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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.16 "Scheduled Interruption"

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

  • Handle newer Theora granule-pos semantics
  • Introducing first alpha version playbin2 - the upcoming successor to playbin
  • Fixes in playbin handling of stream-switching
  • New API for uniform handling of raw-video format buffers.
  • Improvements for RTSP/RTP handling
  • RIFF lib additions for VC-1 and AVC1 fourccs
  • Many other bug-fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 506132 : Review of changes in video/video.h
  • 320984 : [oggdemux] cannot handle multiple chains
  • 373011 : [playbin] throws error when switching off subtitles
  • 436756 : Intermittent crashes in Pidgin in audioclock g_type_class...
  • 462740 : [streamselector] patch to improve default stream selection
  • 486840 : [alsamixer] use _all variants when setting the mixer
  • 497964 : theoraenc test fails
  • 498228 : gst-plugins-base-0.10.15 does not compile on FreeBSD (Gen...
  • 499697 : Provide better pkg-config files
  • 502497 : [subparse] SubRip subtitles starting from 0 not recognised
  • 503440 : The control sockets used by gstrtspconnection.c are never...
  • 503930 : [cdda] warning: 'eos' may be used uninitialized in this f...
  • 506928 : [alsamixer] add " PCM " as master fall back for cards that ...
  • 508138 : [decodebin] does not error out if pad activation fails
  • 509762 : missing file in win32/MANIFEST
  • 511274 : gst_rtp_buffer_get_extension_data is returning FALSE when...
  • 496731 : [PATCH] xvimagesink leaks memory if initialization fails
  • 496761 : [PATCH] RTSP message leaks memory when uninitialized
  • 500763 : SIGSEGV while playing ogg audio file

API changes

  • API additions
    • New GstVideoFormat API and helper functions in libgstvideo
    • gst_base_audio_sink_set_provide_clock()
    • gst_base_audio_sink_get_provide_clock()
    • gst_base_audio_sink_set_slave_method()
    • gst_base_audio_sink_get_slave_method()
    • gst_base_audio_src_set_provide_clock()
    • gst_base_audio_src_get_provide_clock()


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

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).

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Git is hosted on 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.


Contributors to this release

  • Bastien Nocera
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jerone Young
  • Joe Peterson
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Julien Moutte
  • Michael Smith
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Robin Stocker
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Tommi Myöhänen
  • Wim Taymans

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