Bug: GStreamer Play a video file

When I open this Help patch, the Player node is pink and it opens billion of white and black renderers…

2020.1.0 011

did you install GStreamer as described here?

Yes (I guess this helpfile doesnt show up if Gstreamer is not installed?)

C:\Users\32049\AppData\Local\vvvv\gamma-preview\nugets>nuget install VL.GStreamer -prerelease

Feeds used:

Installing package 'VL.GStreamer' to 'C:\Users\32049\AppData\Local\vvvv\gamma-preview\nugets'.
  GET https://api.nuget.org/v3/registration4-gz-semver2/vl.gstreamer/index.json
  OK https://api.nuget.org/v3/registration4-gz-semver2/vl.gstreamer/index.json 459ms
Package "VL.GStreamer.1.0.18-gadcd7f95e5" is already installed.

i mean gSteamer itself… as described in the readme of the repo.

on my side running the help patch crashes gamma (have installed gstramer to c:\gstreamer)

Ok sorry, I didn’t understand how Nuggets work (the new Gamma version was still opening the help patch that I accidentaly changed when using in a previous version…).

So, I deleted the nugget, I installed GStreamer on C:, I installed the nugget, opened the help patch.

But still not working (no errors, just a white quad)

And by the way, the link to testfiles in the help patch is broken.


thats not a nuget issue. there are just two parts. one is the VL nuget and the other is the gstreamer runtime that apparently has no nuget package to offer so must be installed separately.

+1, gstreamer is installed in the correct location (C:\gstreamer), the help patch opens, shows a white quad in the renderer and then silently crashes (2020.1 - 0011).

Argh, the new nuget package (1.0.24) wasn’t uploaded to nuget.org and therefor you were testing with an older version which is not compatible with 2020.1 - sorry for that, new package is uploaded now.

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noice, working now :)

working, thanks !

I feel I have a similar problem, just without any renderers opening.Using 2020.2

This is well outdated, please use VL.MediaFoundation instead:


VL.MediaFoundation doesn’t have all Dependencies
I Try to add it and get crash with text: "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Stride…
I install stride by nuget and get the same errors

If you are using 2020.2 you need to install version 0.0.6 I think.
nuget install VL.MediaFoundation -Version 0.0.6

For 2020.3 (preview with stride) you can use the latest version.


Surprised how fast things move and how quickly nodes get outdated (not entirely a bad thing ;)). The solution for installing mentioned by @bjoern works indeed.

As of 2021.4 the VL.Video.MediaFoundation nuget is now shipping with vvvv. And there are even more options for video playback.

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