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Release notes for GStreamer 1.2.2

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new bug-fix release in the 1.x stable series of the core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.

The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.10.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.10.x series and will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.

The 1.x series has been reworked for more flexible memory handling, improved caps negotiation and re-negotiation, better handling of dynamic pipelines, and increased performance in general. It also features countless other feature additions and enhancements.

This module, gstreamer, only contains core functionality. For actual media playback, you will need other modules.

contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation and/or unit tests
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 712597 : regression: playbin: buffering of live radio stream never finishes
  • 719437 : ghostpad: Clearing ghostpad sticky events when switching targets causes regressions
  • 707230 : flacparse: disregards container timestamps
  • 712300 : gst-launch: exits with 0 error code even after an error occurred
  • 714989 : docs/gst-utils: Fix escaping of stream id format
  • 719575 : multiqueue: improve for adaptive scenario


You can find source releases of gstreamer in the gstreamer download directory.

The git repository and details how to clone it can be found at .


The project's website is

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.


Git is hosted on You can browse the gstreamer 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.

Contributors to this release

  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Olivier Crête
  • Philippe Normand
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastian Rasmussen
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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