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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.2 "Kristiansand"

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
  • New translations in this release: Ukrainian, British
  • Translations: af az en_GB nl sr sv uk
  • id3 fixes
  • asf fixes
  • qt demux fixes
  • dv fixes
  • auparse fixes
  • wavparse seeking/querying fixes
  • alsa fixes for mixing and device releasing
  • categorisation fixes
  • v4lsrc fixes for webcams
  • streamheader fixes
  • Portability fixes
  • new element: DTS decoder
  • new element: libvisual
  • new element: theoraenc
  • new element: oggmuxer
  • new element: rawvorbisenc
  • new elements: audiorate and videorate
  • new elements: TCP server/client src/sink
  • new element: pixbufscale
  • new element: osxaudiosink
  • new element: sunaudiosink
  • new element: videomixer
  • new elements: multipartmux/multipartdemux
  • new elements: smokeenc/smokedec
  • new element: vorbisparse

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 132440 : configure botches DVDNAV_CFLAGS
  • 133002 : configure should check for dvdnav header
  • 134007 : [alsasink] assertion failure in alsalib snd_pcm_plug_hw_p...
  • 135145 : [asfdemux] Can't play randomfile.wma
  • 135862 : [wavparse] add ADPCM support
  • 135989 : v4l-conf called even when not present
  • 136392 : [v4lsrc] buggy wit qc-usb driver
  • 136572 : [esdsink] blocks other esd apps in PAUSED state
  • 137711 : [oggdemux] jump or move depends on uninitialised value
  • 137724 : [qtdemux/ffdec_mpeg4/faad] MPEG-4 video/audio esds atoms
  • 137750 : Gst-player not able to seek in wav file
  • 138251 : [mad] Can't play bad1.mp3, bad2.mp3
  • 139524 : ogg muxer needed
  • 139658 : [alsasrc] probes inexistant playback device on capture on...
  • 140064 : [speed] can't negotiate
  • 140138 : media file makes totem-gst go nuts
  • 140265 : ffmpegcolorspace and gnomevfs fail to build buildable
  • 140268 : ximagesink and xvimagesink do not build under FreeBSD
  • 140384 : Incorrect library dependency in SDL plugin
  • 140640 : [asfdemux] segfault
  • 140668 : gst-plugins-0.8.1 does not compile
  • 140844 : icecastsend (shout) doesnt even try to connect to server
  • 140878 : ima adpcm encoded wavs are not supported
  • 141176 : [mad] Can't play ...Faithfulness.mp3
  • 141188 : monoscope plugin doesnt work as intended
  • 141258 : mp3 file seek problem
  • 141318 : ffmpegcolorspace doesn't compile on Solaris
  • 141821 : kdemacros.h
  • 142044 : m4a typefinds to x-m4a instead of quicktime
  • 142084 : mad and level plugins dont like each other (caps related ...
  • 142107 : build error under mdk 10.0
  • 142127 : GstPlay's time_tick event does not return the right time ...
  • 142193 : Patch for plugins Codecs klassifications
  • 142205 : return type of gst_audio_clock_id_wait_async is wrong
  • 142211 : alsasink broken due to mixer device
  • 142262 : shout2send not compiling or working (fix attached)
  • 142272 : qtdemux doesn't work with sources that cannot seek
  • 142286 : The au plugin cannot play au files encoded with ulaw
  • 142320 : [ffmpeg - ima-adpcm-ws/wsaud] scheduler issues
  • 142493 : default fragment size in osssink is too small
  • 142507 : [PATCH] id3tag plugin does not correctly set buffer offset
  • 142555 : wavparse doesn't handle truncated files gracefully
  • 142566 : Certain mp3s don't get played correctly
  • 142585 : gstresample makes wrong assumption about buffer sizes (se...
  • 142586 : alsasink resync is broken
  • 142664 : v4l2_buffer redeclaration : won't compile with -Werror
  • 142764 : ogg that caueses error
  • 142797 : Mac OS X Audio Sink and Src
  • 142851 : gstid3tag sends wrong offset on discont events
  • 142954 : [patch] adding a connection problem signal to shout2send
  • 142962 : Error converting wav file to ogg/vorbis
  • 143032 : [adder] crash on certain errors
  • 143130 : [mixmatrix] returns garbage pointer as request pad
  • 143146 : [patch] gst/tcp plugin doesnt compile on OSX
  • 143153 : [patch] osxaudio - fix warnings
  • 143262 : rifflib does not know several fourccs
  • 143283 : [PATCH] Property accessors for the mixer interface
  • 143454 : [alsasink] outputs silence on sync problem
  • 143749 : tcp plugin dosn't compile on FreeBSD
  • 143861 : OSS elements portability on BSD (soundcard.h location)
  • 144240 : [cdparanoia] sets wrong timestamps on buffers [patch]
  • 144425 : Invalid read of size 4in riff-read.c [patch]

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

  • Andrew Turner
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Colin Walters
  • Daniel Gazard
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Gareth Owen
  • Iain Holmes
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jérémy Simon
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Maxim V. Dziumanenko
  • Owen Fraser-Green
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Stephan Loeuillet
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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