Based on qtdemux, we should be able to forward sound in an mpeg container.
Example pipelines found here: https://github.com/pedwo/gst-sh-mobile/blob/master/examples/examples.sh:
# Encode microphone input as mp4 AAC file. gst-launch -e \ alsasrc ! audio/x-raw-int, rate=16000, channels=2 \ ! queue ! audioconvert ! faac profile=LC bitrate=192000 \ ! queue ! mp4mux ! filesink location=./test.mp4
# mp4 AAC file playback gst-launch \ filesrc location=./test.mp4 \ ! qtdemux ! queue ! faad ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! autoaudiosink
work in progress patch: try to add aac codec and mpeg4 muxer
Implemented in r12565: we now have
Both work OK on Fedora if you have all the required plugins installed (if not, run
xpra/sound/gstreamer-util.py -v for diagnostics, then find the required rpm packages to install.
This is what I get:
$ xpra attach --speaker-codec=help speaker codecs available: opus+gdp, opus, vorbis, vorbis+mka, flac+gdp, mp3, aac+gdp, aac+mpeg4, wav, wavpack, speex+gdp, speex
Since this seems to work well, I've ranked it higher than wav and wavpack, just after mp3. r12574 adds support for those new formats to the win32 and osx clients and servers. Minor improvement follow up in #1196.
Well, I'm getting the same response client side (using the 0.18.0 r12587 osx client in your repo), but I can't seem to find the rpms I need for a fedora 23 vm 0.18.0 server.
Google has directed me to rpmfusion (gstremaer-plugins-good/bad/ugly), gstreamer1-libav, gstreamer-ffmpeg, gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree, gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras, vlc, & rygel... but I continue to get this message:
missing ['mp3parse'] from ('lamemp3enc', None, 'mp3parse ! mad', None) missing ['faac', 'faad'] from ('faac', 'gdppay', 'faad', 'gdpdepay') missing ['avenc_aac', 'avdec_aac'] from ('avenc_aac', 'gdppay', 'avdec_aac', 'gdpdepay') missing ['faac', 'faad'] from ('faac', 'mp4mux', 'faad', 'qtdemux') missing ['avenc_aac', 'avdec_aac'] from ('avenc_aac', 'mp4mux', 'avdec_aac', 'qtdemux')
I even tried a
sudo dnf install gstreamer* --exclude=*devel*,*doc* - still no luck.
I presume that I'm just not finding the right things to search for... so I'll assign this back to you and leave you to decide to close (and I can take some more stabs at finding the right rpms when I get the chance) or perhaps provide a hint where to try next.
Odd, the aac codec is part of libav (see: https://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=gstreamer1(element-avdec_aac)), which should have been installed from your
gstreamer* glob, try explicitly:
sudo dnf install gstreamer1-libav
Then verify with
gst-inspect-1.0 avenc_aac gst-inspect-1.0 avdec_aac
I feel a little less like I'm just missing something... or maybe I'm missing something unbelievably obvious?
sudo dnf install gstreamer1-libav Last metadata expiration check: 0:34:17 ago on Thu May 19 15:48:42 2016. Package gstreamer1-libav-1.6.3-1.fc23.x86_64 is already installed, skipping. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete!
[jimador@jimador bin]$ gst-inspect-1.0 avenc_aac No such element or plugin 'avenc_aac' [jimador@jimador bin]$ gst-inspect-1.0 avdec_aac No such element or plugin 'avdec_aac'
NOT obvious at all. Trying again in a clean virtual machine after installing rpmfusion and gstreamer1-libav:
gst-inspect-1.0 /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/libgstlibav.so | grep aac
Shows the aac plugins, but they aren't present with a plain
gst-inspect-1.0 | grep aac.
So then I wrote a script (run as root) to delete all the plugins and then re-add them one by one to find out which one is preventing us from loading the libav plugin:
#!/usr/bin/bash #stash them away: mkdir /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0.bak/ mv /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/* /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0.bak/ #restore the libav one: cp /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0.bak/*libav* /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/ for x in `ls /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0.bak/`; do mv /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0.bak/$x /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/ #check if aac is still found: gst-inspect-1.0 avenc_aac >& /dev/null if [ "$?" != "0" ]; then echo "aac missing after adding $x" exit 1 fi echo "* $x" done
And to my surprise, it ran without a hitch. After running this script, the aac plugins are found without problems every time. There must be something broken with the gstreamer libav plugin packaging, or with the plugin probing. You may be able to fix your installation with just:
If not, run the script. If that fixes things for you, please file an upstream ticket for this.
Touch, unfortunately, seems to fail...
[jimador@jimador bin]$ sudo touch /usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/* [jimador@jimador bin]$ gst-inspect-1.0 avenc_aac sys:1: PyGIWarning: Gst was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Gst', '1.0') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded. (gst-plugin-scanner:10366): GStreamer-WARNING **: Failed to load plugin '/usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/libgstlibav.so': libx264.so.148: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory DtsGetHWFeatures: Create File Failed sys:1: Warning: cannot register existing type 'GstSmooth' sys:1: Warning: g_once_init_leave: assertion 'result != 0' failed (gst-plugin-scanner:10366): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_element_register: assertion 'g_type_is_a (type, GST_TYPE_ELEMENT)' failed No such element or plugin 'avenc_aac'
Running the script... I get
aac missing after adding libgst1394.so ... but trying to run gst-inspect again, I get more
No such element or plugin 'avenc_aac'.
I'll see about filing a ticket upstream about the libgst1394.so... after a quick tweak to the script to be sure that's not the first library and all of them are giving me issues.
This is an upstream bug in rpmfusion:
(gst-plugin-scanner:10366): GStreamer-WARNING **: Failed to load plugin '/usr/lib64/gstreamer-1.0/libgstlibav.so': libx264.so.148: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
You need to install
x264-libs, which rpmfusion should include as a dependency of the gstreamer-libav package, as libav will not load without it.
Maybe aac will work after that, or maybe you'll need to run touch again, or run the script again.
libgst1394 is probably a false positive, as the libav and its aac codecs will not work until
x264-libs is installed.
Ok... looks like
sudo dnf install x264-libs was "all" I needed to do (though, it occurs to me I've done all of the above on the same vm, so not sure that it was indeed all that was needed).
Went ahead and grabbed a clean vm to confirm the mess of steps:
And that's "all" I had to do to get something when inspecting.
this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1194