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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.15 "Ending the war"

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 barcode scanner plugin using the zbar library
  • Improvements to camerabin
  • Support audio-track format switching in DVD
  • Improve parsing and display of PGS subpictures
  • Add Cog plugin
  • Add LV2 plugin support
  • Improve VDPAU plugin. Add post-processing support
  • Add videomeasure plugin
  • Improve Siren codec
  • Improved Directshow capture element
  • Add EAC3 mapping in MPEG-TS playback
  • Improve AAC encoding
  • Improved MIDI file playback
  • Improve H-264 parsing
  • Add MPEG-PS muxer
  • Add PNM encoder and decoder
  • Add SVG decoder
  • Update GLib dependency to GLib 2.16
  • Various other bug fixes and improvements (see ChangeLog)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 303975 : Add tar support
  • 519001 : [wildmidi] Doesn't handle seeking correctly
  • 575261 : Do not use the outdated Debian/Ubuntu libass libraries!
  • 583901 : aacparse fails for remuxing
  • 589609 : [PATCH] fix dvdspu crash when subtitles do not fit the incoming video
  • 593348 : faac encoder produces first buffer with wrong duration
  • 593625 : Broken Compilation, missing files with latest commits in git repository
  • 593683 : Typo in variable name for libraries to link against
  • 593864 : pcapparse: Set the GStreamer timestamp according to the pcap timestamps
  • 594030 : [mpegtsdemux] Support for AC3/EAC3 not 100% correct
  • 594277 : Make the default segment of outputselector TIME instead of UNDEFINED
  • 594278 : dshowvideosink: remove unused variable
  • 594279 : dshowsrcwrapper: use tchar macro for string literals
  • 594321 : Videomeasure plugin
  • 594382 : assrender: Fix compilation with libass = 0.9.6
  • 594489 : broken compilation for mpegdemux
  • 594715 : libgstsignalprocessor install issues
  • 594812 : [mpegpsdemux] Seeking broken for MPEG PS cut from VOB file
  • 595215 : PNM encoder doesn't support ASCII encoding
  • 595409 : PNM decoder can't decode ASCII encoded files.
  • 596285 : gstvideomeasure crashes at the end of some streams
  • 596743 : qtmux: fix flags_as_uint to flags[]
  • 598139 : faad element leaks itself.
  • 598263 : refcount leak in resindvd
  • 598274 : dtsdec leaks input buffers
  • 598369 : Properly detect pre-releases
  • 598733 : id3mux doesn't write image to APIC tag
  • 582779 : [resindvd] Add support for other audio codecs than ac3
  • 595700 : PNM decoder doesn't handle ASCII encoded pnm data split over several buffers


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).

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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

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Carl-Anton Ingmarsson
  • Christian Schaller
  • Dave Robillard
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Havard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Josep Torra
  • Julien Isorce
  • Lasse Laukkanen
  • Lin Yang
  • Lutz Mueller
  • Marc-André Lureau
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • Olivier Crête
  • Peter Christoffersen
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • René Stadler
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastian Pölsterl
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Tommi Myöhänen
  • Vincent Penquerc'h
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali
  • Руслан Ижбулатов

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