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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.9 "Old Hat"

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 element: ximagesrc
  • new plugin: video4linuxradio
  • new plugin: freeze

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 118033 : Autodetect audiosink at run-time
  • 141189 : [PATCH] [SPC] playback
  • 149158 : [qtdemux/faad] MP4 file encoded Nero AAC Codec 2.6.2.0 is...
  • 154431 : [mpeg] on PPC, gstreamer segfaults on any mpeg video
  • 161661 : [PATCH] screenshots via gstreamer
  • 162024 : [alsasink] doesn't probe HW buffer_size/period_size/perio...
  • 162355 : [PATCH] [cdparanoia] Fix for _QUERY_POSITION
  • 163443 : crash when searching in a file (cvs)
  • 165643 : [qtdemux] doesn't handle embedded URLs
  • 165726 : [PATCH] New plugin: freeze
  • 166113 : [faad] plugin won't compile against faad CVS (unreleased ...
  • 168390 : data caching (queue) breaks mms/asf
  • 168406 : asfdemux always uses 25fps
  • 168558 : [faad] Unsupported FAAD channel position 0x0 encountered ...
  • 168728 : [v4lsrc] Support for v4l radio (patch included)
  • 169073 : muine crashes on song change
  • 169081 : ogg broken stream fix
  • 169289 : Playbin should fallback on x11 when xvideo isn't available
  • 169333 : [pngdec, pngenc] Stride problems
  • 169400 : decodebin finalization bug
  • 169629 : [theoraenc] sharpness property
  • 170060 : Segmentation Fault when open a video file with external s...
  • 170066 : Leak in oggdemux
  • 170083 : nautilus restarts (crashes) when trying to view the prope...
  • 170249 : [nassink] playing .wav gives only noise
  • 170319 : id3demuxbin loses tags
  • 170387 : gstreamer fails to play free format mp3 using playbin
  • 170390 : adder fails to implement a release_pad function
  • 171341 : seeks on the silence plugin
  • 171371 : need wavpack decoder
  • 171530 : new plugin: libcdio-based cdda source
  • 171777 : Ogm seek support is broken
  • 171997 : gst-plugins structure addon for mikmod < = 3.2.0 just a on...
  • 172242 : gstspeed doesn't handle seek events correct
  • 172281 : Buffer overflows in gstspeed
  • 172563 : [videocrop] corrupts video when setting property in state...
  • 172697 : [PATCH] mpeg2dec skip-frame
  • 172845 : one pixel cropped off at left when rendering subtitles
  • 172854 : totem spawns error and stops when opening with a badly fo...
  • 172884 : When un-muting the sound volume is restored to 100%
  • 172946 : crash when playing a .mov quicktime file
  • 300337 : [PATCH] [switch] Does not set debug category
  • 300377 : Totem cannot read files from davs URIs (other GNOME apps ...
  • 300457 : Totem never errors if you try playing a mp3 stream withou...
  • 300495 : configure does not find v4l, v4l2, Xlib.h, and SDL
  • 301158 : 2 casts of buf in the gst_ximagesink_chain function (xima...
  • 301292 : caps nego problem in gst-adder
  • 301894 : Wavpack doesn't compile on FreeBSD.
  • 301944 : GstAdder doesn't EOS when all input channels did
  • 302188 : totem crashes on a mp3 file
  • 302222 : update for future Cairo 0.5 API
  • 302625 : mad element doesn't report bitrate for mp3 files with no ...
  • 302813 : volume inside playbin doesn't work after the first file h...
  • 302837 : [playbin] gst_tag_list_copy: assertion `GST_IS_TAG_LIST (...
  • 302864 : gst-plugins fails to compile with gcc4
  • 303011 : compilation fails on GCC4 warnings
  • 303117 : Gstreamer plugins 0.8.8 musepack plugin build fails
  • 303253 : More gcc4 issues in 0.8 head plugins
  • 303650 : mpeg1videoparse does not recognize keyframes
  • 303936 : should use g++ to link with cpp code
  • 304125 : POTFILES.in fixes for gst-plugins
  • 304180 : [directfb] compilation fails with gcc-4
  • 304284 : [dv1394src] doesn't compile with gcc4
  • 304537 : [dvdnav] dvdnav doesn't like gcc4
  • 304538 : [hermes] doesn't like gcc4
  • 304540 : [libmms] libmms doesn't like gcc4
  • 304588 : totem crashes on invalid WAV file (channels=0)
  • 305012 : [ximage] doesn't compile with gcc4
  • 305186 : alsasink borkage

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

  • Ali Akcaagac
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Benoit Amiaux
  • Brian Cameron
  • Chris Lee
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Gergely Nagy
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Kjartan Maraas
  • Koop Mast
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Lutz Mueller
  • Nickolay V. Shmyrev
  • Richard Hult
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Till Busch
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • William Jon McCann
  • Wim Taymans
  • Wouter Paesen
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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