Brings the element to the lost state. The current state of the element is copied to the pending state so that any call to Element.getState will return GST_STATE_CHANGE_ASYNC.

An ASYNC_START message is posted. If the element was PLAYING, it will go to PAUSED. The element will be restored to its PLAYING state by the parent pipeline when it prerolls again.

This is mostly used for elements that lost their preroll buffer in the GST_STATE_PAUSED or GST_STATE_PLAYING state after a flush, they will go to their pending state again when a new preroll buffer is queued. This function can only be called when the element is currently not in error or an async state change.

This function is used internally and should normally not be called from plugins or applications.

class Element