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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.11 "A precious stone"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Bad Plug-ins.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

"That an accusation?"

No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to cover up the truth - these plug-ins are Bad with a capital B. They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job done, but at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a golden-haired angel to watch over them, they'll probably land in an unmarked grave at the final showdown.

Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights, patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

This module contains a set of plug-ins that aren't up to par compared to the rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something - be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live maintainer, or some actual wide use. If the blanks are filled in they might be upgraded to become part of either gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly, depending on the other factors. If the plug-ins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you. New contributors can start here for things to work on.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors

Features of this release

  • Add ASS/SSA subtitle handling element assrender
  • Leak fixes in the QuickTime decoder wrapper
  • Better DirectShow output on Windows
  • Extend QT muxing support to include AMR and H.263
  • mms seeking support
  • Extended MXF file format handling
  • camerabin and photography API for digital camera interfacing
  • Merge elements from Farsight: liveadder, sirendec, sirenenc, valve, rtpdtmfsrc, rtpdtmdepay, dtmfsrc, rtpdtmfmux, autoconvert, mimdec, mimenc
  • typefinder based on xdgmime

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 573369 : [gstfaad] Memory corruption and segfault
  • 568704 : Metadatamux: unable to configure byte order for EXIF
  • 354908 : videoflipping interface for v4l2src
  • 369912 : missing inclusion in rpm spec file
  • 469930 : [mmssrc] seeking support PATCH
  • 481075 : Full support for ASS/SSA subtitles
  • 549645 : merge useful elements from gst-plugins-farsight into core
  • 567003 : [ladspa] improve plugin scanning
  • 567371 : [mpegtsparse] memory leak in mpegtspacketizer
  • 567828 : rtpmanager and RTCP BYE packet
  • 567965 : [flvdemux] add support for ECMA arrays in script tags
  • 568480 : gst-plugins-bad dccp plugin won't compile on Soalris
  • 568483 : Problems linking gst-plugins-bad
  • 568837 : RFE: allow building against the system modplug library
  • 569323 : [qtmux] should support audio/AMR sink
  • 570996 : bpmdetect relibably crashes with SIGSEGV on particular file
  • 571560 : gstdshowaudio decoder doesn't compile.
  • 572315 : Compiling camerabin on Windows with Visual Studio
  • 572900 : gstrtpsession should not forward recv side event to the s...
  • 573288 : [mpegtsdemux] memory leak when pusi is missed due to pack...
  • 573391 : [videoanalyse] Wrong brightness calculation
  • 575157 : xdgmime typefinder: make more conservative
  • 575565 : [mxf] mxf plugin uses symbols not in glib 2.6 (minimum gl...
  • 564114 : [PATCH] fbdev: fix depth calculation
  • 573850 : Use Glib's byte order in gstgsmdec
  • 573851 : Use glib integer types in gstfaad
  • 172043 : [mpegpsdemux] wrong video length on mpeg file


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-bad in the gst-plugins-bad 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-plugins-bad 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

  • Andoni Morales
  • Andrzej Polatyński
  • Andy Wingo
  • Benjamin Schmitz
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian Schaller
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Hans de Goede
  • Håvard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jan Urbanski
  • Josep Torra
  • Julien Moutte
  • LRN
  • Lasse Laukkanen
  • Laurent Glayal
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • Nokia Corporation
  • Olivier Crete
  • Olivier Crête
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Philipe Kalaf
  • Philippe Khalaf
  • René Stadler
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastian Pölsterl
  • Simon McVittie
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thiago Sousa Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Youness Alaoui
  • Zaheer Merali
  • Zeeshan Ali
  • vanista

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