Introduction to GStreamer Base Plug-ins

The GStreamer Base Plug-ins is a well-groomed and well-maintained collection of GStreamer plug-ins and elements, spanning the range of possible types of elements one would want to write for GStreamer. You will need at least one of Good, Bad, Ugly or Libav plugins for GStreamer applications to function properly.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.



GStreamer 1.0 series is not API or ABI compatible with GStreamer 0.10 series and both can be installed on the same system.

Package Information

GStreamer Base Plug-ins Dependencies


GStreamer-1.0.10 and libxml2-2.9.1



CDParanoia-III-10.2, GTK+-3.8.4, GTK-Doc-1.19, libvisual, ORC, and Valgrind

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Base Plug-ins

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

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Base Plugins 1.0.10 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin="" &&

To test the results, issue: make check.



When installing, the Makefile does some additional linking. If you do not have Xorg in /usr, the LIBRARY_PATH variable needs to be defined for the root user. If using sudo to assume root, use the -E option to pass your current environment variables for the install process.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: gst-discoverer-1.0 and gst-visualise-1.0
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,, and several plugins in /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{app,audio,fft,pbutils}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{riff,rtp,rtsp,sdp,tag,video} /usr/share/gst-plugins-base/1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-base-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Short Descriptions


is a tool that is used to run a basic GStreamer pipeline, to display a graphical visualisation of an audio stream.

Last updated on 2013-09-03 12:08:19 -0700