gstreamer Python and cairooverlay

Roy Wiggins roywig at
Mon Dec 31 01:26:29 PST 2012

So I just went and began compiling gstreamer-plugins-good 1.0.4 from source

configure: *** Plug-ins that have NOT been ported:

So, hum.

Roy Wiggins wrote
> And I'd 
> like
>  this to be cross-platform (at least, run on Windows as well as Linux) and
> there aren't any prebuilt gstreamer 1.0 binaries for Windows (or are
> there?).
> I want to be able to scrawl arbitrary lines and circles on top of video-
> every time I seem to get closer,  something else breaks!
> RoyWiggins wrote
>> I was in touch with Jon Nordby (who wrote it in the first place) and he
>> thinks it's because I was using the older pyGTK bindings rather than
>> pygobject- pycairo doesn't use gobject, it uses its own wrapper, which
>> explains it.
>> So, I'm trying to get it to work in GStreamer 1.0, which Jon suggested-
>> however, it doesn't seem to *have* cairooverlay, even though I've
>> installed
>> gstreamer1.0-plugins-good from the developers ppa (on Ubuntu 12.04), it
>> seems to be there in the
>> source<>,
>> but gst-inspect-overlay0.10 doesn't list cairooverlay, or indeed
>> cairo-anything. I poked around the .deb and it does not appear to be
>> there
>> but I'm not very familiar with the structure of .deb packages. I guess
>> the
>> deb might be slightly out of juncture?
>> (Also, gstreamer was complaining about the jack audio server not being
>> installed- I installed the package from the Ubuntu main repo and started
>> jackd myself and it worked, but it ought to be a dependency resolved by
>> the
>> gstreamer package, right?)

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