Introduction to GStreamer Bad Plug-ins

The GStreamer Bad Plug-ins package contains a set a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.40, cURL-7.49.1, FAAC-1.28, FAAD2-2.7, GnuTLS-3.5.1, GTK-Doc-1.25, GTK+-2.24.30 or GTK+-3.20.4, libass-0.13.2, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.7.1, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libvdpau-1.1.1, Mesa-11.2.2, mpg123-1.23.5, neon-0.30.1, OpenJPEG-1.5.2 or OpenJPEG-2.1.0, SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.11.0, Xorg Libraries, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, libmimic, libmms, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, Orc, VO AAC, VO AMRWB, Wayland-1.11.0, and ZBAR

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Bad Plug-ins



If you need a plugin for a given dependency, that dependency needs to be installed before this application.

If you have installed OpenJPEG-2.1.0 and wish to use it with GStreamer Bad Plug-ins, apply the following sed commnds:

sed -e '/openjpeg-2/ s/0/1/' \
    -i configure ext/openjpeg/gstopenjpeg.h &&
sed -e '/user_data (/ s/mstream/&, NULL/' \
    -i ext/openjpeg/gstopenjpeg{enc,dec}.c  &&

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

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --disable-wayland \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.8.1 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin="" &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Several tests need a terminal emulator in a graphical session.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-wayland: This options is required without a full wayland based desktop environment.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{basecamerabinsrc,codecparsers,gl}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{insertbin,interfaces,mpegts}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/uridownloader, /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/include, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-bad-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Last updated on 2016-04-27 14:51:56 -0500