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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.11 "Dumb things"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Base Plug-ins.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other plugins, and helper libraries. This module is kept up-to-date together with the core developments. Element writers should look at the elements in this module as a reference for their development. This module contains elements for, among others:

  • device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
  • containers: ogg
  • codecs: vorbis, theora
  • text: textoverlay, subparse
  • sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, gnomevfssrc
  • network: tcp
  • typefind
  • audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioscale, volume
  • visualisation: libvisual
  • video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  • aggregate elements: decodebin, playbin
Other modules containing plug-ins are:
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • This release requires GStreamer core 0.10.11 or higher
  • Improved buffering during network playback
  • Support for reverse playback of Ogg/Vorbis/Theora
  • Reverse playback support in the audio sinks
  • The Ogg muxer now produces correct streams in all cases
  • Support libvisual 0.4
  • Improvements in RTP support
  • Support retagging of Vorbis files
  • Introduction of the decodebin2 element
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 360552 : [riff] [avi] extracts non-UTF8 metadata
  • 365501 : [x/xvimagesink] race condition when creating first image ...
  • 339366 : [playbin] hangs if suburi file type cannot be determined
  • 355914 : libvisual causes xvimagesink: assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOU...
  • 363118 : gst_riff_create_video_caps() should also store variant in...
  • 363607 : xvimagesink xwindow_draw_border() slowness
  • 336301 : [playbin] can't handle RTSP source
  • 337026 : oggmux doesn't set EOS properly
  • 337031 : vorbisdec outputs too much data
  • 340049 : New BaseRTPAudioPayloader class to -base
  • 348264 : Theora encoding, Ogg muxing don't handle discontinuities
  • 354773 : xvimage assumes that XV_COLORKEY can be set in RGB888 format
  • 355917 : libvisual plugin is broken
  • 355935 : multifdsink doesn't allow setting maximums (soft, hard) i...
  • 357038 : [ffmpegcolorspace] RGBA handling broken
  • 357215 : [playbin] buffering notification not quite right yet
  • 357289 : [riff] riff parser can't detect aac audio stream
  • 357404 : [playbin] Linking can fail silently
  • 357531 : [subparse] problem if markup is not closed
  • 357577 : [playbin] regression: buffering still images broken
  • 357591 : Avoid compiler warning with uclibc and -Werror
  • 357613 : XvStopVideo in xvimagesink
  • 357800 : [libvisual] doesn't pass audio data to libvisual 0.4.0 co...
  • 359580 : tcpserversink and dataprotocol assert for multipart streams
  • 361095 : Fixes compiling with forte: warning clean up (part 3)
  • 361456 : [basertppayload] Memory leak
  • 361634 : sink- > ringbuffer NULL in BaseAudioSink's setcaps()
  • 361984 : [subparse] doesn't accept .srt file that doesn't start wi...
  • 366334 : [PATCH] Windows vs8 fixes
  • 368273 : Using the remove signal on multifdsink is not threadsafe
  • 368310 : include file gstbasertpaudiopayload.h not included for r...
  • 369482 : [typefind] MPEG system streams get recognized as mp3 files
  • 370092 : [PATCH] Decodebin v2 : Implementation
  • 377183 : regression: no eos when playing ogg vorbis files
  • 381219 : bad debugging code left in audiorate
  • 382223 : [decodebin] more delayed linking
  • 382269 : Typefind detects mpeg video clip as audio/mpeg
  • 335635 : Add an Ogg/Vorbis retagging element
  • 341681 : [textoverlay] flickering with continuously timestamped text
  • 342228 : [alsa] Recognize " Front " as a Master channel
  • 357330 : [subparse] some sami parser minor but enhanced patch
  • 357532 : [gsttag] vorbistag doesn't handle dates that include time...
  • 359237 : [typefinding] doesn't recognize XML files shorter than 25...
  • 362845 : [subparse] add support for tmplayer format
  • 357977 : [videorate] new segment start is not respected
  • 364812 : [PATCH] oggmux release pad does not remove pad
  • 364856 : pngenc stride problems
  • 372507 : Mac build fixes

API changes

  • API additions
    • Add new interface GstVideoOrientation
    • gst_base_rtp_depayload_push_ts
    • gst_base_rtp_depayload_push
    • add dropped_buffers to the get-stats GValueArray for multifdsink
    • gst_ring_buffer_commit_full

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins-base in the gst-plugins-base 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-base 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.

Applications

Contributors to this release

  • David Schleef
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Ferenc Gerlits
  • James "Doc" Livingston
  • Jan David Mol
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jonathan Matthew
  • Josep Torre Valles
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Smith
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Renato Filho
  • Sebastien Cote
  • Sergey Scobich
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Ville Syrjala
  • Wim Taymans
  • Young-Ho Cha
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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