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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg 0.8.7 "Redneck soup"

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

This module is separated from GStreamer Plugins 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 20/10
  • fixed FPS setting bug for divx5 movies
  • fixed possible memleak in MJPEG decoding
  • fixed altivec detection which caused it to not run on G3 CPUs
  • added QDM2 decoding

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 312764 : --disable-encoders doesn't work
  • 313223 : gst-ffmpeg-0.8.6 fails to compile on a PPC
  • 313970 : ffdec_mpeg4 detects wrong framerate with some files
  • 314320 : gst ffmpeg calls "make" without caring about called make ...
  • 315385 : SIGFPE in gst_ffmpegdec_chain/gst_ffmpeg_time_gst_to_ff
  • 317596 : Gstreamer unable to play a qt video
  • 319471 : hooks.texi and faq.texi are missing from tarball.
  • 319482 : altivec detections is broken.


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
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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