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. Also see the gst-plugins-good-0.10.31, gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.19 and gst-ffmpeg-0.10.13 packages.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 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 Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





cURL-7.40.0, FAAD2-2.7, JasPer-1.900.1, libass-0.12.1, libmusicbrainz-2.1.5, librsvg-2.40.7, libsndfile-1.0.25, libvdpau-0.9, neon-0.30.1, SDL-1.2.15, SoundTouch-1.8.0 celt, Dirac, DirectFB, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, LADSPA, libcdaudio, libdc1394, libdca, libiptcdata, libkate, libmimic, libmms, libmodplug, libmpcdec, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, ORC, rtmpdump, Schroedinger, SpanDSP, VO AACENC, VO AMRWBENC, WildMidi, ZBAR and ZVBI

Optional, for the unit regression tests


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.

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

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-gtk=3.0 --disable-examples &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that tests for some of the items may fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-gtk=3.0: Build against GTK+ 3 instead of the default GTK+ 2; recommended for a GNOME Desktop.

--disable-examples: If the dependencies for the camera driver have been satisfied, the associated example code fails to build.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-0.10/gst/{basecamerabinsrc,codecparsers,interfaces}, /usr/include/gstreamer-0.10/gst/{signalprocessor,vdpau,video} and /usr/share/gtk-doc/gst-plugins-bad-libs-0.10

Last updated on 2015-02-27 16:21:33 -0800