[winswitch] GStreamer can't find audio modules on Windows 10

Antoine Martin totaam at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 09:20:00 GMT 2021

Please always specify the exact version you are using for testing.
We have been plagued by regressions in the cx_Freeze packaging tool which
is used for creating the binary installers on MS Windows:

This problem you are seeing looks like one of those.
Since the files themselves are present and non-empty, it is likely that it
is another DLL they depend on which is missing.

To avoid the warnings, you can run without loading the audio components by
adding to your command line:
--without-speaker --without-microphone


On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 4:07 PM Philip Loewen via shifter-users <
shifter-users at lists.devloop.org.uk> wrote:

> I'm trying to start an Xpra client on Windows 10 using th script pasted
> below. A window pops open and emits many warnings before showing the
> desired X windows from the faraway server. Here is a sample -- there are
> many lines like this, all with the same string up to the first colon:
> (Xpra_Audio.exe:4592): GStreamer-WARNING **: 18:31:49.750: Failed to
> load plugin 'C:\Program Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstisomp4.dll':
> 'C:\Program Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstisomp4.dll': The
> specified module could not be found. (Xpra_Audio.exe:4592):
> GStreamer-WARNING **: 18:31:49.757: Failed to load plugin 'C:\Program
> Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstlame.dll': 'C:\Program
> Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstlame.dll': The specified module could
> not be found. (Xpra_Audio.exe:4592): GStreamer-WARNING **: 18:31:49.772:
> Failed to load plugin 'C:\Program
> Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstmatroska.dll': 'C:\Program
> Files\Xpra\lib\gstreamer-1.0\libgstmatroska.dll': The specified module
> could not be found.
> The paths shown in the warnings above all lead to existent nonempty files.
> I would like to solve whatever problem triggers these warnings. Does
> anyone here know how? (I have not used Windows much since the last
> millenium.)
> Here is the batch file I am using:
> @ECHO OFF set "PATH=C:\Program Files\Xpra;%PATH%" Xpra_cmd ^
> --encoding=rgb ^ --opengl=no ^ attach ssh://my@secrets.here/173
> Many thanks, Philip
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