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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.7.1

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release of the unstable 1.7 release series. The 1.7 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework. The unstable 1.7 release series will lead to the stable 1.8 release series in the next weeks. Any 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 1.7 release series.

"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

  • 759679 : gl: unused function '_get_plane_width'
  • 759729 : audiofxbad: Name collision with new GstAudioChannelMix API from libgstaudio
  • 731204 : androidmedia: Implement zerocopy rendering
  • 733467 : Cannot play JPEG2000 encoded QuickTime video
  • 733819 : Port teletextdec to 1.0
  • 733959 : hlsdemux: download bitrate algorithms don't reflect real download rate
  • 743345 : glupload: Add support for dmabuf
  • 744047 : Port acmmp3dec plugin to 1.x
  • 745564 : qtkitvideosrc: fails to build on OSX > = 10.9 and not using cerbero (ex: MacPorts)
  • 747482 : waylandsink: need exception code in gst_wayland_sink_set_window_handle() and gst_wayland_sink_set_context()
  • 747774 : dashdemux: text streams support
  • 748259 : New audio/video level element
  • 748316 : hlsdemux: The end offset (range_end) of a segment is not calculated properly in the m3u8 parser
  • 748337 : ksvideosrc: dropping frames
  • 749653 : dashdemux: Implement binary search for stream_sidx_seek
  • 750402 : tsdemux: pads are removed before new ones are added
  • 750847 : dashdemux: variables containing time information should be guint64 not gint64
  • 750852 : dashdemux: idRepresentationType should be StringNoWhitespaceType but accepts spaces
  • 750869 : dashdemux: assertion raised if profiles information is not provided
  • 751068 : gl: Use pkg-config if found to configure GL/EGL/GLES (as provided by mesa and libmali)
  • 751529 : dashdemux: stream- > presentationTimeOffset is not always set
  • 751650 : dashdemux: extra validations needed when parsing the representation element
  • 751735 : dashdemux: incorrect parsing and handling of segment templates
  • 751832 : dashdemux: segment list inherits segment URLs element from parent node
  • 752326 : dashdemux: parser should reject MPD files with negative mediaPresentationDuration
  • 752329 : dashdemux: parser should reject MPD files with negative Period duration
  • 752336 : dashdemux: duration field could overflow
  • 752340 : dashdemux: period bitstreamSwitching is not used
  • 752367 : dashdemux: adaptation set language could be better detected
  • 752409 : dashdemux: gst_mpd_parser_get_stream_presentation_offset returns a wrong value
  • 752415 : dashdemux: provide a default suggestedPresentationDelay
  • 752429 : dashdemux: negative numbers are successfully read into unsigned variables
  • 752492 : dashdemux: suggestedPresentationDelay should be positive
  • 752496 : dashdemux: illegal memory access when the list of S nodes is greater than the list of SegmentURL nodes
  • 753405 : nvenc element
  • 753613 : mssdemux: PlayReady WRM parsing support
  • 753821 : assrender: improve overlay blending performance
  • 753824 : assrender: render overlay using the video output window size
  • 753854 : gstreamer: bad: Fix memory leaks when context parse fails.
  • 753885 : opencv: use gst_opencv_video_filter_set_in_place()
  • 753889 : opencv: cvlaplace: add scale and shift properties
  • 753890 : dashdemux: PROP_BANDWIDTH_USAGE should be deprecated
  • 753940 : opencv: handdetect: haar cascade files path is wrong in gst-uninstalled
  • 754057 : sfdec: Fix a typo in goto variable name
  • 754247 : vc1parse: add break to switch case
  • 754251 : qtsink: explicitely fallthrough switch statement
  • 754253 : qml: remove overwritten value
  • 754285 : compositor: add unit test for ensuring that sinkpads are sorted by zorder
  • 754466 : qml: add android support
  • 754786 : vtdec: fails on OSX with GL3 context
  • 755100 : qt: add build support for iOS/OSX
  • 755105 : dashdemux: tests: add test for fix of the period start time scaling
  • 755120 : dashdemux: stop_updates_task needs to be accessed with the lock taken
  • 755121 : dahsdemux: task is signaled to stop without stop condition being set
  • 755161 : h264parse, h265parse: initialize picture parameter set structure
  • 755169 : dashdemux: can we have multiple seek events at the same time?
  • 755226 : dashdemux: download_finish variable is not reset safely
  • 755232 : dashdemux: demux- > cancelled is not properly protected
  • 755319 : configure: add --with-hls-crypto=auto|nettle|libgcrypt|openssl option
  • 755486 : glimagesink: doesn't support YUY2 properly
  • 755656 : adaptivedemux: remove unused but set variable
  • 756209 : adaptivedemux: adaptive demux hangs if src element cannot be started
