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-9.0 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.50, Clutter-1.26.2, cURL-7.65.3, FAAC-, FAAD2-2.8.8, fdk-aac-2.0.0, GnuTLS-3.6.9, GTK-Doc-1.32, GTK+-2.24.32 or GTK+-3.24.10, Little CMS-2.9, libass-0.14.0, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.8.5, libgudev-233, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libssh2-1.9.0, libusb-1.0.22, libvdpau-1.2, libwebp-1.0.3, neon-0.30.2, Nettle-3.5.1, opencv-4.1.1 (with additional modules), OpenJPEG-2.3.1, Opus-1.3.1, Qt-5.13.0 (for examples), SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.15.0, Wayland-1.17.0 (GTK+-3.24.10 must have been compiled with wayland support), x265-3.1.2, Xorg Libraries, bs2b, Chromaprint, daala, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, LADSPA, libmimic, libmms, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, Orc, VO AAC, VO AMRWB, and ZBAR

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Bad Plug-ins



If you do not have an Objective-C compiler installed, the build system for this package will emit a warning about a failed sanity check. This is harmless, and it is safe to continue.



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

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

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson  --prefix=/usr       \
       -Dbuildtype=release \
       -Dpackage-origin= \
       -Dpackage-name="GStreamer 1.16.0 BLFS" &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. Several tests need a terminal emulator in a graphical session. One test, elements_dash_mpd, is known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{audio,basecamerabinsrc,codecparsers}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{insertbin,interfaces,is,mpegts}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{player,uridownloader,video,webrtc}, /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/include, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-bad-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Last updated on 2019-08-18 18:01:59 -0700