GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in
New user question: I installed Strawberry on a Ubuntu 18.04 system. The first two audio files played well, and I was very pleased to see my usb dac received 24bit input. Then I tried playing a low-quality mp3 file, and things went pear shaped: "Strawberry Error ! Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in." After this, Strawberry couldn't play anything at all, not even the first file that was ok before. What to do?
I tried unplugging the dac, and choosing "Output: Plays audio to a Pulse Server". Doesn't work, same outcome as before. Closing and re-opening help reset things. That is, until I try playing the mp3 again...
VLC plays everything fine.
jonas last edited by
You can try to delete the gstreamer plugin registry file, usually in ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/registry.x86_64.bin
As for MP3, you are probably missing the GStreamer lame plugin, the file is libgstlame.so.
It's usually in the 'good' plugins package, but some distros doesn't ship it.
Thank you for the quick reply. I installed the good plugins and I am having more success now.