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-8.3 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Bad Plug-ins Dependencies





BlueZ-5.50, Clutter-1.26.2, cURL-7.61.0, FAAC-, FAAD2-2.8.8, GnuTLS-3.5.19, GTK-Doc-1.28, GTK+-2.24.32 or GTK+-3.22.30, Little CMS-2.9, libass-0.14.0, libexif-0.6.21, libgcrypt-1.8.3, libgudev-232, libmpeg2-0.5.1, libssh2-1.8.0, libusb-1.0.22, libvdpau-1.1.1, libwebp-1.0.0, neon-0.30.2, Nettle-3.4, opencv-3.4.2 (with additional modules), OpenJPEG-2.3.0, Opus-1.2.1, Qt-5.11.1 (for examples), SDL-1.2.15, Valgrind-3.13.0, Wayland-1.15.0 (GTK+-3.22.30 must have been compiled with wayland support), x265-2.8, 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.

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

./configure --prefix=/usr                                           \
            --disable-wayland                                       \
            --disable-opencv                                        \
            --with-package-name="GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.14.2 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-3.4.2 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 2018-08-20 15:41:43 -0700