How verify good/ugly/bad plugin is properly installed in Windows

Nirbheek Chauhan nirbheek.chauhan at
Tue Apr 19 06:42:16 UTC 2022

Hi Angela,

I've double-checked that all plugins are installed by the gstreamer
MSIs, specifically the playback plugin is installed too:


1. You only need to install either MinGW or MSVC. You do not need both.
2. Please make sure that you've installed both the runtime and
development installers for whichever version + toolchain you pick

If you've installed both MinGW and MSVC and/or you're switching
between them, you need to delete the gstreamer registry cache.
Alternatively, you can set the GST_REGISTRY env var to something like
C:/gstreamer/1.0/gstregistry-msvc-x86_64.bin etc.


On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 9:30 AM Angela Yan via gstreamer-devel
<gstreamer-devel at> wrote:
> Hi Team,
> GStreamer Version: 1.20.1
> OS: Win10
> I have installed MSVC 64-bit and MinGW 64-bit in the system. I even managed to compile AWS Kinesis Video Stream Producer plugin successfully. But now when I try to run certain pipeline, it says 'no element or plugin' for certain element. May I know how to verify the base/good/ugly/bad plugin are properly installed in Windows?
> Eg. I can find libgstplayback.dll in MinGW installation directory but in msvc directory, there are only, libgstplayback.a file.
> Not sure if it matters, first time install of MSVC and MinGW were using 'typical' installation and later launch the installer again, and modify the installation by manually select every single component. Also tried the 'complete installation' as an over-installation on existing installation.
> Thank you,
> Angela

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