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image_transport rosbag issue

asked 2017-01-06 10:04:08 -0500

roboticom314 gravatar image

updated 2017-01-06 12:54:04 -0500

Has anyone else seen problems recording rosbags for all topics of a node using image_transport?

ERROR [/tmp/buildd/ros-indigo-compressed-depth-image-transport-1.9.2-0trusty-20150729-0539/src/compressed_depth_publisher.cpp:223(CompressedDepthPublisher::publish)


Compressed Depth Image Transport -Compression requires single-channel 32bit-floating point or 16bit raw depth images (input format is: bgr8).

I see this with pointgrey_camera_driver (tag 0.12.1) when doing a rosbag record -a. I've noticed some issues posted for other packages using image_transport so I thought I'd post a general question in the event there is some broader issue.

UPDATE: Running rosbag record -a -x "(.*)/compressed(.*)" solves the issue of the errors by not recording the "compressed" topics but doesn't explain why they occur in the first place.

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Hi, I'm also facing the same issue.

robot_commander gravatar image robot_commander  ( 2018-01-29 14:10:52 -0500 )edit

I get this error running my android phone with ip address with IP webcam App and video_stream_opencv package!

Farid gravatar image Farid  ( 2020-08-19 04:35:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-07 03:34:29 -0500

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updated 2018-09-07 03:41:08 -0500

It seems that the normal image is processed by an image_transport plugin that normally expects depth images only, after the topic *compressedDepth* is first subscribed, e.g. by rosbag record -a.

I solved the issue for me by disabling the plugin as described in the answer to this question: (and here: ). The topics that produce the errors then disappear, and I can safely record everything without triggering these errors.

The launch file I've ended up using roughly goes like this:

    <group ns="camera/front">
        <!-- launch camera -->
        <node pkg="libuvc_camera" type="camera_node" name="camera_node">
            <!-- parameters here -->

        <!-- disable compressed depth plugin for image transport -->
        <group ns="image_raw">
            <rosparam param="disable_pub_plugins">
              - 'image_transport/compressedDepth'
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