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Release notes for GStreamer Player 0.8.0 "Losing Grip"

This is the 0.8.0 release of the GStreamer Player. It should be used with the 0.8.x series of GStreamer, GStreamer Plug-ins and GStreamer FFmpeg.

The player is now rather mature and should be be able to play back all media supported by the GStreamer framework including mp3, ogg, flac, mpeg, avi, vob, mod and others. While it does support audio formats, it is designed to primarly be a video player.

The player is our primary test bed for GStreamer, to show off the things GStreamer provides. It is not the primary player of choice for desktops. For example, in GNOME, Totem is preferred, using the same backend as GStreamer Player.

Features of this release

  • Playback of all GStreamer-supported mediatypes
  • Fullscreen support
  • Correct aspect ratio scaling
  • Playlist
  • Nautilus view


You can find source releases of gst-player in the gst-player 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-player 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.


  • Julien Moutte

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