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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.1 "Li"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Good 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.

"Such ingratitude. After all the times I've saved your life."

A collection of plug-ins you'd want to have right next to you on the battlefield. Shooting sharp and making no mistakes, these plug-ins have it all: good looks, good code, and good licensing. Documented and dressed up in tests. If you're looking for a role model to base your own plug-in on, here it is.

If you find a plot hole or a badly lip-synced line of code in them, let us know - it is a matter of honour for us to ensure Blondie doesn't look like he's been walking 100 miles through the desert without water.

This module contains a set of plug-ins that we consider to have good quality code, correct functionality, our preferred license (LGPL for the plug-in code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). We believe distributors can safely ship these plug-ins. People writing elements should base their code on these elements.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
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
  • new id3 demuxer (replaces the mad one in gst-plugins-ugly)
  • memleak fixes in avidemux, wavparse, level, smoke
  • ports of multipart,
  • fixes in flacdec, flxdec, rtp
  • documentation updates on videomixer
  • added new sunaudiosink, gconfaudiosrc and gconfvideosrc elements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 321269 : add sunaudio to 0.9
  • 322769 : The ID3 tag of this file is a segfaulter
  • 323021 : sockfd property to udpsrc/dynudpsink elements
  • 322975 : erroneous audio specs in flac plugin
  • 323226 : block/crash on id3 v2 tags when using big blocksize
  • 323717 : < netinet/in.h > inclusion necessary on some systems
  • 323718 : [oss] does not build on OpenBSD 3.8 because of hardcoded ...
  • 323896 : pngdec/videomixer negotation problem in 0.10
  • 324011 : Invalid payload type definition for some rtp payloaders
  • 324012 : Invalid caps on rtpspeexpay element
  • 325504 : [flacdec] gst_flac_dec_convert_src [mis]uses g_assert
  • 325974 : [gst0.10] doesn't correctly gets the tags on a mp3
  • 326612 : Serious memory leak in level plugin
  • 326618 : memleak fix in smokeenc

API changes

  • API additions
    • device-name property on ossmixer subclasses
    • GstUDPSrc::sockfd property


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-good in the gst-plugins-good 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-good 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
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian Schaller
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Michael Smith
  • Philippe Khalaf
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zeeshan Ali

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