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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg 0.8.4 "Mellow on my fingers"

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
  • stability fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 162905 : SEGV when using ffenc_msmpeg4
  • 163340 : [PATCH] [ffdec_mjpeg] ffdec_mjpeg doesn't work anymore
  • 163437 : [ffenc_*] Encoders segfault on exit
  • 163467 : [ffdec_mpeg2video] causes 'lag'
  • 165250 : Problem compiling gst-ffmpeg 0.8.3
  • 165501 : ffmpeg flac decoder fails on testsuite flac


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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.


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
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Luca Ognibene

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