[gst-devel] gstreamer 0.6.x and video

Ronald Bultje rbultje at mail.bitfreak.net
Sun Apr 20 02:11:04 CEST 2003

Hey Louis,

On Sun, 2003-04-20 at 05:57, Louis Garcia wrote:
> Anyone able to be productive with this software?

I'd say that about every one of us (developers) is able to use it. If it
doesn't work for you, several things might be wrong.

You might not have the right plugins installed. If you're using
tarballs, make sure mpeg2dec, a52dec, mad and ogg are there (look at the
summary spit out by ./configure), the rest like mpeg/avi demuxers,
unencoded sound handling, sound output (requires OSS headers) and video
output (requires X/Xv headers) is probably there unless your system is
really acting weird. If you're using RPMs, make sure you've got
gstreamer, gstreamer-a52dec, gstreamer-avi, gstreamer-colorspace,
gstreamer-ffmpeg, gstreamer-gnomevfs, gstreamer-mad, gstreamer-mpeg,
gstreamer-oss, gstreamer-play, gstreamer-plugins, gstreamer-xvideosink
and gstreamer-vorbis. This should take care that you can play about
anything that's out there.

Second, your registry might be causing problems. If you're using a user
registry, that might not be updated (post-install RPM only updates the
system registry), "rm -fr ~/.gstreamer" should work here, "gst-register"
would work too. If you're using tarballs, you also need to run
gst-register as root. For RPMs (and debs, and anything that's a
package), that happens automatically during post-install.

If it still doesn't work, run it in a terminal and look for weird
messages. You're more than welcome to come on IRC and get us to help you
debug it.


Ronald Bultje <rbultje at ronald.bitfreak.net>
Linux Video/Multimedia developer

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