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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.3 "Petition to request permission"

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

  • FAAD/AAC decoder improvements
  • Better QuickTime support
  • Plugins ported from 0.8: modplug, v4l2src, Musicbrainz TRM
  • New plugins: Xing muxer, libsoundtouch, AMR-WB, theora-exp
  • Musepack decoder improved
  • libneon based http input now supports iradio mode
  • More uniform plugin descriptions
  • Many bug fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 333307 : AmrWB Plugin
  • 330317 : New xingmux element for writing Xing headers
  • 304795 : [ximagesrc] port to 0.9 [PATCH]
  • 154906 : [qtdemux] A/V Synch problem + crackling sound
  • 167129 : [qtdemux] eats last chunk
  • 173007 : [faad] Failed to decode buffer: Channel coupling not yet ...
  • 302606 : [qtdemux] Movie playback too fast (quicktime mov, H.263 c...
  • 321351 : extracted AAC output is played too slow
  • 324082 : [qtdemux] [faad] playback issues with quicktime videos
  • 327075 : [qtdemux] add support for palettized SMC videos
  • 327355 : gst-plugins-bad CVS compilation breaks on gcc 4.1
  • 331335 : New Element: libsoundtouch based pitch shifter
  • 331909 : support for more fourccs in qtdemux
  • 332066 : [qtdemux] doesn't extract Disc Number field from some files
  • 332155 : Seeking problems in .mov files
  • 332402 : quicktime file will not play
  • 332598 : port modplug to 0.10
  • 332892 : [faad] 'Negative scalefactor found' and 'Maximum number o...
  • 333283 : [xviddec] Fix build with gcc 2.95
  • 333501 : [patch] taglib element
  • 334123 : [taglibmux] fixes for TPOS and TCOP
  • 334417 : bit rot
  • 334700 : [qtdemux] Memory leaks
  • 334748 : [faad] doesn't take sampling rate from demuxer
  • 335585 : xvidenc does not mark key-frame/delta-units
  • 336898 : Port musicbrainz/trm plugin to 0.10
  • 337263 : plugins need better/unified descriptions
  • 338233 : theora-exp api out of sync
  • 339041 : qtdemux : Floating point exception
  • 339074 : Thumbnail generation fails on the following file
  • 337436 : Sound is very jerky on this .mov file
  • 338935 : [qtdemux] floating point exception parsing trac header


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

  • Alex Lancaster
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Fabrizio Gennari
  • James "Doc" Livingston
  • Jan Gerber
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jens Granseuer).
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • Mikhail Zabaluev
  • Renato Araujo Oliveira Filho
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Wouter Paeson
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali
  • j^

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