[gst-devel] gst-plugins can't find GStreamer

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Tue May 22 20:50:10 CEST 2007

hi Nick,

better install the plugins into the same prefix as gstreamer. An alternative for
3rd party plugins is $HOME/.gstreamer-0.10/plugins/.

Otherwise make sure the GST_PLUGIN_PATH is exported globaly so that it is
available for the X-session.


Nick Chorley wrote:
> There's a problem with (only) setting GST_PLUGIN_PATH, though: what if I
> want to run an application that uses GStreamer from an icon, rather than
> from the shell? For example, if I run Pidgin from an icon, sounds don't
> work, but running it from a terminal where GST_PLUGIN_PATH is set is
> fine. What can I do about this?
> Nick
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