[gst-devel] gst-launch and AVI file with only good plugins

Vinay mailtovins at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 04:24:38 CET 2007

Hello Vinay,

MPEG2DEC plugin comes as part of gst-plugins-ugly package. It requires
an external library mpeg2dec which you need to install to use the

You can use ffmpeg codecs to play your MPEG4 AVI file. You need to
install the ffmpeg package to get all the codecs.

The pipeline will look something like this,
gst-launch-0.10 filesrc location=test.avi ! avidemux name=d d. ! queue
! ffdec_mpeg4 ! sdlvideosink d. ! queue ! mad ! audioconvert !

Vinay K.

On Dec 24, 2007 7:53 AM, Vinay Reddy <vinayvinay at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to play an MPEG4 avi file (both video and audio) using
> gst-launch and only the good plugins?
> I got till "gst-launch filesrc location="test.avi" ! avidemux
> name=demuxer !". The examples I found on the internet seemed to use
> xvideosink or sdlvideosink or mpeg2dec or windec and none of these are
> present on my system (I installed gstreamer, base plugins and the good
> plugins).
> I could get audio to play by using "gst-launch filesrc
> location="test.avi" ! avidemux name=demuxer ! alsasink" though.
> I'd appreciate any pointers/help.
> Thanks,
> Vinay
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