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== Installation ==
== Installation ==
# pacman -S gstreamer0.10 gstreamer0.10-base gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg\
Install the gstreamer package group:
  gstreamer0.10-base-plugins gstreamer0.10-good-plugins gstreamer0.10-bad-plugins gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins
or even easier, just use the package group that contains these:
  # pacman -S gstreamer0.10-plugins
  # pacman -S gstreamer0.10-plugins

Revision as of 11:12, 25 July 2010

GStreamer is a pipeline-based multimedia framework written in the C programming language with the type system based on GObject.

GStreamer allows a programmer to create a variety of media-handling components, including simple audio playback, audio and video playback, recording, streaming and editing. The pipeline design serves as a base to create many types of multimedia applications such as video editors, streaming media broadcasters, and media players.

Designed to be cross-platform, it is known to work on Linux (x86, PowerPC and ARM), Solaris (Intel and SPARC), Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and OS/400. GStreamer has bindings for programming-languages like Python, C++, Perl, GNU Guile and Ruby. GStreamer is free software, licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.


Install the gstreamer package group:

# pacman -S gstreamer0.10-plugins


gstreamer-pulse should easily get you pulseaudio support for all applications using gstreamer audio at once:

pacman -S gstreamer0.10-pulse

If you use KDE (and thus, phonon) you can easily install the gstreamer backend:

pacman -S phonon-gstreamer

after that be sure gstreamer is the first engine on the list under SystemSettings --> Multimedia --> Backend