Higher-level interfaces for GStreamer applications

In the previous two parts, you have learned many of the internals and their corresponding low-level interfaces into GStreamer application programming. Many people will, however, not need so much control (and as much code), but will prefer to use a standard playback interface that does most of the difficult internals for them. In this chapter, we will introduce you into the concept of autopluggers, playback managing elements and other such things. Those higher-level interfaces are intended to simplify GStreamer-based application programming. They do, however, also reduce the flexibility. It is up to the application developer to choose which interface he will want to use.