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Release notes for GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.10.8 "And yet"

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

  • ASF demuxer fixes
  • MP3 parsing and Xing header output bug-fixes
  • Real streaming and demuxing improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 527572 : Crash in volume_process_int32
  • 321857 : [mp3parse] needs to post DURATION message for VBR mp3s
  • 428021 : [mad, mp3parse] better duration estimates for VBR
  • 517985 : [lame] compile error on Solaris, broken GST_ELEMENT_ERROR...
  • 518676 : xingmux doesn't work anymore
  • 518933 : mp3 tags are not copied when converting to another format
  • 521459 : RTSP extension for Real Audio doesn't extract Author, Co...
  • 524346 : Framerate not being displayed correctly on running gst-di...
  • 529488 : [sidplay] Missing sentinel in function call
  • 532807 : [rmdemux] Doesn't properly aggregate flow returns
  • 533581 : [mad] inconsistent use of rate and channels
  • 533832 : [rmdemux] reset variables on flush

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

  • Damien Lespiau
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien Moutte
  • Michael Smith
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Pizpot Gargravarr
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Thiago Sousa Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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