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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plugins 1.0.8

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new bug-fix release in the 1.x stable series of the core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.

The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.10.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.10.x series and will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.

"Such ingratitude. After all the times I've saved your life."

A collection of plugins you'd want to have right next to you on the battlefield. Shooting sharp and making no mistakes, these plugins have it all: good looks, good code, and good licensing. Documented and dressed up in tests. If you're looking for a role model to base your own plugin on, here it is.

If you find a plot hole or a badly lip-synced line of code in them, let us know - it is a matter of honour for us to ensure Blondie doesn't look like he's been walking 100 miles through the desert without water.

This module contains a set of plugins that we consider to have good quality code, correct functionality, our preferred license (LGPL for the plugin code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). We believe distributors can safely ship these plugins. People writing elements should base their code on these elements.

Other modules containing plugins are:

gst-plugins-base
contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation and/or unit tests
gst-libav
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Features of this release

  • pngenc: fix massive memory leak
  • pngdec: parse incoming data into frames before decoding
  • osvideo: many osxvideosink fixes
  • udpsink, multiudpsink, dynudpsink: bind socket before using it, fixes sending udp on windows

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 682110 : qtdemux: discont flag set on multiple buffers in push mode
  • 692400 : udpsrc: fix socket options not getting set on windows, resulting in packet drop in high bitrate movie
  • 693727 : rtpvrawpay/depay negotiation broken
  • 699260 : pngenc: unmap source frame when done
  • 699303 : matroskademux: stream-format=raw missing from aac caps
  • 699314 : rtph264pay: CRITICAL **: gst_adapter_map: assertion `size > 0' failed
  • 700047 : pngdec: make decoding work without png parser
  • 700382 : qtdemux: handle 96kHz/24 bits ALAC audio
  • 700514 : rtpmp4apay: clear config buffer before using it
  • 700878 : udpsink: Not sending anything on Windows
  • 701586 : rtspsrc memleak
  • 702167 : matroskademux: missing mutex unlock leading to wrong STREAM_LOCK count
  • 702457 : rtpmp2tdepay: unable to depay MPEG2-TS RTP streams from GStreamer 0.10
  • 702705 : rtspsrc does not pause properly (race condition)
  • 702732 : v4l2: Does not link statically on linux
  • 703076 : flvdemux: Add flvversion 1 to flash-video caps
  • 703100 : osxvideosink: deadlock on re-use
  • 703171 : rtph264pay: segfault because of double buffer unmap on error
  • 703729 : osxvideosink doesn't display video anymore if once set to READY
  • 691419 : osxvideosink: doesn't close internal window in case of window-id assignment

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins-good in the gst-plugins-good 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-good 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.

Contributors to this release

  • Alban Browaeys
  • Andoni Morales Alastruey
  • Arnaud Vrac
  • Bruno Gonzalez
  • David Schleef
  • David Svensson Fors
  • Jens Georg
  • Jonas Holmberg
  • Michael Olbrich
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Ognyan Tonchev
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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