How to install Gstreamer on Ubuntu

Gstreamer is essential package for Ubuntu, but there could be some missing packages that are required for app development. So with next steps you are going to install Gstreamer on your PC.

Step #1

    Check that Gstreamer isn’t already installed on your PC

    If response ~ like this:

    You already have Gstreamer installed on your PC. But look at next steps to check that all required packages for development are also installed.

Step #2. Update Packages

Step #3. Install Packages

    Install main parts of gstreamer library.

    Note: Have you noticed words ‘bad, ugly, good’ in libraries names? Don’t worry, those are not based on personal qualities 🙂 Here is an official doocumetaion with explanation of each module and it’s name.

  • gst-plugins-gooda set of good-quality plug-ins under our preferred license, LGPL
  • gst-plugins-uglya set of good-quality plug-ins that might pose distribution problems
  • gst-plugins-bada set of plug-ins that need more quality, testing or documentation

    Install packages to use Gstreamer in Python

    Install dev-packages

Step #4

    Do Step #1.

Step #5

    Type in command line simple command to check that everything works as supposed:

    I expect you to see something like this:

videotestsrc Gstreamer plugin

    Hope everything works just great and you are ready to make some awesome applications.

    If there is a need to build gstreamer from sources, use the following guide

    If not leave a problem description in comment to this post. We are going to find a way to fix it 🙂




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