[Development] Video playback on Ubuntu 16.04

Sergio Martins sergio.martins at kdab.com
Thu Jun 2 12:00:20 CEST 2016

On Thursday, 2 June 2016 08:17:08 WEST Massimo Callegari via Development 
> Hi everyone,
> is it just me or QtMultimedia 5.6.0 video playback is quite broken on Ubuntu
> 16.04 ?
> I think the reason is that Qt 5.6.0 (and 5.7.0 as well) are still built
> against gstreamer 0.10, which is quite obsolete now. In fact, I built Qt
> 5.7.0 myself with gstreamer 1.0 and video playback works as expected.


 +  -gstreamer <version>  Enable GStreamer support
    With no parameter, this will attempt to auto-detect GStreamer 0.10 and 
1.0. GStreamer 1.0 is used by default when available. Use 0.10 or 1.0 for 
<version> to override auto-detection.

1.0 is the default since Qt 5.6, so it's probably an Ubuntu issue.

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