Introduction to GStreamer Bad Plug-ins

The GStreamer Bad Plug-ins package contains a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

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GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.50, Clutter-1.26.2, cURL-7.64.0, FAAC-, FAAD2-2.8.8, GnuTLS-3.6.6, GTK-Doc-1.29, GTK+-2.24.32 or GTK+-3.24.5, Little CMS-2.9, libass-0.14.0, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.8.4, libgudev-232, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libssh2-1.8.0, libusb-1.0.22, libvdpau-1.1.1, libwebp-1.0.2, neon-0.30.2, Nettle-3.4.1, opencv-4.0.1 (with additional modules), OpenJPEG-2.3.0, Opus-1.3, Qt-5.12.1 (for examples), SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.14.0, Wayland-1.16.0 (GTK+-3.24.5 must have been compiled with wayland support), x265-3.0, Xorg Libraries, bs2b, Chromaprint, daala, Flite, Game Music Emu, GSM, LADSPA, libmimic, libmms, libofa, MJPEG Tools, OpenAL, Orc, VO AAC, VO AMRWB, and ZBAR

User Notes:

Installation of GStreamer Bad Plug-ins



If you need a plugin for a given dependency, that dependency needs to be installed before this application.

Apply a patch to allow the build to complete with libvpx-1.8.

patch -Np1 -i ../gst-plugins-bad-1.14.4-fdkaac_2-1.patch

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

./configure --prefix=/usr                                           \
            --disable-wayland                                       \
            --disable-opencv                                        \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.14.4 BLFS" \
            --with-package-origin="" &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Several tests need a terminal emulator in a graphical session. One test, dash_mpd, is known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-wayland: This switch is required without a full wayland based desktop environment.

--disable-opencv: This switch is required if opencv-4.0.1 is installed without additional modules (specifically bgsegm).


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{audio,basecamerabinsrc,codecparsers}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{insertbin,interfaces,is,mpegts}, /usr/include/gstreamer-1.0/gst/{player,uridownloader,video,webrtc}, /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/include, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gst-plugins-bad-{libs,plugins}-1.0

Last updated on 2019-02-17 13:55:58 -0800