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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg 0.8.6 "Vamoz a la Playa"

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
  • snapshot update to 20/7
  • new post-processing plugin
  • added flv/vob muxers
  • decoder performance improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 160665 : [ffdec_h264] VideoSoft h.264 videos (VSSH) make totem/ffd...
  • 308335 : [PATCH] ffmpeg postprocessing plugins
  • 308415 : gst-ffmpeg cvs doesn't build in
  • 308804 : ffmpeg encoders do not set the GST_BUFFER_DELTA_UNIT flag
  • 309050 : [PATCH] flv encoding
  • 309051 : [PATCH] enable "streamheader" properties
  • 309149 : [flv] flv demuxer/decoder doesn't set correct timestamps
  • 310054 : [PATCH] fix flag handling for GST_FFMPEG_URL_STREAMHEADER
  • 311593 : fix timestamps
  • 311802 : [PATCH] local variable 'bq' for timestamp conversion unin...


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
  • Edward Hervey
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Daniel Fischer
  • Sebastien Cote

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