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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg Plug-ins 0.10.6 "A little itching in our bones"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer FFmpeg 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.

This module contains plug-ins using libraries from the FFmpeg project.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Update ffmpeg and libswscale snapshot
  • Prefer aspect ratios prescribed by the container over the codec
  • Improve ffmpeg encoders wrapping
  • Rewrite ffvideoscale to use libswscale
  • Improve H.264 wrapping

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 350738 : [ffvideoscale] GStreamer-Critical when pixel-aspects-rati...
  • 504056 : [ffvideoscale] Switch to using libswscale
  • 542216 : cross compilation and mingw32 support
  • 548304 : missing check for bz2 library and header
  • 551046 : gst-ffmpeg configure complains about libz2, should be libbz2
  • 556336 : [PATCH] gstffmpegdec.c: prefer demuxer's pixel aspect rat...
  • 556405 : gst-ffmpeg fails to build against 20081014 ffmpeg snapshot
  • 560137 : Two build fixes for using system ffmpeg
  • 560305 : x264enc & ffmux_* doesnt link


You can find source releases of gst-ffmpeg in the gst-ffmpeg download directory.

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


The project's website is

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Git is hosted on You can browse the gst-ffmpeg 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

  • Alexis Ballier
  • Damien Lespiau
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Robin Stocker
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stefan Kost
  • Wim Taymans

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