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gst-device-monitor-1.0 - Simple command line testing tool for GStreamer device monitors


gst-device-monitor-1.0 is a command line tool that can be used to test GStreamer's device monitoring functionality. By default it will just print a list of all devices found and exit, but you can also make it wait around for more devices by passing the --follow option. You can also pass it one or more filter arguments to filter the kind of devices you are interested in.

gst-device-monitor-1.0 accepts the following options:

Print help synopsis and available command line options
Print version and exit
Don't exit after showing the initial device list, but wait for devices to be added or removed
Include devices from hidden device providers.


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June 2014