Introduction to GStreamer Bad Plug-ins

The GStreamer Bad Plug-ins package contains 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-8.0 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.43, Clutter-1.26.0, cURL-7.52.1, FAAC-1.28, FAAD2-2.7, GnuTLS-3.5.9, GTK-Doc-1.25, GTK+-2.24.31 or GTK+-3.22.8, libass-0.13.6, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.7.6, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libvdpau-1.1.1, libwebp-0.6.0, Mesa-13.0.4, mpg123-1.23.8, neon-0.30.2, Nettle-3.3, opencv-3.2.0 (with additional modules), OpenJPEG-1.5.2 or OpenJPEG-2.1.2, Opus-1.1.4, Qt-5.8.0 (for examples), SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.12.0, Wayland-1.12.0 (GTK+-3.22.8 must have been compiled with wayland support), x265-2.3, Xorg Libraries, bs2b, Chromaprint, daala, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, libmimic, libmms, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, Orc, VO AAC, VO AMRWB, 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.

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

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --disable-wayland \
            --disable-opencv  \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.10.3 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin="" &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Several tests need a terminal emulator in a graphical session.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-wayland: This switch is required without a full wayland based desktop environment.

--disable-opencv: This switch is required if opencv-3.2.0 is installed without additional modules (specifically bgsegm).


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/{player,uridownloader}, /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/include, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-bad-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Last updated on 2017-02-19 04:04:43 -0800