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VideoCapture object throws “assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed” on Cygwin

asked 2018-01-16 15:31:18 -0500

Problem: VideoCapture cannot read avi file and throws error with the Opencv downloaded from Cygwin. I also tried to build Opencv source on my machine for compatibility reason but it failed with undefined function error(linker problem. I tried several way to fix it but failed. I guess it might be related to compatibility with Cygwin)

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"Opencv downloaded from Cygwin" -- entirely unsupported from opencv, don't use that !

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2018-01-17 03:28:20 -0500 )edit

or do you know any possible error that has this error msg?: (a:6228): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

kmes40505 gravatar imagekmes40505 ( 2018-01-17 16:29:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-06-10 13:05:00 -0500

I got this error before I installed Cygwin's gstreamer and some plugins such as the "good" and "nice" codecs -- it seems they should have been automatically installed as dependencies. Now I can use VideoCapture() to acquire an MJPEG stream from an IP camera however I have not succeeded with an avi file. The important part of a long error message is "error: (-2) GStreamer: your gstreamer installation is missing a required plugin" which I think is for lack of an MPEG4 decoder. It is not worth it to me to spend a lot of time on this since OpenCV in native Windows fills my needs.

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