gstmixer

gstmixer — Interface for elements that provide mixer operations

Synopsis

#include <gst/interfaces/mixer.h>

                    GstMixer;
enum                GstMixerType;
enum                GstMixerFlags;
enum                GstMixerMessageType;
const GList *       gst_mixer_list_tracks               (GstMixer *mixer);
void                gst_mixer_get_volume                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);
void                gst_mixer_set_volume                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);
void                gst_mixer_set_mute                  (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean mute);
void                gst_mixer_set_record                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean record);
void                gst_mixer_set_option                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts,
                                                         gchar *value);
void                gst_mixer_mute_toggled              (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean mute);
void                gst_mixer_record_toggled            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean record);
void                gst_mixer_volume_changed            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);
void                gst_mixer_option_changed            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts,
                                                         const gchar *value);
void                gst_mixer_options_list_changed      (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts);
const gchar *       gst_mixer_get_option                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts);
void                gst_mixer_mixer_changed             (GstMixer *mixer);
GstMixerFlags       gst_mixer_get_mixer_flags           (GstMixer *mixer);
GstMixerType        gst_mixer_get_mixer_type            (GstMixer *mixer);
GstMixerMessageType gst_mixer_message_get_type          (GstMessage *message);
void                gst_mixer_message_parse_mute_toggled
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gboolean *mute);
void                gst_mixer_message_parse_option_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerOptions **options,
                                                         const gchar **value);
void                gst_mixer_message_parse_record_toggled
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gboolean *record);
void                gst_mixer_message_parse_volume_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gint **volumes,
                                                         gint *num_channels);
void                gst_mixer_message_parse_options_list_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerOptions **options);

Object Hierarchy

  GInterface
   +----GstMixer

Prerequisites

GstMixer requires GstImplementsInterface and GstElement.

Signals

  "mute-toggled"                                   : Run Last
  "option-changed"                                 : Run Last
  "record-toggled"                                 : Run Last
  "volume-changed"                                 : Run Last

Description

Basic interface for hardware mixer controls.

Applications rarely need to use this interface, it is provided mainly for system-level mixer applets and the like. Volume control in playback applications should be done using a volume element or, if available, using the volume property of the audio sink element used (as provided by pulsesink for example), or even better: just use the playbin2 element's volume property.

Usage: In order to use the GstMixer interface, the element needs to be at least in READY state (so that the element has opened the mixer device). Once the element has been set to READY state or higher, it can be cast to a GstMixer using the GST_MIXER macro (in C) and the mixer API can be used.

Details

GstMixer

typedef struct _GstMixer GstMixer;

enum GstMixerType

typedef enum {
  GST_MIXER_HARDWARE,
  GST_MIXER_SOFTWARE
} GstMixerType;

Mixer classification.

GST_MIXER_HARDWARE

mixing is implemented with dedicated hardware.

GST_MIXER_SOFTWARE

mixing is implemented via software processing.

enum GstMixerFlags

typedef enum {
  GST_MIXER_FLAG_NONE                = 0,
  GST_MIXER_FLAG_AUTO_NOTIFICATIONS  = (1<<0),
  GST_MIXER_FLAG_HAS_WHITELIST       = (1<<1),
  GST_MIXER_FLAG_GROUPING            = (1<<2),
} GstMixerFlags;

Flags indicating which optional features are supported by a mixer implementation.

GST_MIXER_FLAG_NONE

No flags

GST_MIXER_FLAG_AUTO_NOTIFICATIONS

The mixer implementation automatically sends notification messages.

GST_MIXER_FLAG_HAS_WHITELIST

The mixer implementation flags tracks that should be displayed by default (whitelisted). Since: 0.10.23

GST_MIXER_FLAG_GROUPING

The mixer implementation will leave some controls marked without either input or output. Controls marked as input or output should be grouped with input & output sliders, even if they are options or bare switches. Since: 0.10.23

Since 0.10.14


enum GstMixerMessageType

typedef enum {
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_INVALID,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_MUTE_TOGGLED,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_RECORD_TOGGLED,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_VOLUME_CHANGED,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_OPTION_CHANGED,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_OPTIONS_LIST_CHANGED,
  GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_MIXER_CHANGED
} GstMixerMessageType;

