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Write opencv frames into gstreamer rtsp server pipeline

Ask Time:2017-11-21T00:13:36         Author:WisdomPill

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I'm trying to put opencv images into a gstreamer rtsp server in python. I have some issue writing in the mediafactory, I'm new to gst-rtsp-server ancd there's little documentation so I don't know exactly if I'm using the right approach. I'm using a thread to start the MainLoop and I'm using the main thread to create a buffer to push in the appsrc element of the mediafactory pipeline. Am I using the right approach to obtain my objective? Can anyone help me? My code is below:

from threading import Thread
from time import clock

import cv2
import gi

gi.require_version('Gst', '1.0')
gi.require_version('GstRtspServer', '1.0')
from gi.repository import Gst, GstRtspServer, GObject

class SensorFactory(GstRtspServer.RTSPMediaFactory):
    def __init__(self, **properties):
        super(SensorFactory, self).__init__(**properties)
        self.launch_string = 'appsrc ! video/x-raw,width=320,height=240,framerate=30/1 ' \
                             '! videoconvert ! x264enc speed-preset=ultrafast tune=zerolatency ' \
                             '! rtph264pay config-interval=1 name=pay0 pt=96'
        self.pipeline = Gst.parse_launch(self.launch_string)
        self.appsrc = self.pipeline.get_child_by_index(4)

    def do_create_element(self, url):
        return self.pipeline

class GstServer(GstRtspServer.RTSPServer):
    def __init__(self, **properties):
        super(GstServer, self).__init__(**properties)
        self.factory = SensorFactory()
        self.get_mount_points().add_factory("/test", self.factory)


server = GstServer()

loop = GObject.MainLoop()
th = Thread(target=loop.run)

print('Thread started')

cap = cv2.VideoCapture(0)


frame_number = 0

fps = 30
duration = 1 / fps

timestamp = clock()

while cap.isOpened():
    ret, frame = cap.read()
    if ret:

        print('Writing buffer')

        data = frame.tostring()

        buf = Gst.Buffer.new_allocate(None, len(data), None)
        buf.fill(0, data)
        buf.duration = fps
        timestamp = clock() - timestamp
        buf.pts = buf.dts = int(timestamp)
        buf.offset = frame_number
        frame_number += 1
        retval = server.factory.appsrc.emit('push-buffer', buf)

        if cv2.waitKey(1) & 0xFF == ord('q'):


By the way I tried to copy the buffer creation from opencv source code but I'm not sure I correctly trandlated the c++ code in python.

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Link to original article:https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47396372/write-opencv-frames-into-gstreamer-rtsp-server-pipeline