GStreamer Good Plug-ins-0.10.4

Introduction to GStreamer Good Plug-ins

The GStreamer Good Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins considered by the GStreamer developers to have good quality code, correct functionality, and the preferred license (LGPL for the plug-in code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included. Also see the GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins-0.10.4, GStreamer Bad Plug-ins and GStreamer FFmpeg plug-in packages.

Package Information

GStreamer Good Plug-ins Dependencies


GStreamer Base Plug-ins-0.10.11


AAlib-1.4rc5, cairo-1.2.4, libcdio (which can use CDParanoia-III-9.8, libcddb, and VCDImager), libavc1394 (requires libraw1394), libdv-0.104, EsounD-0.2.36, FLAC-1.1.2, GConf-2.14.0, GTK+-2.8.20 (required to build the examples), HAL-, MMX Jpeg (preferred, but will fall back to libjpeg-6b), LADSPA, libcaca, libpng-1.2.12, libshout, Speex-1.0.5, TagLib, X Window System, Check (required to run the unit regression tests), and Valgrind (optionally used during the unit regression tests)

Optional (Required to Rebuild the API Documentation)

GTK-Doc-1.6 and PyXML-0.8.4

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Good Plug-ins

Install GStreamer Good Plug-ins by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3 &&

To test the results, issue: make check. There are many other Makefile targets you can specify for running the tests, issue make -C tests/check help to see the complete list.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you did not rebuild the API documentation by passing --enable-gtk-doc to the configure script and you wish to install the pre-built documentation, issue the following command as the root user:

make -C docs/plugins install-data

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3: This parameter is used so that the GConf configuration files are installed in the system-wide GNOME GConf database located in /etc/gnome/2.14.3/gconf instead of /usr/etc. You may omit this parameter if you don't have GConf installed.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Numerous GStreamer plugins
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-good-plugins-0.10

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600