Introduction to GStreamer Good Plug-ins

The GStreamer Good Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins considered by the GStreamer developers to have good quality code, correct functionality, and the preferred license (LGPL for the plug-in code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.



GStreamer 1.0 series is not API or ABI compatible with GStreamer 0.10 series and both can be installed on the same system.

Package Information

GStreamer Good Plug-ins Dependencies




Cairo-1.12.16, FLAC-1.3.0, gdk-pixbuf-2.30.4, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.0, libpng-1.6.9, libsoup-2.44.2, libvpx-1.3.0, Xorg Libraries


AAlib-1.4rc5, GTK+-3.10.7, GTK-Doc-1.19, libdv-1.0.0, PulseAudio-4.0, Speex-1.2rc1, taglib-1.9.1, udev-extras (from systemd) (for GUdev), JACK, libcaca, libiec61883, libraw1394, libshout, ORC, Video4Linux, WavPack, and Valgrind

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Good Plug-ins

Install GStreamer Good Plug-ins by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Good Plugins 1.2.3 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin=""  &&

To test the results, issue: make -k check. One test is known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directory: /usr/share/gstreamer-1.0/presets

Last updated on 2014-02-20 11:59:37 -0800