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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.8 "Moar gij ziet mij nie"

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
  • alsasink probing fixes
  • xvimagesink error reporting fixes
  • subtitle fixes
  • adder fixes
  • vorbis multichannel fixes
  • multifdsink streamheader fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 169936 : [subparse] support for SAMI subtitles
  • 315312 : Gstreamer Xv uses RGB instead of YUV.
  • 334002 : video4linux shouldn't depend on X in configure script
  • 336881 : [libvisual] additional support for libvisual-0.4
  • 337544 : [xvimagesink] Internal Error when image is too large
  • 339520 : [subparse] add " encoding " property
  • 340909 : [alsasink] can't enable spdif output
  • 341542 : some users have an assertion failed: (GST_VIDEO_SINK_WIDT...
  • 341562 : audioconvert doesn't list formats in order of preference
  • 341696 : audioconvert crashes if converting from a format with no ...
  • 341719 : bisection algorithm in ogg doesn't bisect in some cases
  • 341732 : [alsasink] doesn't query supported sample rates
  • 341873 : [alsasink] minor memory leak, uses unprotected static var...
  • 342143 : [subparse] sami parser needs to escape characters
  • 342181 : [alsa] add property probe interface to alsasink and alsasrc
  • 342268 : [playbin] add 'subtitle-encoding' property
  • 342345 : [riff] Elephant's Dream AVI does not play, JUNK chunk bef...
  • 342566 : Building without GTK+ fails
  • 343397 : H.264/AAC movie deadlocks with totem in gstreamer code, p...
  • 339935 : [adder] dead-locks when adding sink pads in PAUSED state


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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Please submit patches via bugzilla as well.

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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

  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien Moutte
  • Martin Szulecki
  • Michael Smith
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Young-Ho Cha
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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