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Play ogg audio using the Hello World example of GStreamer

In this post, we see how to build the hello world example in C that can be found in the GStreamer application development manual.

Dependencies

I installed the following packages on Ubuntu 11.04

Get the equivalent packages for your distribution.

Build

Assuming your source code is located in hello_world.c, you can compile the source code thus

gcc hello_world.c `pkg-config --cflags --libs glib-2.0 gstreamer-0.10` -o hello_world

Execute

As follows

./hello_world file.ogg