Introduction to GStreamer Libav

The GStreamer Libav package contains GStreamer plugins for Libav (a fork of FFmpeg).

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Libav Dependencies


FFmpeg-4.4 and gst-plugins-base-1.18.4



hotdoc and Orc

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Libav



If you do not have an Objective-C compiler installed, the build system for this package will emit a warning about a failed sanity check. This is harmless, and it is safe to continue.

Install GStreamer Libav by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson  --prefix=/usr       \
       --buildtype=release \
       -Dpackage-origin= \
       -Dpackage-name="GStreamer 1.18.4 BLFS" &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


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