Commit 93321c51 authored by Alexandru Băluț's avatar Alexandru Băluț

docs: Update command line tools info

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# Command line tools
This is a list of tools to use for developing Pitivi.
This is a list of tools useful when developing Pitivi.
# Commands
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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`
# 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`
# 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`
# Find all plugins containing "2000"
$ gst-inspect-1.0 | grep 2000
`# List details of matroskamux`\
`$ gst-inspect-1.0 matroskamux`
# List details of matroskamux
$ gst-inspect-1.0 matroskamux
## gst-discoverer
Prints information of a media file.
Prints information about a media file.
`# Print info of foo.mp3`\
`$ gst-discoverer-1.0 foo.mp3`
# 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.*`
# Building
## cerbero
The GStreamer build system. Used to compile the Pitivi bundle builds or
the GStreamer SDK.
`# Build Pitivi with dependencies`\
`$ cerbero build pitivi`
## Pitivi build environment
Builds Pitivi in an own environment
`# Open shell in Pitivi environment`\
`$ ./bin/`
`# Update git repos and build everything`\
`$ ./bin/ --build`
To build less packages the script checks if a sufficient GStreamer
release is installed in your system. To build a git master version in
this case, you need to set this value to a higher version:
in bin/
# Debugging
If you want debug information to be printed in general, you have to use
the GST\_DEBUG envoirement variable. Execute commands like so:
`$ GST_DEBUG=3 gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! autovideosink`
You can also filter the debug categories
`$ GST_DEBUG=audiotestsrc:5 gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! autovideosink`
## Pipeline graph
You need graphviz installed for this.
`$ GST_DEBUG_DUMP_DOT_DIR=/tmp/ gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! autovideosink`
Now you can convert the dot files to png:
`$ dot -Tpng -o file.png`
## gdb
The GNU debugger. A C debugger.
To debug a segfault, you need following syntax to run gdb:
`$ gdb --args python ./bin/pitivi`
`$ gdb --args sh ges-launch-1.0 -l project.xges`
# -t enables blacklisted tests
$ gst-validate-launcher -t ges.playback.*
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