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

GStreamer VA-API. A year after (GStreamer Conferece 2016)
Streams API (Web Engines Hackfest 2015)
GStreamer-VAAPI: Hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding on Intel hardware (GstConf 2015)
Efficient multimedia support in QtWebKit on Raspberry Pi (GStreamer Conference 2014)
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


Xabier Rodríguez 03/10/2016

WebRTC in WebKit/WPE

For some time I worked at Igalia to enable WebRTC on WebKitForWayland or WPE for the Raspberry Pi 2. The goal was to have the WebKit WebRTC tests working for a demo. My fellow Igalian Alex was working on the … Continue reading →

Víctor Jáquez 01/07/2016

VA-API and DRM/KMS in MinnowBoard

In 2012 I started to work in a video renderer for GStreamer which uses directly the DRM/KMS kernel subsystem to display images. I even blogged about it, but I didn’t finished it. Nonetheless, in December last year, a customer asked us to finish the...

Víctor Jáquez 20/05/2016

GStreamer Hackfest 2016

Yes, it happened again: the Gstreamer Spring Hackfest 2016! This time in the beautiful city of Thessaloniki. Thanks a lot, Vivia and Sebastian, for making it happen. My objective this time was to work with dma-buf support in gstreamer-vaapi. Though it...

Víctor Jáquez 06/04/2016

gstreamer-vaapi 1.8: the codec split

On march 23th GStreamer 1.8 was released, along with all its bundled modules, and, of course, one of those modules is gstreamer-vaapi. Let us talk about this gstreamer-vaapi release, since there are several sweets! First thing to notice is that the...

Xabier Rodríguez 26/02/2016

Über latest Media Source Extensions improvements in WebKit with GStreamer

In this post I am going to talk about the implementation of the Media Source Extensions (known as MSE) in the WebKit ports that use GStreamer. These ports are WebKitGTK+, WebKitEFL and WebKitForWayland, though only the latter has the latest...


videooverlaycomposition: document required map flags

Fix documentation for gst_video_overlay_composition_blend(). The video frame needs to be mapped with GST_MAP_READWRITE flag. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=771382

Víctor Jáquez14/09/2016

kmssink: update libdrm dependency to 2.4.55

The latest libdrm feature supported by kmssink is the universal plane, which was added in 2.4.55. Let's update the dependency to that version. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=770146

Víctor Jáquez13/09/2016

srtpenc: prevent deadlock in create_session

Temporarily release the object lock which is needed to post error messages on the bus. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=770933

Philippe Normand06/09/2016

vaapipostproc: check ANY caps at transform_caps()

vaapipostproc: check ANY caps at transform_caps() When transforming downstream caps we should check for ANY caps from peer pad, otherwise we get a segmentation fault. Signed-off-by: Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal...

Víctor Jáquez12/07/2016

vaapisink: ignore frame if its upload failed

vaapisink: ignore frame if its upload failed When gst_vaapi_plugin_base_get_input_buffer() fail to copy the input buffer into a VAAPI buffer, the return value is GST_FLOW_NOT_SUPPORTED, and it was ignored by the vaapisink, leading to a segmentation...

Víctor Jáquez12/07/2016