  • 756237 : adaptivedemux: waiting for playlist updates in case of fragment errors does not wait
  • 756239 : adaptivedemux: header is not re-downloaded in case of errors
  • 756240 : adaptivedemux: download thread should stop in case of multiple download errors
  • 756322 : dashdemux: add unit test for dashdemux
  • 756424 : docs: documentation not committed
  • 756492 : gl: fix leak in gst_gl_insert_debug_marker
  • 756556 : adaptivedemux: hang if application quits just after start
  • 757018 : aggregator: Add create_new_pad() vfunc to allow subclasses to override the default behaviour
  • 757049 : tsdemux: Add support for Opus
  • 757050 : liveadder: type change of " latency " property might cause crashes
  • 757152 : opus: Add proper multichannel support
  • 757153 : opus: Handle start/end trimming
  • 757245 : dashdemux: tests: add more tests for BaseURL
  • 757285 : androidmedia: Zerocopy decoding potentially slower than before due to missing queueing
  • 757335 : adaptivedemux: release manifest lock before changing internal pipeline state
  • 757336 : adaptivedemux: reset download_finished before starting the src element
  • 757337 : adaptivedemux: release manifest lock before sending flush stop event
  • 757354 : adaptivedemux: tests: add download error test
  • 757359 : adaptivedemux: fix a missing lock in write to stream- > last_ret
  • 757361 : adaptivedemux: tests: add query and fragment download error test
  • 757619 : hlsdemux: incorrect segment start value on bitrate switch
  • 757688 : rtponviftimestamp: element does not work properly
  • 757776 : dashdemux: Unit test fails reliably
  • 757801 : tests:aggregator: tc failure
  • 757825 : ivfparse: Fix the wrong width & height parsing of vp9 bitstream
  • 757859 : adaptivedemux: memory leak in adaptive demux src bin
  • 757903 : mpd verification broke http://www.bok.net/dash/tears_of_steel/cleartext/stream.mpd
  • 757938 : glcolorconvert fails on OSX
  • 757947 : adaptivedemux: http src errors are no longer detected
  • 757974 : glcolorconvert: Fix memory leak while running glcolorconvert test
  • 758010 : mpegtsdemux: stream- > section_data leak if there is a stream discontinuity
  • 758188 : dashdemux: illegal memory access in gst_mpd_client_get_last_fragment_timestamp_end
  • 758228 : amcvideodec: Don't require a non-zero buffer size when doing decoding to a surface
  • 758233 : mpdparser: remove unused functions gst_mpdparser_get_chunk_by_index and gst_mpdparser_find_segment_by_index
  • 758384 : dashdemux: tests: refactor into adaptive_engine components
  • 758386 : hlsdemux: incorrect calculation of seek range of non-live streams
  • 758405 : h264/h265parse: Should resend pps/sps after seeks in byte-stream mode
  • 758410 : mpdparser: parsing of dateTime fields does not read the microseconds part
  • 758515 : dashdemux: Set framerate based on the Manifest on the caps
  • 758517 : spu-pgs: Fix array memory leak
  • 758586 : mssdemux: missing depth in audio caps
  • 758593 : mpdparser: remove gst_mpd_client_check_time_position
  • 758694 : android media fails to update affine transformation meta
  • 758728 : id3mux: write private data tag
  • 758820 : glwindow: Fix memory leak of navigation thread
  • 758877 : glupload: Should not offer its allocator unless memory:GLMemory is negotiated
  • 758904 : gl: YUY2 conversion broken
  • 758946 : hlsdemux: change of playlist to the same playlist after first fragment, when connection speed is set
  • 758987 : hlsdemux: Resync live playlists to the 3rd newest fragment if we fall off the playlist
  • 759108 : hlsdemux: add support for snapping seek flags
  • 759118 : mxfdemux: IndexTableSegment handling is wrong
  • 759432 : bad plugins: Fix example pipelines
  • 759443 : videoframe-audiolevel: Fix possible division by zero
  • 759484 : directsoundsrc: add device property as it is done in directsoundsink
  • 759518 : yadif: Fix memory leak and mishandling.
  • 759519 : gdppay: Fix buffer memory leak
  • 759520 : pnmenc: Fix memory leaks/mishandling
  • 759522 : pnmdec: Fix memory leaks
  • 759523 : combdetect: Fix value memory leak
  • 759525 : ivtc: Fix value memory leak
  • 759534 : dashdemux: clock compensation is not correctly used in get_fragment_waiting_time
  • 759537 : dashdemux: clock compensation: clock_cond is not used and should be removed
  • 759547 : dashdemux: insufficient validation of UTCtiming element
  • 759592 : Seek with negative rates appears to be broken with hlsdemux
  • 759600 : decklinkvideosink: Made " auto " mode work according to caps
  • 759728 : teletextdec: build error with clang
  • 759742 : nvenc: very high CPU load when multiple nvenc instances are initialised at the same time
  • 752528 : OpenCV hand gesture detection does not work with OpenCV newer than 2.4.10
  • 753994 : opencv/faceblur: does not work with OpenCV newer than 2.4.10
  • 754148 : OpenCV port remaining elements to C++ and new API

