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Gstreamer for Debian
This package contains the GStreamer plugin distribution.
More information can be found at
As of GStreamer plugins version 0.8.0 all packages are versioned and
parallel installable with other releases with other major.minor
versions. For example, 0.8.x series is versioned as 0.8 and parallel
installable with both unversioned 0.6.x series and future 0.9.x and
beyond. The version part is represented as VER below.
GStreamer plugins are split into a number of packages:
plugins without external dependencies:
gstreamerVER-plugins-bad many independent plugins
gstreamerVER-plugins-bad-doc html documentation
The upstream ChangeLog is not included in all the plugin packages due to its
large size. Please see upstream sources if you are interested in detailed
source changes.
Unofficial plugin packages
Various plugins in the upstream source are not yet packaged or not officially
supported. This is most likely due to:
* upstream considers them too unstable
* libraries they depend on are not are yet in Debian or are poorly supported
To build additional unofficial plugin packages:
* Get the source and Debian diff (for example, "apt-get source gst-plugins")
* Add new package name to the EXTRA_PLUGINS variable in debian/rules
* Add appropriate dependency and control info to debian/extra
* Add a .install file for the package
* Rebuild
Currently available untested and unsupported info has been added for:
* gstreamer-faac
* gstreamer-mpeg2enc
External tools support
Your favorite codec isn't wrapped as a plugin? External programs can be
used to process streams. Take a look at "pipefilter" element or try
something like this (untested):
$ mkfifo fifo
$ gst-launch myaudiosrc ! filesink location=fifo &
$ cat fifo | my_encoder > output_file
David I. Lehn <> Tue, 23 Mar 2004 04:38:37 -0500
Sebastien Bacher <> Wed, 14 Dec 2005 17:00:21 +0100