GNOME Media-2.18.0

Introduction to GNOME Media

The GNOME Media package contains GNOME's media applications.

Package Information

GNOME Media Dependencies


ScrollKeeper-0.3.14, EsounD-0.2.37, and libgnomeui-2.18.1


GStreamer Base Plug-ins-0.10.13 (required to build the sound mixer), GStreamer Good Plug-ins-0.10.6 (required to build the sound recorder), Nautilus CD Burner-2.18.2 (required to build the CD player), an MTA (that provides a sendmail command), intltool-0.35.5, and DocBook-utils-0.6.14

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Media

Install GNOME Media by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib \
            --libexecdir=$(pkg-config \
                --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-media &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This parameter is used so that all ScrollKeeper files are installed in, and the ScrollKeeper database is properly updated in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of some files being installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--libexecdir=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-media: This parameter causes the libexec files to be installed in the preferred location of $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnome-media instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.


Installed Programs: CDDBSlave2, cddb-slave2-properties, cddb-track-editor, gnome-audio-profiles-properties, gnome-cd, gnome-sound-recorder, gnome-volume-control, gstreamer-properties and vumeter
Installed Libraries: libcddb-slave2.{so,a}, libgnome-media-profiles.{so,a} and a libgnome-media-profiles.{so,a} Glade library
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/{cddb-slave2,gnome-media}, lib/gnome-media, share/{gnome-{media,sound-recorder}, gnome/help/{gnome-{cd, sound-recorder, volume-control}, grecord, gstreamer-properties}, gstreamer-properties, omf/gnome-media, pixmaps/gnome-{cd, media}}

Short Descriptions


is GNOME's CD Player.


is GNOME's recorder.


is GNOME's mixer with volume applet.


is a GUI front-end to GStreamer's audio/video input/output parameters.


is a visual volume meter.

Last updated on 2007-10-16 06:56:37 -0500