Running Gstreamer on Windows

Gstreamer is a really great framework for creating multimedia applications on Unix environments and specially useful when dealing with multimedia Embedded Projects.

Interfacing with this Embedded Applications from other platforms, rather than Linux, is often a requirement so this is a quick reminder about how to set up gstreamer on Windows OS.

The steps are really easy:

      Download the latest windows compiled version of gstreamer (1.0.10 atm) for your platform 32/64
      Once installed check the following environment variable are set to their proper locations
GST_PLUGIN_PATH=C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\lib
Path=...:C:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin

There are other variables but they are properly set by the installer. In my installation the above conflicted with a former gstreamer version.

Now you should be able to properly run a simple test and see the typical bars on a window, just running the following command from a cmd.exe shell:

gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc ! autovideosink