Increasing play speed decoding from mp4 file

I would like to increase play speed when decoding from mp4 file. I dont know if it is possible but I tried videorate rate element but it did not change the speed.
This is the pipeline :

    pipeMP4_1 = 'filesrc location=/home/test/Documents/GstreamerTest/sample_mp4/2023-11-14T14-25-01.mp4 ! qtdemux name=demux ! h265parse ! nvv4l2decoder enable-max-performance=true ! nvvidconv ! video/x-raw, format=BGRx, width=1280, height=720 ! videorate ! video/x-raw, rate=2.0 ! videoconvert ! appsink'


Do you mean yo would like to play 30-fps video file in 60 fps, like 2x fast forward? Or 30-fps video file cannot be played in 30 fps?


Sorry about the confusion. I have a 25 fps 4k mp4 file that has 4 minutes duration. I would like to capture this image in opencv in 2x speed and in this way video duration will be 2 minutes. This is what I am trying. So it is 2x fast forward in your question. I tried to double fps in pipeline but it did not effect, video was playing in normal speed. I searched and saw rate in videorate element can speed the video but it did not work either. Since I could not find any other example I wanted to ask here.


Please ty the command and check if you see 2x video playback:

$ DISPLAY=:0 gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location= videoplayback.mp4 ! qtdemux ! h264parse ! nvv4l2decoder ! nvvidconv ! video/x-raw ! videorate rate=2 ! xvimagesink
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When I modify my pipeline with your it works

    pipeMP4_1 = 'filesrc location=/home/test/Documents/GstreamerTest/sample_mp4/2023-11-14T14-25-01.mp4 ! qtdemux ! queue ! h265parse ! nvv4l2decoder enable-max-performance=true !  nvvidconv ! video/x-raw(memory:NVMM),format=BGRx ! videorate rate=2.5 ! nvvidconv ! queue ! appsink'

But I am facing a different problem now.
When video is playing it sometimes says this :

FPS: 24.99624753394147, read time: 0.031426429748535156, post process time: -0.031426429748535156
FPS: 24.95554283708331, read time: 0.0323028564453125, post process time: -0.0323028564453125
FPS: 24.987347068305574, read time: 0.03145480155944824, post process time: -0.03145480155944824
NvMMLiteOpen : Block : BlockType = 279 
NVMEDIA: Reading vendor.tegra.display-size : status: 6 
NvMMLiteBlockCreate : Block : BlockType = 279 
FPS: 21.897061173496812, read time: 0.04397726058959961, post process time: -0.04397726058959961
FPS: 28.143399554739673, read time: 0.03153204917907715, post process time: -0.03153204917907715

It happens 4 or 5 times in 2 minutes video play. How can I solve this?

And also by doing this fps remains the same with the videos fps which is 25. So I guess in this case I am dropping some frames to speed the video. Is there another way to speed without dropping or duplicating frames.


Please set sync=0 to appsink like:

import sys
import cv2

def read_cam():
    cap = cv2.VideoCapture("filesrc location=test.mkv ! matroskademux ! h264parse ! nvv4l2decoder enable-max-performance=1 ! nvvidconv ! video/x-raw, format=(string)BGRx ! videoconvert ! video/x-raw,format=BGR ! appsink sync=0 ")
    if cap.isOpened():
        count = 0;
        while True:
            ret_val, img =;
            if not ret_val:
            count = count + 1
            if count % 150 == 0:
                print("decoded frames:", count)
        print("rtsp open failed")


if __name__ == '__main__':

So that you can get decoded buffers immediately. If you need to have interval between the buffer, you can add delay while calling