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-7.7 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.

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GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.28, cURL-7.40.0, FAAC-1.28, FAAD2-2.7, GnuTLS-3.3.12, GTK-Doc-1.21, GTK+-2.24.26 or GTK+-3.14.8, libass-0.12.1, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.6.2, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libvdpau-0.9, MesaLib-10.4.5, mpg123-1.22.0, neon-0.30.1, OpenJPEG-1.5.2 or OpenJPEG-2.1.0, SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.10.1, Xorg Libraries, Celt, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, libdca, libmimic, libmms, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, ORC, RTMPDUMP, Schroedinger, VO AAC, VO AMRWB, Wayland, 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 patch:

patch -Np1 -i ../gst-plugins-bad-1.4.5-openjpeg21-1.patch

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

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.4.5 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin="" &&

To test the results, issue: make check. One test (camerabin) needs hardware with a camera. A couple of tests need a terminal emulator in a graphical session.

Now, as the root user:

make install


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, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-bad-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Last updated on 2015-02-22 21:16:54 -0800