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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plugins 1.8.2

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the second bugfix release in the stable 1.8 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.8.1. For a full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.

See /releases/1.8/ 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:
gst-plugins-good
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
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
gst-libav
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 765534 : encoding-profile: Remove codec_data and streamheader fields from constraint caps
  • 765538 : codec-utils: Don't put level=0 into the caps
  • 765541 : smartencoder: Only accept TIME segments for real
  • 765684 : opusdec: Won't negotiate sampling rate anymore
  • 765706 : opusdec: caps leak in gst_opus_dec_negotiate()
  • 765708 : encoding-profile: Make creation of encoding profile from discoverer info more robust
  • 766204 : sdp: rtpjpegdepay regression: Does not extract frame dimensions from SDP anymore
  • 766265 : opusdec with FEC breaks when packet sizes change
  • 766510 : videosink: test_video_center_rect raise a warning when turning on debug
  • 766515 : playbin: fix suburidecodebin leak
  • 767163 : video-color: Fix colorimetry IS_UNKNOWN

Download

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 git.freedesktop.org .

Homepage

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.

Developers

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

  • Guillaume Desmottes
  • Hyunjun Ko
  • Olivier Crête
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stian Selnes
  • Thiago Santos

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