Introduction to GStreamer Good Plug-ins

The GStreamer Good Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins considered by the GStreamer developers to have good quality code, correct functionality, and the preferred license (LGPL for the plug-in code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included.

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 Good Plug-ins Dependencies





AAlib-1.4rc5, GTK+-3.14.8, GTK-Doc-1.21, libdv-1.0.0, PulseAudio-5.0, Speex-1.2rc2, taglib-1.9.1, udev-extras (from eudev) (for GUdev), Valgrind-3.10.1, v4l-utils-1.6.2, JACK, libcaca, libiec61883, libraw1394, libshout, ORC, and WavPack

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Good Plug-ins



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

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

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

To test the results, issue: make -k check. Some tests are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gstreamer-1.0/presets and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-good-plugins-1.0

Last updated on 2015-03-04 14:39:39 -0800