Problems while loading the Plugins for GStreamer

David Ing ding at
Mon Dec 16 16:56:05 UTC 2019

That error message suggests that it can find  libgstwavparse.dll but it
cannot be loaded.  The most likely reason why it fails to load is that
there is some dependency which it needs but which is not available.  (Other
reasons may be possible.)

I don't have this problem on my system.  I can execute `gst-inspect-1.0
wavparse` and I get a full description of the plugin (which means it loaded
properly).   I am using Gstreamer 1.16.1-msvc on Windows 10.  I installed
it using the runtime installer and development installer.  I was careful to
install everything (the default options may not install everything IIRC).

I do not use the VS property sheets which are found in
`%GSTREAMER_1_0_ROOT_X86_64%\share\vs\2010` (I recommend you avoid using
them).  I can tell you that these property sheets are very old, and I think
they force the user to use a very old version of the msvcrt which you
probably don't want to use in any modern application.  (It is possible that
something in these property sheets is actually interfering with your
ability to load some dependencies.)  If you use the `msvc` binaries (which
I recommend) then there is no reason to use an old version of the CRT (the
default version provided by vs2017 would be fine).

I have written a vs2017 program that pulls in gstreamer.  My technique was
to create a nuget package which encapsulates all the gstreamer binaries and
I use the following property sheet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" xmlns="">
  <ImportGroup Label="PropertySheets">

  <PropertyGroup Label="UserMacros">




  <PropertyGroup Label="UserMacros" Condition="'$(Platform)'=='x64'">


  <PropertyGroup Label="UserMacros" Condition="'$(Platform)'=='Win32'">







  <ItemGroup />

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 3:59 AM abhishingane <abhilashshingane at>

> Hello All,
> I am getting a below message while running a GStreamer program in visual
> studio 2017.
> (Project1.exe:6936): GStreamer-WARNING **: 10:25:54.762: Failed to load
> plugin 'C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstwavparse.dll':
> 'C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstwavparse.dll': The
> specified module could not be found.
> This is for all the DLL's present in
> *C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib\gstreamer-1.0* folder.
> I have set all the necessary environment variables and property sheets
> also.
> but still, I am unable to resolve this issue.
> please help.
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