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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plugins 1.10.2

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the second bugfix release in the stable 1.10 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.10.x. For a full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.

See /releases/1.10/ for the full release notes.

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 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, 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
Other modules containing plugins are:
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
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)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 774911 : mikey: gst_mikey_message_new_from_caps does not generate a correct message
  • 774585 : videotimecode: Fix incorrect nsec_since_daily_jam calculation
  • 774902 : typefind: out of bounds memory read in windows_icon_typefind
  • 775224 : subtitleoverlay: Caps memory leak when failing to get sinkpad from subtitle renderer


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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.


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
  • Garima Gaur
  • Matthew Waters
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Ulf Olsson
  • Vivia Nikolaidou

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