Introduction to GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins

The GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins is a set of plug-ins considered by the GStreamer developers to have good quality and correct functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how the GStreamer developers would like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins Dependencies





libmpeg2-0.5.1, libcdio-2.1.0 (for CD-ROM drive access), Valgrind-3.22.0, hotdoc, libsidplay, OpenCore AMR, Orc, and TwoLame

Installation of GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins



If you need a plugin for a given dependency, that dependency needs to be installed before this package.

Install GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson  setup ..            \
       --prefix=/usr       \
       --buildtype=release \
       -Dgpl=enabled       \
       -Dpackage-origin= \
       -Dpackage-name="GStreamer 1.22.10 BLFS" &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgpl=enabled: Without this switch, plugins with dependencies on (A)GPL licensed libraries are not built.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Several plugins under /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0
Installed Directories: None