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ASF Demuxer Plugin
This plugin is a demuxer for Microsoft's ASF Advanced Streaming Format
or ASF [1]. This demuxer only supports ASF v1.0 since the vast
majority of existing ASF files use that version. The specification
has been derived from a third party source [2] without reference to
the original.
The ASF format can carry any combination of audio, video or
'ASF_Command_Media' streams. For simplicity it is assumed that each
file can carry up to 16 audio streams and 16 video streams. These are
implemented as dynamic pads and appear as appropriate once the file
headers have been parsed.
! asfdemux !
! (video/raw0)---
! (video/raw1)---
! (video/raw...
--- src !
! (audio/raw0)---
! (audio/raw1)---
! (audio/raw...
! !
Known stream fourccs are:
Type Tags MIME type
H263 H263 I263 video/x-h263
MJPEG MJPG image/jpeg
MPEG4 DIVX divx DX50 video/mpeg
XVID xvid mp4s
MP4S M4S2 m4s2
MSMPEG4V1 MPG4 video/mpeg
MSMPEG4V2 MP42 video/mpeg
MSMPEG4V3 MP43 DIV3 video/mpeg
WMV1 WMV1 video/x-wmv, wmvversion = (int) 1
WMV2 WMV2 video/x-wmv, wmvversion = (int) 2
WMV3 WMV3 video/x-wmv, wmvversion = (int) 3
WMA1 WMA1 audio/x-wma, wmaversion = (int) 1
WMA2 WMA2 audio/x-wma, wmaversion = (int) 2
audio/x-wma, wmaversion = (int) 3
These video stream headers is very similar to that used in the AVI
format as are the audio stream headers. In addition the content types
are basically the same also so, for compatibility with existing
plugins the src pads are set up as video/x-msvideo. This enables
compatibility with the ffmpeg plugin.
The demuxing process begins with the loop function gst_asf_demux_loop
and parses the file in a recursive tree as follows:
+-> gst_asf_demux_process_object() <----
+-> gst_asf_demux_process_stream() \
|-> gst_asf_demux_process_file() |
|-> gst_asf_demux_process_header() --+
|-> gst_asf_demux_process_data()
+-> gst_asf_demux_process_segment()
+-> gst_asf_demux_process_chunk()
- Support for ASF v2.0
- Support for command media streams
[1] Microsoft. ASF Specification - Windows Media Technologies. (v01.20.01e, September 2003)
[2] divx at ASF format version 1.0,