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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.3 "Under Pressure"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Base Plug-ins.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other plugins, and helper libraries. This module is kept up-to-date together with the core developments. Element writers should look at the elements in this module as a reference for their development. This module contains elements for, among others:

  • device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
  • containers: ogg
  • codecs: vorbis, theora
  • text: textoverlay, subparse
  • sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, gnomevfssrc
  • network: tcp
  • typefind
  • audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioscale, volume
  • visualisation: libvisual
  • video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  • aggregate elements: decodebin, playbin
Other modules containing plug-ins are:
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
  • Threadsafe design and API
  • typefind improvements
  • Ogg decoding and encoding fixes
  • Improved audio and video sink classes
  • Bug and leak fixes
  • Improved video scaling
  • On-the-fly visualisation switching
  • Subtitle support

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 324000 : [playbin] post error or message on unknown input
  • 153004 : [typefind] can't identify mp3 file with one single mpeg f...
  • 323874 : [playbin] leaks sinks and threads when using gconfaudiosink
  • 324626 : ffmpegcolorspace support for fourcc " UYVY "
  • 326447 : check that all elements in -base pass queries they can't ...
  • 328263 : Fix build with gcc 2.95
  • 328279 : [decodebin] timeout issue when pre-rolling
  • 329326 : Fix oggmux removing pads from collect pads
  • 330244 : gsttextoverlay.c:895: 'struct _GstCollectData' has no mem...

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins-base in the gst-plugins-base download directory.

The git repository and details how to clone it can be found at git.freedesktop.org.

Homepage

The project's website is http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests.

Please submit patches via bugzilla as well.

For help and support, please subscribe to and send questions to the gstreamer-devel mailing list (see below for details).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

Developers

Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. You can browse the gst-plugins-base repository.

All code is in Git and can be checked out from there.

Interested developers of the core library, plugins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list.

Applications

Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • David Schleef
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jens Granseuer
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Philippe Kalaf
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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