debugging gstreamer

Chuck Crisler ccrisler at
Fri Mar 25 06:39:04 PDT 2011

I am new to gstreamer development and trying to upgrade an existing 
implementation on an embedded linux system to a newer version. The problem 
that I am facing is that we put the plugins into a non-standard directory 
and gstreamer can't seem to find them. This is the same directory as our 
current system that works well. I have briefly looked into the gstreamer 
code and there is a rich logging system implemented that should help me find 
my error. Unfortunately I can't get it to work. I have been looking at 
gstinfo.h and set the GST_LEVEL_DEFAULT to GST_LEVEL_LOG, I have verified 
that the DISABLE_DEBUG and DISABLE_GST_DEBUG at not set. The only part of 
the logging that I don't understand is the component part, so that may be 
what is blocking me. Would someone please give me some guidance in getting 
this to work?

Thank you,
Chuck Crisler 

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