souphttpsrc + avdec_h264 latency problem.

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souphttpsrc + avdec_h264 latency problem.

paolo perotinus
I'm still fighting against the avdec_h264 latency problem.
The pipeline (which I translated into C code) on my receiver is:

gst-launch-1.0 -v souphttpsrc location=http://127.0.0.1:8080/stream.ts ! tsdemux name=demuxer demuxer. ! h264parse ! avdec_h264 ! autovideosink


In gstavviddec.c  the following lines reduce the latency if the upstream is live:


  {
    GstQuery *query;
    gboolean is_live;

    if (ffmpegdec->max_threads == 0) {
      if (!(oclass->in_plugin->capabilities & CODEC_CAP_AUTO_THREADS))
        ffmpegdec->context->thread_count = gst_ffmpeg_auto_max_threads ();
      else
        ffmpegdec->context->thread_count = 0;
    } else
      ffmpegdec->context->thread_count = ffmpegdec->max_threads;

    query = gst_query_new_latency ();
    is_live = FALSE;
    /* Check if upstream is live. If it isn't we can enable frame based
     * threading, which is adding latency */
    if (gst_pad_peer_query (GST_VIDEO_DECODER_SINK_PAD (ffmpegdec), query)) {
      gst_query_parse_latency (query, &is_live, NULL, NULL);
    }
    gst_query_unref (query);

    if (is_live)
      ffmpegdec->context->thread_type = FF_THREAD_SLICE;
    else
      ffmpegdec->context->thread_type = FF_THREAD_SLICE | FF_THREAD_FRAME;
  }



If I set the is-live property (  g_object_set (G_OBJECT (souphttpsource), "location", argv[1], "is-live", TRUE, NULL); )  then the decoder's latency is reduced, according to the lines above,
BUT some latency is added on the souphttpsrc element. 

How can I avoid that? 

For now, the only solution I have is to HACK the code of gstavviddec.c and force ffmpegdec->context->thread_type = FF_THREAD_SLICE also in the case that is-live == FALSE (with the consequence that I don't get latency neither on the souphttpsrc neither on the avdec_h264 element)
It seems to me something that should be fixed in the library, though...


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