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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.7 "House of Cards"

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, parallel installable with the older 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:

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

Features of this release

  • OSS v4 support
  • libdc1394 2.0.0 support
  • AAC support fixes
  • RTP support improved
  • New OFA element
  • SRT subtitle encoder added
  • Windows Inet support for http/ftp
  • Fixes in dc1394, MIDI, MPEG-2 encoding, MythTV input, NAS
  • Fixes in Bayer decoder, replaygain analysis, GSM decoder
  • DVB/MPEG-TS support improved
  • NSF decoder updated
  • 'metadata' plugin enhancements
  • Dirac encoder ported to libschroedinger
  • mplex element ported to 0.10
  • VCD/CDXA parser ported to 0.10
  • Directshow wrapper improvements
  • 'selector' plugin enhancements
  • souphttpsrc moved to the -good module
  • Various other fixes and enhancements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 498237 : nsfdec crash with SK8ORDIE.
  • 529378 : faad leaks GstAudioChannelPosition
  • 351309 : New Element: gst-puid
  • 469979 : [faad] Could not map channel positions - setting caps on ...
  • 494499 : replaygain analysis slowdown on low volume (denormals)
  • 514948 : [souphttpsrc] configurable buffer size setting and zero-copy
  • 514964 : [dc1394] port to new stable 2.0.x API
  • 517937 : various C89 fixes
  • 518227 : test/icles/metadata_editor.c does not compile on Windows
  • 518722 : [souphttpsrc] append cookie headers to HTTP request
  • 519905 : [mvedemux] fix audio discontinuity
  • 520329 : [PATCH] mjpegtools: mplex ported to 0.10 and mpeg2enc upd...
  • 520626 : Implement collision and loop detection in rtpmanager
  • 520892 : [dshowvideosrc] latency and shutdown improvements
  • 520894 : rtpmanager rtcp thread shutdown deadlock
  • 520897 : new element: wininetsrc
  • 521749 : [souphttpsrc] unit test fails on mandriva cooker
  • 522134 : [souphttpsrc] Playback should continue seamlessly on serv...
  • 522212 : wrong origin
  • 522884 : gstneonhttpsrc does not handle the HTTP status 303 correc...
  • 523854 : [souphttpsrc] Glitches and crackling when playing things ...
  • 524035 : [neonhttpsrc] fails to compile with libneon 0.28.x
  • 525271 : [new plugin] srtenc
  • 526337 : souphttpsrc ignores connections error
  • 527622 : [flvdemux] crash in FLV demuxer
  • 528000 : [timidity] Doesn't dist all files correctly
  • 528011 : [dc1394] Shouldn't be included in the states test
  • 528245 : rtpbin element leaks
  • 528266 : [ofa] Unit test fails because of different fingerprints
  • 528614 : timeout introduced in poll loop for fd in dvbsrc causes b...
  • 529283 : [ofa] Unit test leaks tag string
  • 529285 : [rganalysis] Unit test leaks a GstTagList
  • 517854 : DirectFB check fails
  • 517895 : nas plugin no longer builds (configure.ac error)
  • 517896 : PATCH: fix building of mpeg2enc plugin with even newer mj...
  • 525100 : does not build with --disable-external
  • 481354 : [wavparse] does not play 700Hz GSM 6.10 wav file

Download

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 git.freedesktop.org .

Homepage

The project's website is https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

Developers

Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. 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.

Applications

Contributors to this release

  • Andreas Henriksson
  • Andy Wingo
  • Damien Lespiau
  • Daniel Fischer
  • David Schleef
  • Ed Catmur
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
  • Eric Buehl
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jan de Groot
  • Jens Granseuer
  • Julien Moutte
  • Kapil Agrawal
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Ole André Vadla Ravnås
  • Olivier Crete
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Rene Stadler
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • William M. Brack
  • Wim Taymans
  • Wouter Cloetens
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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