Shockwave-flash decoder missing

Tim Müller tim at
Tue Apr 29 06:40:05 PDT 2014

On Tue, 2014-04-29 at 15:23 +0200, Sergei Vorobyov wrote:

Hi Sergei,

> Sorry for bowling a googly (certainly answered a zillion times), but
> Google is helpless...
> Can GStreamer play .swf files? I installed everything I could.
> $ gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=$1 ! decodebin ! videoconvert !
> xvimagesink
> Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
> Pipeline is PREROLLING ...
> Missing element: application/x-shockwave-flash decoder
> ERROR: from element /GstPipeline:pipeline0/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0:
> Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in.

No, you really want to play these files using a dedicated flash

It would be possible to implement this theoretically of course, but it
would only useful for very special cases.


Tim Müller, Centricular Ltd -

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