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I'm trying to install GStreamer 1.0 on Ubuntu 12.04, the default GStreamer that comes with Ubuntu 12.04 is gst 0.10. I could see that I could download the GStreamer 1.0 source from gstreamer.freedesktop.org, build it and install it. But this installs only the gst plugins only, it does not install the actual required libraries like:

  • mpeg2dec,
  • h264,
  • and other dependent libraries.

These libraries are required by the gst plugins.

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If you don't have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed you may need to install that, and any other libraries you require from the repositories.

If you want to install gstreamer 1.0, you need to use the backports for Precise from the gstreamer developers ppa, which is the best source at the minute and the most 'official' developer ppa available.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0*

This will install all the base packages and plugins that you require, and is fine to install, even though you also have the earlier version installed as well, although applications will not use gstreamer1.0 unless they have been built with support for it.


For more information regarding ppas, please see these discussions:

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Installing the below package should do the magic

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Jegan - TekTutor (www.tektutor.org)

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Ubuntu Official Repository is having Gstreamer.

Main repository is giving the best packages for the system. And also rare chance of having problems of unmet dependencies.

Can be installed by:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools gstreamer0.10-alsa gstreamer0.10-buzztard gstreamer0.10-buzztard-doc gstreamer0.10-crystalhd gstreamer0.10-doc gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg-dbg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gconf gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-gnonlin-dbg gstreamer0.10-gnonlin-doc gstreamer0.10-hplugins gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-packagekit gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-cutter gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-doc gstreamer0.10-pocketsphinx gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-qapt gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-tools gstreamer0.10-vaapi gstreamer0.10-vaapi-doc gstreamer0.10-x
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