An enumeration for the type of a GstMixer message received on the bus

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_INVALID

Not a GstMixer message

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_MUTE_TOGGLED

A mute-toggled GstMixer message

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_RECORD_TOGGLED

A record-toggled GstMixer message

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_VOLUME_CHANGED

A volume-changed GstMixer message

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_OPTION_CHANGED

An option-changed GstMixer message

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_OPTIONS_LIST_CHANGED

An options-list-changed GstMixer message, posted when the list of available options for a GstMixerOptions object has changed (Since: 0.10.18)

GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_MIXER_CHANGED

A mixer-changed GstMixer message, posted when the list of available mixer tracks has changed. The application should re-build its interface in this case (Since: 0.10.18)

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_list_tracks ()

const GList *       gst_mixer_list_tracks               (GstMixer *mixer);

Returns a list of available tracks for this mixer/element. Note that it is allowed for sink (output) elements to only provide the output tracks in this list. Likewise, for sources (inputs), it is allowed to only provide input elements in this list.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) to get the tracks from.

Returns :

A GList consisting of zero or more GstMixerTracks. The list is owned by the GstMixer instance and must not be freed or modified.

gst_mixer_get_volume ()

void                gst_mixer_get_volume                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);

Get the current volume(s) on the given track.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track

track :

the GstMixerTrack to get the volume from.

volumes :

a pre-allocated array of integers (of size track->num_channels) to store the current volume of each channel in the given track in.

gst_mixer_set_volume ()

void                gst_mixer_set_volume                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);

Sets the volume on each channel in a track. Short note about naming: a track is defined as one separate stream owned by the mixer/element, such as 'Line-in' or 'Microphone'. A channel is said to be a mono-stream inside this track. A stereo track thus contains two channels.

mixer :

The GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track.

track :

The GstMixerTrack to set the volume on.

volumes :

an array of integers (of size track->num_channels) that gives the wanted volume for each channel in this track.

gst_mixer_set_mute ()

void                gst_mixer_set_mute                  (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean mute);

Mutes or unmutes the given channel. To find out whether a track is currently muted, use GST_MIXER_TRACK_HAS_FLAG().

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track.

track :

the GstMixerTrack to operate on.

mute :

a boolean value indicating whether to turn on or off muting.

gst_mixer_set_record ()

void                gst_mixer_set_record                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean record);

Enables or disables recording on the given track. Note that this is only possible on input tracks, not on output tracks (see GST_MIXER_TRACK_HAS_FLAG() and the GST_MIXER_TRACK_INPUT flag).

mixer :

The GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track.

track :

the GstMixerTrack to operate on.

record :

a boolean value that indicates whether to turn on or off recording.

gst_mixer_set_option ()

void                gst_mixer_set_option                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts,
                                                         gchar *value);

Sets a name/value option in the mixer to the requested value.

mixer :

The GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the optionlist.

opts :

The GstMixerOptions that we operate on.

value :

The requested new option value.

gst_mixer_mute_toggled ()

void                gst_mixer_mute_toggled              (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean mute);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the given track has changed mute state.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track

track :

the GstMixerTrack that has change mute state.

mute :

the new state of the mute flag on the track

gst_mixer_record_toggled ()

void                gst_mixer_record_toggled            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gboolean record);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the given track has changed recording state.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track

track :

the GstMixerTrack that has changed recording state.

record :

the new state of the record flag on the track

gst_mixer_volume_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_volume_changed            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerTrack *track,
                                                         gint *volumes);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the volume(s) for the given track have changed.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the track

track :

the GstMixerTrack that has changed.

volumes :

Array of volume values, one per channel on the mixer track.

gst_mixer_option_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_option_changed            (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts,
                                                         const gchar *value);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the given options object has changed state.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the options

opts :

the GstMixerOptions that has changed value.

value :

the new value of the GstMixerOptions.

gst_mixer_options_list_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_options_list_changed      (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the list of possible options of a given options object has changed.

The new options are not contained in the message on purpose. Applications should call gst_mixer_options_get_values() on opts to make opts update its internal state and obtain the new list of values.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus for this to work.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the options

opts :

the GstMixerOptions whose list of values has changed

Since 0.10.18


gst_mixer_get_option ()

const gchar *       gst_mixer_get_option                (GstMixer *mixer,
                                                         GstMixerOptions *opts);

Get the current value of a name/value option in the mixer.

mixer :

The GstMixer (a GstElement) that owns the optionlist.

opts :

The GstMixerOptions that we operate on.

Returns :

current value of the name/value option.

gst_mixer_mixer_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_mixer_changed             (GstMixer *mixer);

This function is called by the mixer implementation to produce a notification message on the bus indicating that the list of available mixer tracks for a given mixer object has changed. Applications should rebuild their interface when they receive this message.

