Problem playing video file using gstreamer

Anirban Chatterjee ani.chat82 at
Wed Dec 5 00:36:13 PST 2012

     i am new in gstreamer. I am issuing the command "gst-launch -v filesrc
location=/home/anirbanc/bird.avi ! ximagesrc"  I am getting the following

WARNING: erroneous pipeline: could not link filesrc0 to ximagesrc0
anirbanc-2.desktop% gst-launch -v filesrc location=/home/anirbanc/bird.avi !
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
Pipeline is PREROLLING ...

(gst-launch-0.10:3799): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_caps_get_structure:
assertion `GST_IS_CAPS (caps)' failed

(gst-launch-0.10:3799): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_structure_get_int:
assertion `structure != NULL' failed
ERROR: from element /pipeline0/ximagesink0: Failed to create output image
buffer of 0x0 pixels
Additional debug info:
ximagesink.c(475): gst_ximagesink_ximage_new (): /pipeline0/ximagesink0:
could not get shared memory of 0 bytes
ERROR: pipeline doesn't want to preroll.
Setting pipeline to NULL ...
FREEING pipeline ...

can you please help me fix this?

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