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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plug-ins 0.10.8 "Vapour Trails"

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

  • Support shared desktops in RFB input
  • Make the Quicktime codec wrapper work on win32
  • Experimental DVD navigation support
  • Support AAC/H.264 in FLV files
  • Fixes in the DirectShow codec wrapper
  • Fix the Real codec wrapper plugin
  • New deinterlace2 plugin incorporating TVtime deinterlacers
  • Handle seeking, timestamps, duration in RAW video/audio parsers
  • New DirectShow video sink for Win32
  • FAAD reverse playback support
  • OSS4 support improvements
  • MythTV seeking support
  • SPC decoder now supports seeking, tags and duration queries
  • Replaygain elements moved to Good
  • Deinterleave/interleave elements fixed and moved to Good
  • MPEG-4 video stream parser fixes
  • Improved MPEG-TS parsing for DVB support
  • Improvements in App source/sink
  • RTP manager enhancements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 533736 : [mythtvsrc] Seeking doesn't work
  • 544050 : ext/timidity/gsttimidity.c : ISO C90 forbids mixed decla...
  • 454151 : SPC plugin enhancements (patch)
  • 506594 : [interleave] doesn't work with channels > 1
  • 521392 : Proposed patches for bayer2rgb encoding
  • 525613 : [wildmidi] [PATCH] initializes library multiple times
  • 528618 : amrwb plugin do not build without warning with the 3ggp s...
  • 529359 : BBC Real Audio stream is just noise
  • 530611 : [gstsrtenc] declare variables at beginning of block
  • 531840 : QuickTime wrapper doesn't work on Win32
  • 531955 : gstrtpsession doesn't send RTCP bye on EOS
  • 532723 : mpeg4videoparse should parse the codec data
  • 533435 : wildmidi does not work
  • 533559 : mpeg4videoparse should skip garbage
  • 535043 : VCD plugin only plays first track
  • 536042 : mpeg4videoparse broken on big endian architectures
  • 536258 : interleave doesn't close properly
  • 536856 : rtpmanager deadlocks when receiving new data while going ...
  • 538560 : [mpegtsparse] static caps reference counter incremented i...
  • 539292 : memory leak in mpegtsparse
  • 539601 : [realvideodec] not-negotiated error if codec lib isn't found
  • 541522 : cross mingw32 gcc: festival plugin compilation fix
  • 541543 : fix HAVE_OSS4 detection code in
  • 543286 : deinterlace2 doesn't build outside gcc
  • 543846 : [resindvd] Impossible to build from the first configure r...
  • 543848 : [ladspa] Needs to link with -ldl for dlopen() and friends
  • 543860 : [modplug] Uses CFLAGS for CXXFLAGS
  • 543861 : [resindvd] Some files not disted
  • 544457 : -bad doesn't compile with MSVC
  • 526905 : [musepack] Port to the new libmpcdec API
  • 532011 : Deadlock in rtpsession
  • 536309 : Seeking in pipeline with videoparse crashes


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

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Andy Wingo
  • Bastien Nocera
  • Brian Koropoff
  • Clive Wright
  • Damien Lespiau
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Håvard Graff
  • Ilja Pavkovic
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jens Granseuer
  • Julien Moutte
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Martin Eikermann
  • Michael Smith
  • Ole André Vadla Ravnås
  • Olivier Crete
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Ryan Houdek
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastian Pölsterl
  • Sebastien Merle
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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