[gst-devel] GStreamer on Windows

Andoni Morales ylatuya at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 02:19:21 CEST 2008

> It's possible using the  ffmpeg plugin.
> The dshowsrcwrapper doesn't work for me with audio files, so I removed it
> and forced gstreamer to use ffmpeg, wich decode almost everything.
> Try downloading the binaries I compiled this morning:
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/longomatch/gstreamer-0.10.20-win32_x86.rar?use_mirror=
> Extract them in path without spaces (I don't know why, but if you don't any
> plugin is recognized)
> Set the plugins path:
> set GST_PLUGIN_PATH=c:\gstreamer\gst-libs
> then try this pipeline:
> gst-launch-0.10.exe filesrc location="c:\\dir\\file.avi ! decodebin !
> ffmpegcolorspace ! directdrawsink
> Remember to put a double backslash on the file path

I forgot to mention that the playbin pulgin, using gst-launch,  never worked
for me on windows as it always complains about a missing FILE plugin. But it
works in my C app, strange behaviour...
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