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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.9 "I walk the line"

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
  • Subtitle fixes
  • Support for images in tags
  • Playback improvements
  • Gnomevfssrc now supports burn:// uris
  • Videoscale now supports more RGBA formats
  • Multifdsink improvements
  • Testsuite can now generate coverage information

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 347296 : Problems with clocks on alsasrc hangs the application
  • 347295 : [vorbisdec] Pushes before being initialized
  • 329798 : [playbin] doesn't always give correct error message for m...
  • 342085 : [alsasink] doesn't set buffer-time correctly
  • 342789 : [audioresample] doesn't clear state when stopped, causing...
  • 343303 : [subparse] workaround for bad entities in sami parser
  • 343385 : [gnomevfs] add support for burn:// URIs
  • 343500 : [riff] gst_riff_parse_strf_vids() can't parse extra data.
  • 343699 : oggmux leaks
  • 344503 : [subparse] parse font face property in sami parser.
  • 345131 : [PATCH] videoscale support for 32-bit RGB-formats
  • 345206 : [textoverlay] crash with non-UTF8 input
  • 345225 : [theoradec] Clipping for exact seeking
  • 345641 : [API] [libgsttag] add enums for image tag type
  • 345879 : [riff] won't play a .wmv file with WMVA video stream
  • 346581 : [typefinding] recognise text/html
  • 347514 : vorbisenc test often fails under valgrind
  • 347221 : [audioconvert] channel remapping does not work right
  • 347304 : Massive leaks with xvimagesink
  • 346527 : alsasrc get_range does not respect requested size


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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We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests.

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

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Andy Wingo
  • Cody Russell
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Lutz Mueller
  • Michael Sheldon
  • Michael Smith
  • Philip Jaegenstedt
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Young-Ho Cha

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