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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plugins 1.10.3

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the third 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

  • 758389 : rtsp-url: unescape special chars in user/pass part of URL
  • 771723 : opusdec: too short buffers trigger error instead of PLC
  • 774908 : multifdsink removing slow client corrupts matroska stream
  • 775351 : multihandlesink: buffers-queued is off by one
  • 775459 : oggdemux: Hangs on divx-bandits-sample file
  • 775480 : ssaparse: memory leak in gst_ssa_parse_setcaps
  • 775687 : tagdemux: Crash if getrange/shutdown happen at the same time
  • 775887 : qtdemux/xmptag: memory leak in gst_tag_list_from_xmp_buffer
  • 776403 : gst-play should set GST_GL_XINITHREADS so that XinitThread() is called appropriately
  • 776623 : playbin/playsink fail to use timeoverlay as video-filter
  • 777262 : riff-media: floating point exception in gst_riff_create_audio_caps
  • 777265 : riff: stack overflow in gst_riff_create_audio_caps
  • 777502 : samiparse: heap oob in html_context_handle_element
  • 777525 : floating point exception in gst_riff_create_audio_caps (different than #777262)
  • 777921 : audio-resampler: integer overflow in clamping code


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

  • Carlos Rafael Giani
  • Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Nicolas Dechesne
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stuart Weaver
  • Thibault Saunier
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vincent Penquerc'h

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