Multimedia processing is one of the most demanded and complex tasks in computing. It traverses all the software stack, ranging from the kernel up to the end-user application. Igalia has a strong team of multimedia experts with experience in all the layers of the stack, both on desktop environments and embedded devices.

GStreamer is the framework of choice for Linux-based multimedia and it has been powering multimedia embedded solutions for many years now. Our multimedia team includes many experienced GStreamer developers who are very familiar with the framework internals and contribute to its core and to many of its plugins.

We are the main developers and maintainers of the GStreamer-based multimedia back-ends of WebKit that are used by many of its ports, including WebkitGTK+ and WebkitEFL.

We also have experience bringing hardware acceleration to GStreamer, writing plugins and infrastructure required to use hardware accelerated multimedia such the case of asymmetric processing of media using multiple cores.

Beside media playback and recording, we are pioneers in digital media content discovery and browsing, and as a result, we are the main developers and maintainers of Grilo, a framework designed to provide application developers with tools that make digital media content integration extremely easy, scalable and highly maintainable.

Igalia can help you build top-notch solutions for media centres and players targeting TV, Set-top boxes and other multimedia enabled devices based on open source technologies. Our multimedia team can lead specific parts of the software development, provide advice and insight on the solutions used, join an in-house team to leverage its strenghts or help companies align their work and needs with the open source community.

  • Multimedia Middleware
  • Media Players
  • End-user Applications
  • Content Discovery
  • WebKit Multimedia
  • GStreamer
  • Grilo
  • PulseAudio
  • Kernel
  • V4L2

Featured Media

WebKit: getUserMedia GStreamer implementation
WebKit and GStreamer (GStreamer Conference 2013)
WebKitGTK+ New media controls
Cairosink and GPU Buffer Sharing (GStreamer Conference 2013)
WebKitGTK+ Multimedia: HTML5 WebAudio API
Grilo: Enhancing the multimedia experience in MeeGo (SF 2011)
Grilo at ELC-E 2010
Browse your multimedia content
Browse your multimedia content
Browse and watch your videos from YouTube
Browse and watch your videos from YouTube
Combine media from different sources
Combine media from different sources
Manage your music, video and images with Grilo
Manage your music, video and images with Grilo


Víctor Jáquez 16/07/2015

GStreamer VA-API: A new release!

A new release of gstreamer-vaapi is now available!! Since I have been working on it for the last months, so I would like talk you about it. gstreamer-vaapi is a set of GStreamer plugins and libraries for hardware accelerated video processing using...

Víctor Jáquez 18/03/2015

GStreamer Hackfest 2015

Last weekend was the GStreamer Hackfest in Staines, UK, in the Samsung’s premises, who also sponsored the dinners and the lunches. Special thanks to Luis de Bethencourt, the almighty organizer! My main purpose was to sip one or two pints with the...

Xabier Rodríguez 07/01/2015

Streams API in WebKit at the Web Engines Hackfest

First of course I would like to thank Igalia for allowing me to use the company time to attend the hackfest and meeting such a group of amazing programmers! My purpose at the hackfest was to work with Youenn Fablet from Canon on implementing the...

Andrés Gómez 26/11/2014

Extract, cut, join and merge audio and video streams

This is mostly a note pad for myself with quick instructions about how to extract, cut, join and merge audio and video streams. In Igalia we often hold meetings with several parties attending remotely. The easy setting of such meetings usually involve a...

Juan A. Suárez 29/09/2014

Highlights in Grilo 0.2.11 (and Plugins 0.2.13)

Hello, readers! Some weeks ago we released a new version of Grilo and the Plugins set (yes, it sounds like a 70′s music group ). You can read the announcement here and here. If you are more curious about all … Continue reading →


Changeset [190610]: JSBuiltinConstructor must always add builtin header ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore JSBuiltinConstructor must always add builtin header ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149759 Reviewed by Darin Adler. Covered by...

Xabier Rodríguez06/10/2015

travis: bump to lua 5.3

Required to build Lua Factory plugin.

Juan A. Suárez01/10/2015

tests: local-metadata: Lua Factory plugin is required

Do not build if Lua Factory plugin is disabled.

Juan A. Suárez01/10/2015

Changeset [190396]: [Streams API] Update readable-stream tests against latest reference ...

3 edits in trunk/LayoutTests [Streams API] Update readable-stream tests against latest reference ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149668 Reviewed by Darin Adler. streams/reference-implementation/readable-stream-expected.txt: Updated...

Xabier Rodríguez01/10/2015