The GStreamer package contains a streaming media framework that enables applications to share a common set of plugins for things like video decoding and encoding, audio encoding and decoding, audio and video filters, audio visualisation, Web streaming and anything else that streams in real-time or otherwise. It is modelled after research software worked on at the Oregon Graduate Institute.
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Install GStreamer by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \ --localstatedir=/var --disable-docs-build && make && make install && chown -R root:root /usr/share/doc/gstreamer-0.8.7 && gst-register
--localstatedir=/var: This switch puts gst-register's cache in /var/cache/gstreamer-0.8 instead of /usr/cache/gstreamer-0.8.
--sysconfdir=/etc: This switch puts configuration files in /etc instead of /usr/etc.
--disable-docs-build: This switch prevents the rebuilding of documentation during the make command.
chown -R root:root ...: The documentation is installed with ownerships of the user who untarred and built the package. This command changes the ownerships of the installed documentation files to root:root.
The GStreamer package contains gst-complete, gst-compprep, gst-feedback, gst-inspect, gst-launch, gst-md5sum, gst-register, gst-typefind, gst-xmlinspect, gst-xmllaunch, the libgstreamer, libgstcontrol and libgst libraries.
gst-complete is a utility enabling bash to provide context sensitive tab completion for gst-launch command lines.
gst-compprep builds a registry of GStreamer elements and their features that is used by gst-complete.
gst-register is used to register all the GStreamer plugins on the system. It creates a listing of their properties so that when a GStreamer based application is started, it does not need to load plugins until it needs them.
gst-typefind uses the GStreamer type finding system to determine the relevant GStreamer plugin to parse or decode a file, and determine the corresponding MIME type.
gst-xmlinspect prints information about a GStreamer plugin or element in XML document format.
Last updated on 2005-01-10 16:55:51 -0700