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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.11.90

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the stable 1.12 release series. The 1.12 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 1.10 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework.

Full release notes will be provided with the 1.12.0 release, highlighting all the new features, bugfixes, performance optimizations and other important changes.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided in the next days.

"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)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 736213 : h264parse: process NAL AU DELIMITER
  • 755782 : compositor: Segmentation fault
  • 764726 : dashdemux: fix default suggestedPresentationDelay
  • 772811 : hlsdemux: Add support for EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY-SEQUENCE
  • 774544 : [PLUGIN-MOVE] Move rawparse to gst-plugins-base
  • 775487 : player: Move to playbin3 and GstStreams API
  • 776436 : ttml: Failed assertions with non-conformant input
  • 776997 : hlsdemux: Implement adaptivedemux's _stream_seek()
  • 776999 : queue2: Avoid return flushing for a not-linked state
  • 777847 : ios/osx: Don't use manual reference counting in ObjC code
  • 778073 : hls: m3u8: Fix leak on _master_playlist_unref()
  • 778333 : Applemedia/AVFVideoSource: Add support for position, device type, and device orientation
  • 778731 : hlsdemux: Fix checking bit for adaptation_field_control field to parse pcr
  • 778825 : gl: Add support for Vivante EGL FB windowing system
  • 779011 : hlsdemux: Try to find type at the end of a fragment
  • 779067 : glupload: Add support for Vivante DirectTexture uploads
  • 779309 : h264parse: Include `interlace-mode` in caps
  • 779333 : tsdemux: Probably broken code, compiler warning with gcc 7
  • 779447 : Regression: smoothstreaming live seeking and duration
  • 779453 : gst-player: fix gst-player failed to load external subtitle uri
  • 779790 : waylandsink: add offset setting for multiplane dmabuf
  • 779831 : h264parse (baseparse?) fail to pass not-linked upstream sometimes
  • 779856 : shmsrc: do not exit prematurely when polling
  • 779869 : glupload: fix GValue leak
  • 780064 : gstglformat.c fails to compile with a warning.
  • 780108 : dashdemux: invalid enum conversion in SIDX seek error handling
  • 780179 : m3u8: Fix parsing EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY
  • 780180 : m3u8: Release m3u8 lock if consistent checking failed
  • 780330 : Intermittent compile failure libgstgl
  • 780367 : decklinkvideosrc: Add no-signal property


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 Ashley
  • Arun Raghavan
  • Chris Bass
  • Dongil Park
  • Douglas Bagnall
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Georg Lippitsch
  • George Kiagiadakis
  • Haihua Hu
  • Hyunjun Ko
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Josep Torra
  • Luis de Bethencourt
  • Mathieu Duponchelle
  • Matthew Waters
  • Nick Kallen
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Nirbheek Chauhan
  • Olivier Crête
  • Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  • Samuel Maroy
  • Scott D Phillips
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Seungha Yang
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thibault Saunier
  • Thomas Bluemel
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vincent Penquerc'h
  • Wojciech Przybyl

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