Installing gstreamer-plugins-bad on Ubuntu

Harm-Jan Blok hj.blok at
Thu Jun 23 23:10:09 PDT 2011

On 23 jun 2011, at 19:02, Ron McOuat wrote:

> If your source download is because you are missing plugins from the distributed version then I would first ask if you know that gstplugins-bad is split across 2 packages as distributed by Ubuntu - a filtered listing from my Ubuntu 10.04 system follows:
> dev64:~$ dpkg -l | grep gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
> ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad                               0.10.18-1ubuntu1                                GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
> ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-doc                           0.10.18-1ubuntu1                                GStreamer documentation for plugins from the "bad" se
> ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse                    0.10.18-0ubuntu1                                GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set (Multiverse Vari
> If you are missing the gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse package then that may be the simple solution for you.
> Building just one component from source is going to be a problem because you have to mesh with the rest of the gstreamer install performed by the Ubuntu installation because the gstreamer libraries are released as a set. To accomplish this you need to either check the version Ubuntu releases and use that source version or install an all new version. There is a PPA of the latest gstreamer for Ubuntu that saves trying to compile all of gstreamer if newer than released versions are required. Just running ./configure with no parameters will install it in /usr/local not /usr and therefore will not be found by the Ubuntu portion of the install.

Just a little question about this PPA, the PPA seems to have only the 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad' package, and doesn't have the 'gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse' package. Is there a reason why the multiverse package is not in the PPA?



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