PKCONFIG does not work with Qt - Trying to link QtGStreamer-1.0

  • Hey I am trying to developer a Qt Video player application, which will utilise Qt5Gstreamer.
    But when I try to use PKGCONFIG, I get this output:

    Project ERROR: QtGStreamer-1.0 development package not found

    I have added the following to the .pro file:


    And when I run pkg-config --libs Qt5GStreamer-1.0 gives this output:

    -lQt5GStreamer-1.0 -lQt5GLib-2.0 -lQt5Core

    and pkg-config --cflags Qt5GStreamer-1.0gives this output:

    /Qt5GStreamer -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/qt5/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt5

    So from what I can tell, the environment, is setup as it should be. So can anyone tell me what is wrong?
    I am using Fedora 21, if that helps.

    Thanks in advance

    - Lars

    I have also tried, to added the following, to the project file instead of pkg-config:

    INCLUDEPATH += pkg-config --cflags Qt5GStreamer-1.0
    LIBS += pkg-config --libs Qt5GStreamer-1.0

    Also to no avail

  • Did dyou install the -devel package: qt-gstreamer-devel or qt5-gstreamer-devel?

  • @Huulivoide Yes I have installed both

  • Did you notice you have
    QtGStreamer-1.0 in the .pro file but
    Qt5GStreamer-1.0 in your commandline commands.

    Do other libraries work with PKGCONFIG field?

  • @Huulivoide sorry my bad, it is because I have tried with both Qt and Qt5, and yes other libraries work.

  • reply I am using INCLUDEPATH now :) So not solved, but I found a work around

  • @tools
    I'm having the same problem
    How do you did ? Do you add these lines?

    CONFIG += link_pkgconfig
    PKGCONFIG += Qt5GStreamer-1.0
    INCLUDEPATH += -pthread -I/usr/local/include/Qt5GStreamer -I/usr/include/gstreamer-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/qt5/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt5

    Thank you

  • @tools Could you please share your work around?

    I have added below include path but did not work.

    INCLUDEPATH += pkg-config --cflags Qt5GStreamer-1.0
    LIBS += pkg-config --libs Qt5GStreamer-1.0

  • I was having the same issue. I found that using the "LIBS" variable, instead of using:
    "CONFIG += link_pkgconfig
    PKGCONFIG += ..."
    worked for me. So you put "LIBS += -lQt5GStreamer-1.0 -lQt5GStreamerUi-1.0" and whatever other libraries you need. If the library files are in an unusual place, you can use "LIBS += -L" followed by the directory. I'm not sure if it matters, but I'm using QMake version 3.0 and Qt Creator 4.0.0.

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