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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.14 "Light Years Ahead"

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:
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Audio dither and noise-shaping when reducing bit-depth
  • RTSP and SDP helper libraries added
  • Experimental buffering element "queue2" now supports pull-mode and file-based buffering.
  • Support for more 32-bit video pixel layouts
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
  • Threadsafe design and API

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 380625 : [x*imagesink] add 'handle-expose' property
  • 385527 : oggmux sometimes gets DELTA flag on output wrong near start
  • 402076 : videoscale 4-tap method broken for downscaling
  • 437169 : [xvimagesink] add property to disable Xv double-buffering
  • 441264 : queue2 support to do buffering on a file
  • 442553 : [v4lsrc] doesn't output segments in GST_FORMAT_TIME
  • 442557 : [videorate] doesn't handle latency queries
  • 442944 : Audiotestsrc can overflow on seeks
  • 444523 : [queue2] Pull mode support
  • 444630 : Compilation error with fsseko (from gstqueue2.c) -- unabl...
  • 445505 : [queue2] It does not work in pull mode with oggdemux
  • 446551 : [queue2] Buffering is not working properly if it is set t...
  • 446572 : [queue2] Division by zero
  • 446972 : warning when compiling gstoggdemux.c
  • 449156 : Regression in CVS for decodebin2
  • 450875 : Missing files in po/
  • 451707 : [tag] UTF-8 in ID3v1 tag not correctly decoded
  • 451908 : [ffmpegcolorspace] regression: doesn't accept GST_VIDEO_C...
  • 454264 : Playbin fails to " play " image url after a movie url
  • 456656 : [API] Addition of audio buffer clipping function to gstaudio
  • 460978 : gst_audio_buffer_clip outputs warnings
  • 152864 : [PATCH] GstAlsaMixer doesn't support signals
  • 360246 : [audioconvert] Optionally apply dithering
  • 394061 : Add support for Subviewer subtitles
  • 420326 : Base payloader class has wrong property types and ranges
  • 451145 : [vorbisdec] errors out on 0-sized packets
  • 459204 : [PATCH] [playbin] gst_play_base_bin_get_streaminfo_value_...

API changes

  • API additions
    • RTSP and SDP libraries added
    • gst_rtsp_base64_decode_ip
    • Add buffer clipping function gst_audio_buffer_clip for raw audio buffers. Fixes #456656.
    • gst_mixer_get_mixer_flags
    • gst_mixer_message_parse_mute_toggled
    • gst_mixer_message_parse_record_toggled
    • gst_mixer_message_parse_volume_changed
    • gst_mixer_message_parse_option_changed
    • GstMixerMessageType
    • GstMixerFlags


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 .


The project's website is

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Contributors to this release

  • Andy Wingo
  • Bastien Nocera
  • Dan Williams
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jorn Baayen
  • Michael Smith
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thiago Sousa Santos
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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