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Release notes for GStreamer libav Plugins 1.5.90

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate for the stable 1.6 release series. The 1.6 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework. The final 1.6.0 release is planned in the next few days unless any major bugs are found.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided separately by the GStreamer project.

This module contains plugins based on the libav project, including codecs.

Other modules containing plugins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation and/or unit tests

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 566605 : Support the new libav metadata API
  • 721983 : Port to get_buffer2
  • 731286 : avauddec: Ensure input buffers have FF_INPUT_BUFFER_PADDING_SIZE padding
  • 731347 : libav: If codec sets channels to 0, gst_ffmpegauddec_get_buffer () crashes
  • 732682 : gst-libav not declaring support for mpc sv8
  • 750865 : avviddec: Crashing if resolution changes without corresponding input caps changes
  • 751607 : Reconsider decision to use libav or ffmpeg
  • 751838 : Compilation fails with ffmpeg h264_vda build
  • 752802 : avviddec: Sends incorrect CAPS event before the correct one
  • 753189 : avdec_h264: Broken image after resizing


You can find source releases of gst-libav in the gst-libav 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).

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Git is hosted on You can browse the gst-libav 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

  • Heinrich Fink
  • James Smith
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Olivier Crete
  • Olivier Crête
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stefan Sauer
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thomas Bluemel
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vineeth T M
  • Wim Taymans

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