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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.3.90

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the stable 1.4 release series. The 1.4 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.

This release candidate will hopefully shortly be followed by the stable 1.4.0 release if no bigger regressions or bigger issues are detected, and enough testing of the release candidate happened. The new API that was added during the 1.3 release series is not expected to change anymore at this point.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows are provided together with this release.

The stable 1.4 release series is API and ABI compatible with 1.0.x, 1.2.x and any other 1.x release series in the future. Compared to 1.2.x it contains some new features and more intrusive changes that were considered too risky as a bugfix.

"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

  • 707282 : Memory leak in h264 codecparser
  • 723380 : codecparsers_h264: Add SEI recovery point message parsing.
  • 726026 : d3dvideosink: D3d surface not released when pipeline is set to GST_STATE_NULL
  • 727811 : opensslessrc: Does not work with autoaudiosrc
  • 731525 : multiple glimagesink elements aborts due to no XInitThreads.
  • 731692 : Fix include GL and GLES header check with clang.
  • 731783 : h265parse: incorrect value used to check size of hvcC data
  • 731878 : glvideomixer: Does not provide correct video resolution information when inputs are tiled
  • 731930 : modplug: don't hardcode c++ standard lib in
  • 732174 : curls?ftpsink: Fix memory leaks due to new error handling
  • 732178 : glcolorscale: add support for passthrough on same caps


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).

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


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

  • Aurélien Zanelli
  • Chris Bass
  • Edward Hervey
  • Eric Trousset
  • Gwenole Beauchesne
  • Julien Isorce
  • Koop Mast
  • Matthew Waters
  • Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastian Rasmussen
  • Stefan Ringel
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller

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