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This is a simple wrapper around GStreamer's gst-launch binary which attempts to abstract some of the complexity when creating pipelines. Hopefully this will provide a way for mortals like me to do cool stuff using this awesome multimedia library.

What works

Some stuff, like playing sounds and grabbing frames from different sources. If something doesn't work it's probably because you don't have the necessary plugins installed. Make sure you have the following packages on your system, either using apt-get or brew (please don't ask about Windows).

  • gstreamer-plugins-base
  • gstreamer-plugins-good
  • gstreamer-plugins-bad
  • gstreamer-plugins-ugly


Everything. Kinda works right now but the neverending combination of elements in GStreamer's pipelines makes it tough to make 'everything work'. The goal is to provide a thin layer that allows doing simple stuff, regardless of the platform it is running in.


Written by Tomás Pollak.


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