem to.

It isn't necessarily a problem with the patchbay though because you
can use regular expressions - eg. my current patchbay uses -


The recently added port connection property on jackaudiosink also
allows to do a similar thing from the gstreamer side.

Looks like Clementine supports setting the audio sink, but wonder if
it allows arbitrary properties on it -

Best wishes,


Neil C Smith
Artist : Technologist : Adviser

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