Command line tools

This is a list of tools useful when developing Pitivi.

Commands

ges-launch

Used to play back xges files and render them.

# Render project.xges to video.ogv.
$ ges-launch-1.0 -l project.xges -o video.ogv

gst-launch

Launches GStreamer pipelines.

# Play a video with the decodebin
$ gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=foo.ogv ! decodebin ! autovideosink

gst-inspect

Lists installed GStreamer plugins.

# Find all plugins containing "2000"
$ gst-inspect-1.0 | grep 2000
# List details of matroskamux
$ gst-inspect-1.0 matroskamux

gst-discoverer

Prints information about a media file.

# Print info about foo.mp3
$ gst-discoverer-1.0 foo.mp3

gst-validate-launcher

Launches gst validate test suites.

# -t enables blacklisted tests
$ gst-validate-launcher -t ges.playback.*

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