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. You will need at least one of Good, Bad, Ugly or Libav plugins for GStreamer applications to function properly.

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 Base Plug-ins Dependencies





CDParanoia-III-10.2, GTK+-3.14.8, GTK-Doc-1.21, Qt-4.8.6, Valgrind-3.10.1, libvisual, ORC, and Tremor

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.

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

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

To test the results, issue: make check.



When installing, the Makefile does some additional linking. If you do not have Xorg in /usr, the LIBRARY_PATH variable needs to be defined for the root user. If using sudo to assume root, use the -E option to pass your current environment variables for the install process.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: gst-device-monitor-1.0, gst-discoverer-1.0 and gst-play-1.0
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{allocators,app,audio,fft,pbutils}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{riff,rtp,rtsp,sdp,tag,video}, /usr/share/gst-plugins-base/1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-base-{libs,plugins}-1.0

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