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I want to know what version of gstreamer I have installed.

If it turns out that I have multiple versions I want to know which is being used.


Edit:

It turns out that things are a bit messy. There are multiple versions of gstreamer (mainly 0.1 and 1.0) and they're being used in parallel (they should be treated as separate) (Source). As for the packages there's plenty of them. Here are the packages that came out from the dpkg -l | grep gstreamer command:

ii  gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0                                        1.2.4-0ubuntu1                                         amd64        Description: GObject introspection data for the GStreamer library
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa:amd64                                    0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     amd64        GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg:amd64                                  0.10.13-5ubuntu1~trusty2.1                             amd64        FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3:amd64                             0.10.23.debian-3                                       amd64        Fluendo mp3 decoder GStreamer 0.10 plugin
ii  gstreamer0.10-gconf:amd64                                   0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5                                  amd64        GStreamer plugin for getting the sink/source information from GConf
ii  gstreamer0.10-nice:amd64                                    0.1.4-1                                                amd64        ICE library (GStreamer 0.10 plugin)
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad:amd64                             0.10.23-7.2ubuntu1.1                                   amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse                        0.10.21-1ubuntu3                                       amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set (Multiverse Variant)
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:amd64                            0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps                             0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     amd64        GStreamer helper programs from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:amd64                            0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5                                  amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly:amd64                            0.10.19-2ubuntu5                                       amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64                              0.10.31-3+nmu1ubuntu5                                  amd64        GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gstreamer0.10-tools                                         0.10.36-1.2ubuntu3                                     amd64        Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-x:amd64                                       0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     amd64        GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii  gstreamer1.0-alsa:amd64                                     1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        amd64        GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer1.0-clutter                                        2.0.8-1build1                                          amd64        Clutter PLugin for GStreamer 1.0
ii  gstreamer1.0-fluendo-mp3:amd64                              0.10.23.debian-3                                       amd64        Fluendo mp3 decoder GStreamer 1.0 plugin
ii  gstreamer1.0-gnonlin                                        1.2.0-1                                                amd64        non-linear editing module for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer1.0-libav:amd64                                    1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        libav plugin for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer1.0-nice:amd64                                     0.1.4-1                                                amd64        ICE library (GStreamer plugin)
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad:amd64                              1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-faad:amd64                         1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer faad plugin from the "bad" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad-videoparsers:amd64                 1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer videoparsers plugin from the "bad" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:amd64                             1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps                              1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        amd64        GStreamer helper programs from the "base" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:amd64                             1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly:amd64                             1.2.3-2build1                                          amd64        GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set
ii  gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64                               1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gstreamer1.0-tools                                          1.2.4-0ubuntu1                                         amd64        Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gstreamer1.0-x:amd64                                        1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        amd64        GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0:amd64                        0.10.23-7.2ubuntu1.1                                   amd64        GStreamer shared libraries from the "bad" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0:amd64                         1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer development files for libraries from the "bad" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:amd64                       0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     amd64        GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386                        0.10.36-1.1ubuntu2                                     i386         GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:amd64                        1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        amd64        GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386                         1.2.4-1~ubuntu2                                        i386         GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0:amd64                        1.2.4-1~ubuntu1                                        amd64        GStreamer development files for libraries from the "good" set
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0:amd64                                    0.10.36-1.2ubuntu3                                     amd64        Core GStreamer libraries and elements
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0:i386                                     0.10.36-1.2ubuntu3                                     i386         Core GStreamer libraries and elements
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0:amd64                                     1.2.4-0ubuntu1                                         amd64        Core GStreamer libraries and elements
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0:i386                                      1.2.4-0ubuntu1                                         i386         Core GStreamer libraries and elements
ii  libgstreamermm-0.10-2                                       0.10.11-0ubuntu2                                       amd64        C++ wrapper library for the multimedia library GStreamer (shared libraries)
ii  libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer                       1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4                                       amd64        GStreamer backend for LibreOffice
ii  phonon-backend-gstreamer:amd64                              4:4.7.80-0ubuntu2~ubuntu14.04                          amd64        Phonon GStreamer 1.0.x backend
ii  phonon-backend-gstreamer-common:amd64                       4:4.7.80-0ubuntu2~ubuntu14.04                          amd64        Phonon GStreamer 1.0.x backend icons
ii  phonon-backend-gstreamer1.0                                 4:4.7.80-0ubuntu2~ubuntu14.04                          all          transitional package
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    Other than accepted answer you can also gst-launch-1.0 --version – dashesy Jan 6 '17 at 0:08
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Try

dpkg -l | grep gstreamer

to display all installed packages with gstreamer in the package name.

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Please try using this command, it might give you the version you're looking for:

gst-launch-1.0 --gst-version
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    @Thomas I guess people can understand from simple words too. No edit was required. – Shahin Konadath Apr 19 '18 at 16:45
  • the additional text wasn't needed, but the formatting for the command was helpful – Zanna Jul 10 '18 at 12:01
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You can use this command:

gst-inspect-1.0 --gst-version

image of command and output in terminal

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