In general, you should find packages that were specifically made for your
distribution. Do not compile from source yourself unless you are certain
you have to or want to. Do not compile from Git unless you really need
some specific feature that is not released yet, or want to help out developing
- Most, if not all, Linux distributions provide packages of GStreamer.
You should find these in your distribution's package repository.
Note that some distributions split the GStreamer plugins up further than the
upstream sources. Additionally, some distributions do not include the
gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly, and gst-ffmpeg packages in their main
repository, for legal reasons.
- Packages for various architectures are available, see the OpenBSD ports page.
- The GStreamer project itself does not provide Windows binaries at this point unfortunately.
However, there are a couple of good options provided by the wider community:
The OSSBuild project provides reasonably up-to-date binaries of GStreamer and plugin packages.
GStreamer should also compile with MingW/MSys, see the
GStreamer wiki for
- The sources of the initial port of GStreamer are available for download.
Releated binary packages are also available.
- Check our modules page, or
go straight to our source download directory.