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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.3.1

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release of the unstable 1.3 release series. The 1.3 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0 and 1.2 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework. The unstable 1.3 release series will lead to the stable 1.4 release series in the next weeks, and newly added API can still change until that point.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided separately during the unstable 1.3 release series.

The versioning scheme that is used in general is that 1.x.y is API and ABI backwards compatible with previous 1.x.y releases. If x is an even number it is a stable release series and all releases in this series will only contain important bugfixes, e.g. the 1.0 series with 1.0.7. If x is odd it is a development release series that will lead to the next stable release series 1.x+1 and contains new features and bigger changes. During the development release series, new API can still change.

"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:

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

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 709414 : dvbsrc: Uses deprecated field frontend type and add DVB S2/T2 support
  • 723670 : Move VideoToolBox elements from applemedia to a different plugin
  • 728514 : glimagesink fails with gst-sdk android tutorial-5 / tutorial-4
  • 728356 : jpegparse: Does not passthrough timestamps depending on downstream elements
  • 519220 : Add W64/R64 support
  • 574408 : audiomixer: Need an element to do synchronized audio mixing
  • 628055 : tsdemux: Handle PCR/PTS/DTS discont/gaps
  • 644395 : mpegtsdemux / mpegtsmux: data flow error
  • 664443 : h264parse: Parsing shifts timestamps between frames
  • 671136 : mpegtsmux: add support for SDT and NIT tables for DVB-S/DVB-T
  • 675869 : hlsdemux: potential dead-lock using GstTask
  • 695846 : hlsdemux: No longer switches pads on playlist changes
  • 698748 : mpegtsmux: improper timestamping of output packets
  • 699924 : smoothstreaming: no audio with BBC bigbuckbunny stream
  • 701404 : dashdemux: should not buffer the entire Period
  • 703342 : gl: implement support for DispManX (Raspberry Pi)
  • 703343 : Add EGLImage support (consume and provide buffer pool)
  • 706054 : move GstEGLImageBufferPool and allocator from eglglessink to gstegl lib
  • 708345 : liveadder: round when calculation length from duration
  • 708438 : codecparsers: HEVC bitstream parser
  • 708629 : codecparsers: Fix the quantization matrix scan order for h264
  • 708688 : Message EISS and SCTE signaling sections on bus similar to PSI
  • 708914 : Add openni2 plugin and openni2src element
  • 709174 : Add avfvideosrc to the OS X build in applemedia
  • 709180 : mpegts: Return GstMpegTsDescriptor in mpegts_get_descriptor_from_*
  • 709454 : dvdspu: make palette change event sticky
  • 709795 : curlsftpsink - new libcurl-based sink element for SFTP
  • 710391 : geometrictransform: rotate: fix angle property help text
  • 710759 : mpegts: fix uninitialized variable warnings
  • 710810 : geometrictransform: Add a plugin for a 2D perspective transform
  • 710855 : ivfparse: Port to 1.0
  • 711009 : h264parse: Remove explicit PAR calculation and use the values provided by h264 codecparser
  • 711086 : hlssink: doesn't have the sink flag set
  • 711140 : vtenc: use proper release callback type in CVPixelBufferCreateWithPlanarBytes
  • 711159 : eglglessink: remove unused functions in the eagl backend
  • 711223 : Port cdaudio element to 1.
  • 711606 : applemedia: coremediabuffer: use correct retain/release functions on CMSampleBufferRef buffer
  • 711614 : avfvideosrc: set rank to GST_PRIMARY
  • 711620 : curlftpsink: Create a temporary file during FTP transfer/upload
  • 711844 : avfvideosrc: build failure
  • 711849 : smoothstreaming: Better handling of multi audio tracks
  • 714998 : d3dvideosink: force-aspect-ratio=false causes errors due to usage of uninitialised destination rectangle
  • 719519 : mpegtsmux: Does not prevent plugging unparsed stream
  • 720382 : dvbsuboverlay: fix reading of display window in display definition segment
  • 720434 : srtp: add 256-bit keys support
  • 721027 : mfcdec: doesn't work in odroid with kernel 3.8: dequeueing failed in input_dqbuf
  • 721073 : shm: test_shm_sysmem_alloc unit test fails with timeout after some time
  • 721293 : POTFILES.in is out of date
  • 721682 : examples: tsparser: Add DVB teletext/subtitling parsing
  • 721950 : assrender: handle video/x-raw(ANY) if downstream supports the GstVideoOverlayCompositionMeta API
  • 722078 : schroenc: oggmux drops buffers from schroenc because of unset buffer offsets
  • 722081 : h265parse: Fix segfault when parsing VPS
  • 722101 : h265parser: fix a trivial overrun in a loop
  • 722145 : tsdemux: fix memleak of PCROffsetCurrent
  • 722240 : h265parse: update caps when receive VPS/SPS
  • 722462 : tsdemux: Fix leak of PCROffsetGroup
  • 722590 : applemedia: Fails to build on iOS: 'VideoToolbox/VideoToolbox.h' file not found
