Using video with Opera 10.50 and above on Linux/UNIX
Friday, January 22, 2010 8:20:09 AM
On some distros there is one GStreamer Good package that contains everything and on others this is split into two packages, GStreamer Good (the main libraries) and GStreamer Good Plugins (the plugin libraries).
If you don't have these installed and are unsure exactly which packages will provide these libraries for your distro, you can use your distro's favoured method of searching for packages. Typically this will be search options within your package manager, but it may also be a dedicated wesbite. Generally you can install the GStreamer Good Plugins package and your package manager's dependency resolution will ensure you get any further packages you need. If you have a distro that splits "Good", you can be more selective and just install the main Good libraries, leaving out the Good plugins.
Here are examples of the name of appropriate package sets on some popular distros:
Ubuntu = gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
Fedora = gstreamer-plugins-good
openSUSE = gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good
Mandriva = gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
Debian = gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
Slackware = gstreamer-0.10, gst-plugins-base-0.10 and gst-plugins-good-0.10
Linux Mint = gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
Gentoo = media-libs/gst-plugins-good
Arch = gstreamer0.10-good
ALT Linux = gst-plugins-good
If you use a Linux distro not listed above, and you can't find a package with your distro's native package searching tools, you can also use generic search sites like rpmseek.com to assist you.
Finally, on FreeBSD installing 'gstreamer-plugins-core' should give you everything you require.
Note: I have not personally tested every single one of the examples above to ensure they are correct. If you see a mistake or would like me to add another distro (for which you already know the appropriate package name) please comment below.