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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.4 "Power"

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

  • Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
  • Threadsafe design and API
  • (Experimental) QoS support
  • oggmuxer now creates 100% valid streams for Theora, Vorbis and Speex
  • documentation updates
  • better support for subtitles (seeking)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 310202 : [subtitles] < i > < /i > tags and others should be supported i...
  • 312439 : XVideo output doesn't work on remote displays (probably r...
  • 321271 : audio output is truncated at EOS
  • 321650 : Can't decode this ogm file
  • 325732 : [oggdemux] problem when seeking to time less than 4s with...
  • 325972 : [typefinding] doesn't recognise this mp3
  • 326720 : [alsasink] doesn't support more than 2 channels anymore
  • 330711 : [ffmpegcolorspace] problems with palettized RGB (fencount...
  • 330789 : gstbaseaudiosink causes noise on seeking
  • 330888 : Fix build with gcc 2.95 (again)
  • 331295 : gnomevfssink doesn't respect umask when creating files
  • 331526 : 3GP type detection is too simple
  • 331678 : Decodebin is not reusable within a single pipeline (as in...
  • 331690 : playbin won't play my stream
  • 331763 : [alsamixer] unmute sets the volume to 100%
  • 331765 : [alsamixer] mixer applet slider doesn't want to move from...
  • 331903 : [videorate] doesnt handle input caps of framerate=0/1 sanely
  • 332778 : [ogmparse] " Already an existing pad " WARNING
  • 332964 : random crashes in mp3_type_find
  • 333254 : theora encoder does not set IN_CAPS flag properly
  • 333352 : [gnomevfssink] reports disk full as generic error
  • 333488 : Allow for palette < 256 colours in AVI files
  • 333510 : [PATCH] Fix gst_pad_new_from_template (gst_static_pad_tem...
  • 333545 : [riff] set depth on wma caps to make asfdemux and pitfdll...
  • 333663 : [patch] unref the result of gst_pad_get_parent
  • 333900 : [typefind] cannot play a particular mp3 file
  • 334112 : variable not initialized
  • 334129 : Disable frame dropping for now
  • 317038 : use default channel layout if none is specified in multic...
  • 319340 : [cdparanoia] uncorrected-error signal never fired

API changes

  • API additions
    • GstTextOverlay::halignment
    • GstTextOverlay::valignment


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

  • Andy Wingo
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Edward Hervey
  • Fabrizio Gennari
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Mathieu Garcia
  • Michael Smith
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Tommi Myöhänen
  • Wim Taymans

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