Release notes for
GStreamer Base Plugins 1.0.3
The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new bug-fix release
in the 1.x stable series of the
core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.
The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users.
It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.10.x series.
It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.10.x series and
will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.
This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other
plugins, and helper libraries. It also includes essential elements such
as audio and video format converters, and higher-level components like playbin,
decodebin, encodebin, and discoverer.
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
This module contains elements for, among others:
Other modules containing plugins are:
- device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
- containers: ogg
- codecs: vorbis, theora
- text: textoverlay, subparse
- sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, giosrc
- network: tcp
- typefind functions
- audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioresample, volume
- visualisation: libvisual
- video processing: videoconvert, videoscale
- high-level components: playbin, uridecodebin, decodebin, encodebin, discoverer
- libraries: app, audio, fft, pbutils, riff, rtp, rtsp, sdp, tag, video
- contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
- contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for
- contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the
rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation
and/or unit tests
- contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)
Features of this release
- typefind: detect isml ftyp as iso-fragmented video/quicktime
- typefinding improvements fixing playback of some wavpack files
- textoverlay rendering fixes
- gobject-introspection annotation fixes
Bugs fixed in this release
: rtsp: http tunneling does not work
: ogg: crash checking header of empty ogg packet
: exiftag: fix use after free and memory leak
: vorbistag: fix memory leak
: GstRTSPConnection: a number of methods not annotated correctly
: textoverlay:forward allocation queries instead of discarding
: rtspconnection: remove extra 'return'
: GstRTSPMessage: fix GI annotations
: textoverlay: aborts when shading is enabled but not supported for the current video format
: typefinding: some WavPack files are mis-detected as AAC and fail to play
: videodecoder: add getter for QoS proportion
: rtsp: missing g-i annotation for gst_rtsp_message_set_body
: pbutils missing description for Opus codec
: pango: fix shadow text color
- API additions
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 https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.
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).
There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.
Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. 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
- Andoni Morales Alastruey
- Jihyun Cho
- Jonathan Liu
- Miguel Angel Cabrera Moya
- Ognyan Tonchev
- Rasmus Rohde
- Sebastian Dröge
- Sreerenj Balachandran
- Thiago Santos
- Tim-Philipp Müller
- Wim Taymans