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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.6.1

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the first bugfix release in the stable 1.6 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.6.0. For a full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.

See /releases/1.6/ for the full release notes.

"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

  • 756207 : videoaggregator: Setting aspect ratio crops the frame
  • 756567 : Wayland crash when called from gstreamer
  • 752132 : hls/m3u8: Update current position in all cases
  • 752230 : mpdparser: Parse xlink attributes from Period, AdaptationSet and SegmentList
  • 754523 : mssdemux: fragment download errors during live playback
  • 755108 : mssdemux: playback always starts at lowest bitrate
  • 755132 : mpdparser: If no Initialization is present in the SegmentBase, assume it is before the indexRange
  • 755134 : dashdemux: Properly handle relative and non-HTTP URIs for the headers/indices
  • 755239 : dvdspu: render PGS subtitles with the correct color
  • 755623 : audiomixer: Using absolute clock times results in buffers to be rendered at once, stalling the pipeline
  • 755680 : DVD navigation not working?
  • 755738 : GtkGst : gst_object_unref on GtkDrawingArea events if current media have no audio
  • 755754 : videoaggregator doesn't compile with in openembedded dora (glib 2.36.4)
  • 755759 : assrender: leaks gap events and sample in tags
  • 755824 : dashdemux: Correctly assign earliest pts instead of overriding it with first offset
  • 755840 : audiointerleave: make check fails with segmentation fault.
  • 755850 : unbreak GL introspection build
  • 755852 : missing sys/applemedia headers in gst-plugins-bad 1.6.0 tarball
  • 755892 : dtls needs openssl > = 1.0.1
  • 755969 : gtkglsink: Assertion in gst-inspect-1.0
  • 755981 : dtls: fix printf format on win32
  • 756001 : rtmpsrc: plug memory-leaks
  • 756065 : audioaggregator: fix build error
  • 756070 : id3tag: fix sample memory leak
  • 756181 : hlssink: inconsistent segment duration since 1.5.2 onwards
  • 756186 : dashdemux: cannot advance to next period
  • 756383 : dashdemux: Incomplete configure check for libgstnet
  • 756563 : pnmdec: causes multifilesrc to return internal data flow error (caused by a gst_pad_push() error)
  • 756578 : amcvideodec: Implement support for COLOR_QCOM_FormatYVU420SemiPlanar32mMultiView for decoding
  • 756592 : dtls: fixed name conflict with openssl on win32
  • 756617 : dshowvideosink: move/resize events are not handled in 64 bit
  • 756653 : srtpdec: buffer validations may fail if SRTP packets have padding flag set
  • 756861 : hlsdemux: crash / memory leak on broken (master) playlist
  • 756876 : srtp: Fix critical warning trying to retrieve SSRC from a non fb message
  • 757251 : ivfparse: recognize the vp9 bitstream


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

  • Aleix Conchillo Flaqué
  • André Draszik
  • Antoine Jacoutot
  • Arnaud Vrac
  • Edward Hervey
  • Florin Apostol
  • George Kiagiadakis
  • Havard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • John Chang
  • Julien Isorce
  • Matthew Waters
  • Miguel París Díaz
  • Nirbheek Chauhan
  • Paul Arzelier
  • Philippe Normand
  • Polochon_street
  • Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  • Santiago Carot-Nemesio
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sreerenj Balachandran
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vineeth TM
  • plamot

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