autovideosink: Could not open display

Tim Müller tim at
Tue Apr 1 07:24:35 PDT 2014

On Tue, 2014-04-01 at 06:04 -0700, leon wrote:


> 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"):

May I strongly recommend you use these ready-made GStreamer 1.x windows

They contain videosink elements that should work out of the box on


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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