Loads the plugin containing feature if it's not already loaded. feature is unaffected; use the return value instead.

Normally this function is used like this:

GstPluginFeature *loaded_feature;

loaded_feature = gst_plugin_feature_load (feature);
// presumably, we're no longer interested in the potentially-unloaded feature
gst_object_unref (feature);
feature = loaded_feature;
class PluginFeature

Return Value

a reference to the loaded feature, or NULL on error