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

  • Aleix Conchillo Flaqué
  • Alessandro Decina
  • Alex Ashley
  • André Draszik
  • Antoine Jacoutot
  • Antonio Ospite
  • Arnaud Vrac
  • Branko Subasic
  • Chris Bass
  • Daniel Kamil Kozar
  • Dave Craig
  • Duncan Palmer
  • Edward Hervey
  • Etienne Peron
  • Florin Apostol
  • Frédéric Wang
  • George Kiagiadakis
  • Guillaume Desmottes
  • Haihua Hu
  • Havard Graff
  • Heinrich Fink
  • Hyunil Park
  • Hyunjun Ko
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jimmy Ohn
  • John Chang
  • John Slade
  • Julian Bouzas
  • Julien Isorce
  • Linus Svensson
  • Lubosz Sarnecki
  • Luis de Bethencourt
  • Maroš Ondrášek
  • Mathias Hasselmann
  • Matthew Marsh
  • Matthew Waters
  • Matthieu Bouron
  • Miguel París Díaz
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Nicolas Huet
  • Nirbheek Chauhan
  • Olivier Crête
  • Paolo Pettinato
  • Paul Arzelier
  • Philippe Normand
  • Philippe Renon
  • Polochon_street
  • Ravi Kiran K N
  • Reynaldo H. Verdejo Pinochet
  • Roman Nowicki
  • Santiago Carot-Nemesio
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sreerenj Balachandran
  • Stefan Sauer
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thibault Saunier
  • Thomas Roos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vanessa Chipirrás Navalón
  • Vincent Penquerc'h
  • Vineeth T M
  • Vineeth TM
  • Vivia Nikolaidou
  • Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal
  • Xavier Claessens
  • plamot
  • suhwang.kim

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