Winegstreamer entry on Wine FAQ Wiki Page

Kyle Auble kyle.auble at
Thu Apr 7 18:02:18 CDT 2016

On 04/07/2016 03:18 PM, Rosanne DiMesio wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Apr 2016 15:25:26 -0500
> Austin English <austinenglish at> wrote:
>> Getting winegstreamer to work certainly has been, at least in the past.
> Yes, it has. The dominant problems are:
> 1. I'm trying to build Wine on a 64 bit system. ./configure keeps telling me it can't find the 32 bit gstreamer development files, but I have them installed.
> 2. My app doesn't work and winegstreamer is complaining about a missing plugin. Which package should I install? (Or the variation, "But I've already installed all the gstreamer plugins available in the repository and it still doesn't work. What should I do?")
> The info on building with gstreamer support on a 64 bit system does need to be added to the Building Wine page (it's on my wiki todo list). The second item is difficult to handle in the FAQ because the answers vary so much by distro. Specific information could be added to the individual distro pages (Debian in particular seems to need it).
I'll keep my thoughts short but I think we could come to a compromise 
pretty easily on this:

1. Since Gstreamer integration is ideally a problem a normal end-user 
shouldn't have to deal with, I can see the argument for not keeping it 
in the normal FAQ. All of the changes can still be recovered and moved 
from the page history though.

2. That info could be nice to have on one or more of the dev-oriented 
pages. I didn't port over the old wiki's Gentoo page because what little 
it had was already on the Gentoo wiki with more context. If there are 
any Gentoo specific problems though, definitely feel free to start a 
Gentoo page.

3. A stand-alone page just for Gstreamer support might not be a bad idea 
either, if anyone wants it bad enough. At least on the Debian side of 
things, I haven't checked to see if there are any bugs in the packages' 
Gstreamer support, but it is still one of the major libraries blocking a 
multiarch build.

And don't forget everybody, since we're on Mediawiki now, every page can 
have a corresponding Talk page. Whether you bring up issues there or on 
the mailing list is really up to you, but discussions on the mailing 
list may slip away into the archives without being resolved.


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