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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.1.2

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new bug-fix release in the 1.x stable series of the core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.

The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.10.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.10.x series and will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.

"That an accusation?"

No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to cover up the truth - these plugins 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 plugins 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 plugins 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 plugins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Features of this release

    Bugs fixed in this release

    • 694068 : h264parser: Parse the cropping-rectangle separately.
    • 560631 : [tsdemux] Handle carousel data (MHP, MHEG, ...)
    • 614479 : [mpegtspacketizer] Use CRC to check if tables are duplicate
    • 646327 : h264parse: Drop data before receiving the first PPS/SPS
    • 664274 : [API] codecparsers: add gst_mpeg_video_parse_slice() and gst_mpeg_video_parse_sequence_scalable_extension()
    • 677443 : [tsdemux/tsparse] Handle multiple SI in one packet
    • 678148 : [tsdemux] missing timestamp on DVB subtitles
    • 692933 : [API] codecparsers: mpeg2: add new API that takes GstMpegVideoPacket arguments
    • 695475 : h264parser: Fix the return value type for the SEI palyload parsing methods.
    • 698050 : tsdemux: seeking doesn't even work in pull mode
    • 700489 : [dashdemux] Initialization blocks without URLs generate spurious critical errors
    • 701421 : opencv: add foreground/background segmentation element
    • 701509 : dashdemux selects first fragment in the manifest for live streams
    • 701953 : wrappercamerabinsrc: Add video-source-filter during construction
    • 701961 : dashdemux: Spurious critical if there is no initialization segment
    • 702036 : curlsmtpsink: incorrect assert in gst_curl_smtp_sink_set_payload_headers_unlocked
    • 702112 : waylandsink: add support for RGBx and RGBA formats
    • 702174 : mpegvideoparse: Crash while transcoding to MPEG2 with encodebin while attaching parse meta
    • 702206 : dashdemux: media range requests not supported
    • 702297 : opencv: build broken - c++ header indirectly included into c code (gstsegmentation.h contains a .hpp)
    • 702422 : tsparse: Ensure initial events are sent in the right order
    • 702677 : dashdemux: SegmentTemplates at multiple levels not aggregated
    • 702684 : shmsink: shared memory filled when no clients connected
    • 702724 : first-class miniobjects/API for mpeg-ts related SI (Service Information)
    • 702837 : dashdemux: Cleanup use of xmlFree vs g_free
    • 703264 : srtp: Key is required even if cipher and auth are null
    • 703667 : codecparsers: mpeg2: add missing gtk-doc entries
    • 703668 : codecparsers: mpeg2: fix video packet header size checks
    • 703683 : POTFILES are out of date


    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

    • Alban Browaeys
    • Aleix Conchillo Flaque
    • Alex Ashley
    • Andoni Morales Alastruey
    • Arnaud Vrac
    • Arthur Shipkowski
    • Benjamin Gaignard
    • Brendan Long
    • Chen Jie
    • Edward Hervey
    • Greg Rutz
    • Gwenole Beauchesne
    • Hans de Goede
    • Ilya Smelykh
    • Josep Torra
    • Miguel Casas-Sanchez
    • Olivier Crête
    • Patricia Muscalu
    • Piotr Drąg
    • Sebastian Dröge
    • Sreerenj Balachandran
    • Thiago Santos
    • Tim-Philipp Müller
    • Xavi Artigas

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