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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg 0.8.3 "Tiny Piece of Plastic"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new stable release of the FFmpeg-based GStreamer plugin.

This module is separated from GStreamer Plug-ins for easier maintenance and decoupled release cycles. Our CVS contains both the patched source code to FFmpeg, as well as the set of patches against upstream CVS, so we can send patches upstream regularly from our modifications.

Features of this release

  • codecs for most popular formats
  • optimized colorspace conversion
  • stability and synchronization fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 137552 : [ffenc_h263p] segfaults
  • 138672 : [ffdec_msvc] Horseb~1.avi
  • 140137 : [ffdec_msmpeg4] Can't play pokem.avi
  • 148479 : [ffenc_mpeg4] broken
  • 150495 : [build] gst-ffmpeg build failure on Solaris
  • 152693 : [PATCH] [build] Compile errors with gcc 2.95
  • 155212 : crash in gstffmpegdec
  • 155274 : [ffdec_mp3] ID3 handling by gst-ffmpeg
  • 155363 : [build] gst-ffmpeg fails to build RPMS from CVS
  • 156920 : [PATCH][ffmpegdemux] close before forwarding event...
  • 157702 : [mpeg] file that ffmpeg fails to play correctly
  • 159319 : looks bad
  • 159755 : [PATCH] use ffmpeg pixel-aspect-ratio if available
  • 160318 : [ff[dec|enc]_mjpeg] should support image/jpeg
  • 161395 : Quicktime Video Causing segfault
  • 162215 : resetting rank for mp3demux


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

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).

Find us on IRC at #gstreamer.


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

  • Ronald Bultje
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • David Schleef
  • Sebastien Cote
  • Wim Taymans

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