In any case, I just wanted to quickly document the steps required to use the new VP8 plugins in GStreamer (also thanks to David Schleef for his feedback). VP8's build system leaves a bit to be desired so bear with me:
-Get the latest tarball of vp8 here.
-Configure with your target architecture, in my case:
-Build with the
-Do an install (not as root):
The resulting install directory will be called something like vpx-vp8-nodocs-x86-linux-v0.9.0
It will contain the following:
bin build include lib md5sums.txt src
-Go into this new directory
-Copy include to /usr/local/include/vpx (notice the renaming):
sudo cp -rf include /usr/local/include/vpx
-Copy the library to /usr/local/lib
sudo cp lib/libvpx.a /usr/local/lib
-Build gst-plugins-bad (git version or patch the latest releases).
Note that I use an uninstalled GStreamer source tree from git, which I highly recommend. Refer to http://svn.sat.qc.ca/trac/scenic/wiki/GstUninstalled for a brief overview on how to get that going.
Make sure that after running autogen.sh or configure, the vp8 plugins are listed under those which will be built. If all has gone well, you should be able to get a plugin description from
Now to test with your favourite GStreamer pipeline. Run something like:
gst-launch -v v4l2src ! video/x-raw-yuv, width=320, height=240 \
! ffmpegcolorspace ! vp8enc max-latency=1 ! vp8dec \
! xvimagesink sync=false
(hopefully) Success! My thanks go out the GStreamer developers for yet another great contribution.