  • 722669 : h265parser: Crashes on broken streams because of freeing uninitialized pointer
  • 722699 : mpegtsmux: don't leak pad name when treating events
  • 722934 : mxfdemux: don't use pull mode when the sequential scheduler flag is set
  • 723243 : h264parse: Default framerate to 25/1 when no informations found
  • 723268 : hlsdemux: Does not take into account stop time of seek events
  • 723508 : applemedia: Fails to build on Mac OS X 10.7: 'VideoToolbox/VideoToolbox.h' file not found
  • 723892 : mpegts: Some bugfixes regarding packetizing
  • 723953 : mpegts: Unit test for library RFC
  • 723995 : winks: configure test is broken - missing braces
  • 724003 : winks: headers are not mentioned in Makefile.am
  • 724034 : mpegts: parse extended event, component and content descriptors
  • 724069 : mpegts: add terrestrial delivery system descriptor
  • 724077 : shm: use shutdown() instead of close()
  • 724100 : error: unknown type name 'gst_ks_clock'
  • 724125 : curlsmtpsink: Timezone information is missed out in the sending out smtp email header
  • 724255 : mpegts: Provide original binary data in the public API
  • 724464 : mpegts: does not check data sizes when parsing descriptors
  • 724699 : katedec: Katedec overwrites tags from oggdemux
  • 724716 : tsparse: setting pipeline to PLAYING - > READY - > PLAYING is broken
  • 724790 : dashdemux: live MPDs are immediately reloaded
  • 724875 : dashdemux: attempts to fetch fragments before they're available.
  • 724981 : mpegts: Add support for creation of SDT and service descriptor
  • 725090 : debugutilsbad: fails gst-indent check
  • 725134 : hlsdemux: null pointer deref if media playlist contains no media
  • 725278 : add missed dvbsrc, mpegts docs
  • 725412 : srtpenc: unref caps in sink query
  • 725463 : change bandwidth to DVBv5-API
  • 725481 : gst-plugins-bad: Ignore gcov intermediate files
  • 725563 : tsdemux: Support DTS/DTS-HD bluray streams
  • 725659 : wininetsrc: " iradio-mode " to default to TRUE
  • 725893 : dvdspu: set proxy allocation flag on video sink pad
  • 726028 : mpegvideoparse: Differentiate the mpeg-2 stream from mpeg-1 based on pic_ext also
  • 726069 : frei0rfilter: memory corruption when the size of the incoming buffers change
  • 726098 : sbcenc: Allow user to set channel-mode
  • 726156 : watchdog: Add handling of paused state
  • 726463 : dvbsuboverlay: handle video/x-raw(ANY) if downstream supports the GstVideoOverlayCompositionMeta API
  • 726572 : fatal error: bcm_host.h: No such file or directory
  • 726591 : W32: GL plugins can't be built in -bad
  • 726752 : h264parser: should also expose a framerate in the case of interlaced samples
  • 726802 : rfbsrc: doesn't send stream start event
  • 726979 : mpegts: bugfix delivery system descriptor parsing
  • 727104 : configure.ac: fix OSX host check
  • 727125 : fatal error: GL/wglext.h: No such file or directory
  • 727159 : mpegts: use g_slice_new0 and g_slice_free
  • 727187 : mpegts: add data broadcast descriptor, stream indentifier descriptor
  • 727306 : Decklinksrc won't initialize some models of capture cards (Patch included!)
  • 727356 : mpegts: add dvb-t2 delivery system descriptor and typo fix
  • 727385 : dashdemux: use correct print format for gint64
  • 727403 : mpegts: add linkage, data_broadcast_id, private_data_specifier and parental_rating descriptors
  • 727460 : mpegts: add atsc terrestrial virtual channel table
  • 727512 : srtpdec: assertion when checking rtcp ssrc
  • 727560 : mpegts: add frequency list, scrambling and dvb ca indentifier descriptor
  • 727812 : directsoundsrc: CRITICAL, debug category not defined
  • 727843 : glimagesink: shows only a black screen
  • 727855 : camerabin: does not send an error if linking vfsrc pad to viewfinder queue fails
  • 727857 : camerabin: allow " ANY " feature in viewfinderbin static pad templates
  • 727885 : coremediabuffer: handle stride alignment
  • 727889 : mxf: avoid dereferencing NULL pointer and leak fixes
  • 727894 : liveadder: fix minor memory leak in caps query handler
  • 727906 : smoothstreaming: using manifest before we have it in seeking query
  • 727953 : avfvideosrc: check if downstream supports the video meta API
  • 727977 : dvb: Protect against symbols added in DVB_API v5 minor version > 5
  • 728107 : gl: No surface resizing logic on Android/iOS
  • 728127 : glimagesink: fails to create window from gst-launch process if OS X terminal is fullscreen
  • 728128 : glimagesink: swapped UV on OS X with avdec_h264
  • 728249 : iosavassetsrc: port to 1.0
  • 728439 : glimagesink: does not takes in account strides
  • 728451 : glimagesink: expects a NSWindow instead of a NSView as the window handle
  • 728761 : glimagesink: Deadlock on errors
  • 728815 : GstGLMemory mix stride and width
  • 728872 : GstGLBufferPool should avoid to allocate upload resources that are not going to be used for sure
  • 728947 : glcolorscale: only black frames on GLESv2
  • 726255 : y4mdec: Should check for VIDEO_META_API not CROP_META_API
  • 711232 : Remove cdaudio
  • 702041 : winks: Port to 1.0

