Introduction to GStreamer

The GStreamer package contains a framework for streaming media. This is useful for interfacing with binary CODECs.

Package information

Installation of GStreamer

Install GStreamer by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome \
    --disable-docs-build &&
make &&
make install &&

Command explanations

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts gst-register's cache in /var/lib/cache instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/cache.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--disable-docs-build: This switch prevents the rebuilding of documentation during the make command.


The GStreamer package contains libgstreamer libraries and libgst libraries.