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. It also contains helper libraries and base classes useful for writing elements. A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included. Also see the gst-plugins-bad-0.10.23, 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

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GStreamer Base Plug-ins Dependencies


GStreamer-0.10.36 and Pango-1.36.8


Optional (Required if building GNOME)



CDParanoia-III-10.2, GTK+-3.14.8 (required to build the examples), libvisual, ORC, Check-0.9.14 (required to run the unit regression tests), and Valgrind-3.10.1 (optionaly used during the unit regression tests)

Optional (Required to Rebuild the API Documentation)

GTK-Doc-1.21 and Python-2.7.9

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Base Plug-ins



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

First, if you are using i686, fix a compile problem inroduced by gcc-4.9.0:

patch -Np1 -i ../gst-plugins-base-0.10.36-gcc_4_9_0_i686-1.patch

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

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To run the unit regression tests, issue: make check. There are many other Makefile targets you can specify for running the tests, issue make -C tests/check help to see the complete list.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: gst-visualise-0.10
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-0.10/gst/{app,audio,cdda,fft,floatcast,interfaces,netbuffer} /usr/include/gstreamer-0.10/gst/{pbutils,riff,rtp,rtsp,sdp,tag,video}, /usr/share/gst-plugins-base, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-base-libs-0.10 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-base-plugins-0.10

Short Descriptions


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

Last updated on 2015-02-26 13:54:24 -0800