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.

Contributors to this release

  • Adrien SCH
  • Aleix Conchillo Flaqué
  • Alessandro Decina
  • Alex Ashley
  • Alexey Chernov
  • Amaury Medeiros
  • Andoni Morales Alastruey
  • Andres Gomez
  • Andrey Utkin
  • Andy Wingo
  • Anthony Violo
  • Antoni Silvestre
  • Antonio Ospite
  • Arnaud Vrac
  • Aurélien Zanelli
  • Benjamin Gaignard
  • Blake Tregre
  • Brendan Long
  • Carlos Rafael Giani
  • Chen Jie
  • Chris Bass
  • Chris Paulson-Ellis
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
  • Christian Schaller
  • Colin Macdonald
  • Cong Zhong
  • Dan Kegel
  • David Hoyt
  • David Schleef
  • Davide Bertola
  • Dominik Röttsches
  • Duncan Palmer
  • Edward Hervey
  • Eric Anholt
  • Filippo Argiolas
  • Gil Pedersen
  • Gilles Dartiguelongue
  • Greg Rutz
  • Guillaume Desmottes
  • Gwenole Beauchesne
  • Haakon Sporsheim (ieei)
  • Halley Zhao
  • Haridass Selvaraj
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Javier Jardón
  • Jesper Larsen
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Jonathan Matthew
  • Jorge Zapata
  • Josep Torra
  • Julien
  • Julien Isorce
  • Julien Moutte
  • Justin Joy
  • Kipp Cannon
  • L. Sorin
  • LRN
  • Li Xiaowei
  • Lihua Liu
  • Lubosz Sarnecki
  • Luc Deschenaux
  • Luis de Bethencourt
  • Mariusz Buras
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Matej Knopp
  • Mathieu Duponchelle
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  • Matthew Waters
  • Matthieu Bouron
  • Michael Olbrich
  • Miguel Casas-Sanchez
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