autovideosink: Could not open display

leon dudi.reuveni at
Tue Apr 1 06:04:25 PDT 2014


Im running gstreamer on cygwin.
I tried to install gstreamer for linux via cygwin but I noticed that
gstreamer is build in inside linux.
so I tried this simple pipeline:

gst-launch-0.10 videotestsrc ! ffmpegcolorspace ! autovideosink

and I got this error ("Could not open display"):

Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
ERROR: Pipeline doesn't want to pause.
ERROR: from element /GstXImageSink:autovideosink0-actual-sink-ximage: Could
not initialise X output
Additional debug info:
gst_ximagesink_xcontext_get ():
Could not open display
Setting pipeline to NULL ...
Freeing pipeline ...

by the way, I also tried to reinstall gstreamer but cygwin is not familiar
with "apt-get" command.

any ideas..?


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