Looks for an unlinked pad to which the given pad can link. It is not guaranteed that linking the pads will work, though it should work in most cases.

This function will first attempt to find a compatible unlinked ALWAYS pad, and if none can be found, it will request a compatible REQUEST pad by looking at the templates of element.

class Element


pad Pad

the gstreamer.Pad to find a compatible one for.

caps Caps

the gstreamer.Caps to use as a filter.

Return Value

Type: Pad

the gstreamer.Pad to which a link can be made, or NULL if one cannot be found. gst_object_unref() after usage.