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webviz does not accept ros2 bag files

asked 2020-01-08 01:49:36 -0600

MortenWesteraa gravatar image

Hi guys

I'm trying to use the webviz application for playing back my ros2 bag files. I use Eloquent. My problem is that webviz will not accept the format of the ros2 bag files. As I understand it webviz is not build for ros2 bag files, what is the easiest way to come around this problem?

Thanks in advance

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I'm not sure the webviz authors/maintainers frequent this forum, but let's see.

re: easiest: somehow convert your rosbag2 bags to ROS 1 format, or use the ros1bridge and have it transform all topics "live". Then use rosbridge and use webviz's support for visualising live data.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-01-08 02:06:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2022-02-16 22:27:43 -0600

johnjamesmiller gravatar image

looks like foxglove provides similar capabilities and supports ROS2

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answered 2020-01-23 14:44:16 -0600

Currently Webviz does not support ROS2 bags.

I'm not too aware of ROS2 development — are ROS2 bags pretty stable at this point? Are there any libraries that can read them in Javascript yet? For now it might be easiest to convert them to ROS1 somehow (perhaps someone else can give more info on how to do that).

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