This function only works for GstElements that are implementing the GstMixer interface, and the element needs to have been provided a bus.

mixer :

the GstMixer (a GstElement) which has changed

Since 0.10.18


gst_mixer_get_mixer_flags ()

GstMixerFlags       gst_mixer_get_mixer_flags           (GstMixer *mixer);

Get the set of supported flags for this mixer implementation.

mixer :

The GstMixer implementation

Returns :

A set of or-ed GstMixerFlags for supported features.

gst_mixer_get_mixer_type ()

GstMixerType        gst_mixer_get_mixer_type            (GstMixer *mixer);

Get the GstMixerType of this mixer implementation.

mixer :

The GstMixer implementation

Returns :

A the GstMixerType.

Since 0.10.24


gst_mixer_message_get_type ()

GstMixerMessageType gst_mixer_message_get_type          (GstMessage *message);

Check a bus message to see if it is a GstMixer notification message and return the GstMixerMessageType identifying which type of notification it is.

message :

A GstMessage to inspect.

Returns :

The type of the GstMixerMessage, or GST_MIXER_MESSAGE_INVALID if the message is not a GstMixer notification.

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_message_parse_mute_toggled ()

void                gst_mixer_message_parse_mute_toggled
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gboolean *mute);

Extracts the contents of a mute-toggled bus message. Reads the GstMixerTrack that has changed, and the new value of the mute flag.

The GstMixerTrack remains valid until the message is freed.

message :

A mute-toggled change notification message.

track :

Pointer to hold a GstMixerTrack object, or NULL.

mute :

A pointer to a gboolean variable, or NULL.

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_message_parse_option_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_message_parse_option_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerOptions **options,
                                                         const gchar **value);

Extracts the GstMixerOptions and new value from a option-changed bus notification message.

The options and value returned remain valid until the message is freed.

message :

A volume-changed change notification message.

options :

Pointer to hold a GstMixerOptions object, or NULL.

value :

Result location to receive the new options value, or NULL.

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_message_parse_record_toggled ()

void                gst_mixer_message_parse_record_toggled
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gboolean *record);

Extracts the contents of a record-toggled bus message. Reads the GstMixerTrack that has changed, and the new value of the recording flag.

The GstMixerTrack remains valid until the message is freed.

message :

A record-toggled change notification message.

track :

Pointer to hold a GstMixerTrack object, or NULL.

record :

A pointer to a gboolean variable, or NULL.

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_message_parse_volume_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_message_parse_volume_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerTrack **track,
                                                         gint **volumes,
                                                         gint *num_channels);

Parses a volume-changed notification message and extracts the track object it refers to, as well as an array of volumes and the size of the volumes array.

The track object remains valid until the message is freed.

The caller must free the array returned in the volumes parameter using g_free when they are done with it.

message :

A volume-changed change notification message.

track :

Pointer to hold a GstMixerTrack object, or NULL.

volumes :

A pointer to receive an array of gint values, or NULL.

num_channels :

Result location to receive the number of channels, or NULL.

Since 0.10.14


gst_mixer_message_parse_options_list_changed ()

void                gst_mixer_message_parse_options_list_changed
                                                        (GstMessage *message,
                                                         GstMixerOptions **options);

Extracts the GstMixerOptions whose value list has changed from an options-list-changed bus notification message.

The options object returned remains valid until the message is freed. You do not need to unref it.

message :

A volume-changed change notification message.

options :

Pointer to hold a GstMixerOptions object, or NULL.

Since 0.10.18

Signal Details

The "mute-toggled" signal

void                user_function                      (GstMixer      *gstmixer,
                                                        GstMixerTrack *arg1,
                                                        gboolean       arg2,
                                                        gpointer       user_data)      : Run Last

The "option-changed" signal

void                user_function                      (GstMixer        *gstmixer,
                                                        GstMixerOptions *arg1,
                                                        gchar           *arg2,
                                                        gpointer         user_data)      : Run Last

The "record-toggled" signal

void                user_function                      (GstMixer      *gstmixer,
                                                        GstMixerTrack *arg1,
                                                        gboolean       arg2,
                                                        gpointer       user_data)      : Run Last

The "volume-changed" signal

void                user_function                      (GstMixer      *gstmixer,
                                                        GstMixerTrack *arg1,
                                                        gpointer       arg2,
                                                        gpointer       user_data)      : Run Last

See Also

alsamixer, oss4mixer, sunaudiomixer