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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.10 "Jangle"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.8.x stable series of the GStreamer Plug-ins.

The 0.8.x series is a stable series aimed at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

This module contains plugins providing media encoding and decoding, conversion, effects, and other elements that provide actual media handling functionality to the core. You need the GStreamer core module to make them work. The versions do not need to match exactly, as long as all of them are in the 0.8.x series.

The FFmpeg-based decoder element has been moved to its own module. If you want support for a lot of popular video formats, you need to install this module along with the GStreamer Core and Plug-ins. An FFmpeg-based colorspace element has been added to the Plug-ins however.

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
  • Internationalization
  • Translations: af az ca cs en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vi
  • new videoscale algorithm: bilinear
  • important fixes for cd-based applications (Sound Juicer, gnome-cd)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 140237 : Mp3 playback messes up on this file
  • 161079 : [videoscale] implement bilinear or bicubic methods for do...
  • 300305 : videobox in YUV adds green instead of black if right=(odd...
  • 300471 : videoscale from odd to even width adds a green line at th...
  • 301292 : caps nego problem in gst-adder
  • 304627 : asfdemux producing a strange framerate
  • 304754 : Say what devices couldn't be opened when cdparanoia thro...
  • 305150 : faad plugin doesn't recognize end-of-song?
  • 305428 : [audiorate] crashes if first buffer has offset of GST_BUF...
  • 305435 : libgstaudiofile.so uses af_virtual_file_new, which is not...
  • 305505 : Fail to compile plugin spc
  • 305524 : Cairo plugin does not compile with cairo 0.5
  • 305658 : the adder plugin doesn't connect to more than one sinks
  • 306041 : gstreamer-plugins 0.8.8 stops Soundjuicer ripping properly
  • 306641 : gst-compprep segfaults when mpeg2enc plugin is installed ...
  • 306659 : [avidemux] certain avi file doesnt show video
  • 306660 : glsink fails to build when OpenGL is used instead of MESA
  • 306680 : mov with 8 bit raw pcm sound distorted
  • 306938 : memory leak in gsttypefind
  • 307354 : PATCH: gcc4 compile fix
  • 307459 : Can not rip the last track of CDs
  • 307606 : gstplaybasebin leaks mutex
  • 307804 : [cdio] gst_element_make_from_uri hangs on " cdda:// " in totem
  • 308644 : [matroska] Incorrect pixel-aspect-ratio in matroska demuxer
  • 308794 : [auparse] minor memory leak
  • 308827 : ogg muxer in 0.8 muxes wrong
  • 309005 : leaks in gstlibfame.c
  • 309043 : gstwavparse causes segfaults

Download

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

The GConf settings have moved to a versioned location and can now be found under /system/gstreamer/0.8. Applications should use the gconf library, as provided by gstreamer-gconf-0.8.pc, to access the default settings.

Contributors to this release

  • Antoine Tremblay
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • James Henstridge
  • Jan de Groot
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jeroen Zwartepoorte
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Martin Soto
  • Michael Benes
  • Paolo Borelli
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Ross Burton
  • Thomas Klausner
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wouter Paesen
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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