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Release notes for GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.10.11 "Their swords and their knives"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Ugly 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.

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

There are times when the world needs a color between black and white. Quality code to match the good's, but two-timing, backstabbing and ready to sell your freedom down the river. These plug-ins might have a patent noose around their neck, or a lock-up license, or any other problem that makes you think twice about shipping them.

We don't call them ugly because we like them less. Does a mother love her son less because he's not as pretty as the other ones ? No - she commends him on his great personality. These plug-ins are the life of the party. And we'll still step in and set them straight if you report any unacceptable behaviour - because there are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: those with a rope around their neck and the people who do the cutting.

This module contains a set of plug-ins that have good quality and correct functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how we'd like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems. Distributors should check if they want/can ship these plug-ins.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

gst-plugins-base
contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
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

  • Migrate twolame element from -bad
  • mp3parse improvements
  • Support scaling in the synaesthsia visualisation
  • Improve realmedia streaming, supporting RDT and pnm://
  • Improved ASF demuxing, including streaming-mode seeking
  • Support for 4:4:4 MPEG-2 video

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 571146 : [mpeg2dec] Probably uses wrong strides for 4:2:2 and 4:4:...
  • 574461 : [mpeg2dec] Lower rank and make ffdec_mpeg2video PRIMARY
  • 454228 : [mpegdemux] problem with mark shuttleworth clip
  • 522699 : pnm:/something.ra streams can't be loaded in Totem from a...
  • 527112 : [real] Can't play several real audio streams
  • 556714 : Real Audio streams not working properly
  • 560348 : plus7.arte.tv plays slooooowly
  • 562065 : mpeg2dec does not handle STATE_SEQUENCE_MODIFIED from > =l...
  • 562086 : mpeg2 stream crashes something in gstreamer
  • 564885 : [mpegstream] memory leak
  • 568836 : [asfdemux] add seeking support when operating in push mode
  • 569317 : [PLUGIN-MOVE] Move twolame plugin from -bad to -ugly
  • 575068 : [mp3parse] deadlock with accurate seeking
  • 335067 : Need RTP ASF depayloader
  • 571358 : [real] file playing stops immediately

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins-ugly in the gst-plugins-ugly 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-ugly 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

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Cygwin Ports maintainer
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Hans de Goede
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • René Stadler
  • Roland Moser
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Simon Holm Thøgersen
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Yves Lefebvre
  • Zaheer Merali

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