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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.16 "Secret Handshakes"

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

  • Moved rtpmanager from -bad to -good
  • Implement SEEKING query in more demuxers and decoders (notably mkv, flv, flac)
  • avimux: adds support to WMA/WMV
  • cairo: Add cairo-based PDF/PS/SVG encoder element (cairorender)
  • dv1394src: fix element for live usage
  • effectv: new elements: rippletv, streaktv, radioactv, optv
  • flacdec: fix intermittent FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_ABORTED errors when seeking
  • flacenc: fix issue with broken duration / sample count into flac header in some cases
  • flvmux: lots of fixes and improvements
  • id3demux: fix parsing of unsync'ed ID3 v2.4 tags and frames
  • matroska: add kate subtitle support, add/improve WMA/WMV handling and read bluray PGS subpicture streams
  • multipartdemux: support more mime types, do proper flow aggregation
  • pulsesrc: cleanups, report real latency, set the default slave method to skew
  • qtdemux: support for agsm, misc. tag reading fixes
  • rtp: new QDM2 and CELT depayloaders; fix SVQ3 depayloader and make it autopluggable
  • souphttpsrc: Only assume seekability if the server provides Content-Length
  • v4l2: add v4l2sink element, open device in NULL->READY, optional gudev support
  • v4l2src: fix 'hang' with some cameras caused by bad timestamping if no framerate is available
  • videomixer: add RGB format support; fix I420 blending

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 331420 : No PDF/PostScript/SVG encoder in GStreamer yet.
  • 499242 : [patch] workaround the broken tags encoding for mp3 files
  • 521625 : [plugin-move] move rtpmanager from -bad to -good
  • 560033 : [v4l2src] returns caps with a range where max == min
  • 564100 : [avidemux] premature EOS streaming mjpeg file with JUNK tags
  • 564501 : [rtph264pay] bytestream scan mode operation is not reliable
  • 567983 : [avidemux] SAMPLE.AVI fails to play in push mode
  • 577017 : Videomixer blend bgra and ayuv
  • 577318 : rtspsrc appears to be leaking memory
  • 578052 : gstavidemux: support seeking and duration query in default format
  • 578166 : libgstwaveform, gstwaveformsink.c " BYTE " instead of " byte "
  • 578612 : [flacdec] seek on flac file sometimes triggers flac decoder ABORT
  • 580214 : Equalizer starts distorting the sound after a while.
  • 580732 : AVIMUX needs mappings for Windows Media codecs
  • 582153 : rtpmp4vpay does not payload mp4v stream depayloaded with rtpmp4vdepay
  • 582169 : [multipartdemux] Segmentation fault on empty content
  • 582462 : souphttpsrc should set caps for " audio/L16 " mime_type
  • 583593 : Updates for SunAudio plugin
  • 583640 : [v4lsrc/v4l2src] add support for better device detection with libgudev
  • 584455 : [flacenc] sometimes writes broken flac files
  • 584613 : rtpvrawpay seems to produce fixed-length packets padded with random data
  • 585205 : [rtpmp4gdepay?] Unable to play audio from one specific radio station stream
  • 585361 : [gstwaveformsink.c] 'byte' is not defined in MSVCRT
  • 585559 : buffer-list support for rtph264pay, rtpjpegpay and rtpmp4vpay
  • 585576 : [souphttpsrc] initially reports all servers as seekable
  • 585630 : [PATCH] Don't try to test flacdec if it's not build
  • 585699 : GNOME Goal: Remove deprecated glib symbols
  • 585757 : Remove deprecated GTK+ symbols from unused code
  • 585828 : audioamplify should support more formats
  • 585831 : audioamplify should support no clipping
  • 586397 : gstudpnetutils.h fails to build on FreeBSD
  • 587426 : non fast-start mov files fail to play from http locations
  • 587680 : rtp/ts does not repackage cleanly to rtp; mpegvideoparse/rtpmpvpay: timing issues
  • 587826 : gstavidemux.c: s/GST_DISABLE_DEBUG/GST_DISABLE_GST_DEBUG
  • 587982 : [udp] uninitialized variable in gst_udp_get_addr function
  • 587983 : [avidemux] assert format failed
  • 588148 : [id3demux] APIC tag not found mp3 file
  • 588349 : [effectv] Add new optv effect filter
  • 588359 : [effectv] Add radioactv effect filter
  • 588368 : [effectv] Add streaktv effect filter
  • 588483 : [flacenc] write padding metadata block
  • 588695 : [effectv] Add rippletv effect filter
  • 588777 : [souphttpsrc] don't try to authenticate if no username/password is set
  • 589056 : [qtdemux] no audio in videos from Aiptek camera
  • 589365 : [pulsesink] pa_stream_get_sink_input_info() failed: Invalid argument
  • 589423 : [flacdec] Implement SEEKING query
  • 589424 : [flvdemux] Implement SEEKING query
  • 589459 : [pulsesink] Fix a couple error messages that mentioned incorrect function names.
  • 590038 : pulsesink: pa_timing_info- > configured_sink_usec requires pulse 0.9.11
  • 590280 : [v4l2] add v4l2sink
  • 590401 : GstPulseSrc's pulse probe is not initialized correctly
  • 590447 : [flvmux] crashes when writing index with < = 128 entries
  • 590970 : [souphttpsrc] better fix for compiler warning fix
  • 591451 : [v4l2] causes hanging stream when VIDIOC_G_PARM is not supported
  • 591476 : Possible leak in rtpbin
  • 591712 : [dvdec] sets top field first not bottom field first on pal interlaced content
  • 591747 : [v4l2src] should clear formats list when it closes the device
  • 591951 : pipelines/simple-launch-lines check segfaults with libjpeg 7
  • 592232 : [qtdemux] QT style string tag extraction fails
  • 592530 : Get only glitches and noise trying to play a gsm file
  • 593015 : pa_stream_flush() seems to cause sync issues
  • 585911 : matroskademux seems to leak large amounts of memory when seeking (skipping)
  • 576378 : [matroskamux] add support for WMA2 and WMV2
  • 564437 : rtpjpegdepay was unable to handle frame dimensions greater than 2040
  • 582515 : Quicktime file with PCM audio does not play correctly
  • 583048 : [patch] jpegdec: support for larger pictures
  • 583371 : pulsesink: Print message on underflows
  • 583803 : pngdec: mismatched g_malloc/free
  • 584981 : Gstreamer wavparse Could not demultiplex stream
  • 585056 : regression: no more sound in my H.264+AAC clips
  • 585549 : Add RTP blocksize functionality to rtspsrc element
  • 585842 : Support for GstBufferList in gstmultiudpsink


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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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

  • Alex Ugarte
  • Ali Sabil
  • Arnout Vandecappelle
  • Benjamin Gaignard
  • Branko Subasic
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian Schaller
  • Colin Guthrie
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Elaine Xiong
  • Filippo Argiolas
  • Ghislain 'Aus' Lacroix
  • Hans de Goede
  • Håvard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jens Granseuer
  • John Keeping
  • Jonathan Tellier
  • Josep Torra
  • Julien Moutte
  • Kipp Cannon
  • Koop Mast
  • Krzysztof Błaszkowski
  • Laurent Glayal
  • Luc Deschenaux
  • Luis Menina
  • Lutz Mueller
  • Marc Leeman
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Marvin Schmidt
  • Ognyan Tonchev
  • Ole André Vadla Ravnås
  • Olivier Crête
  • Patrick Radizi
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Philip Jägenstedt
  • Philippe Normand
  • Rob Clark
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vincent Penquerc'h
  • Wim Taymans
  • Youness Alaoui
  • Zaheer Merali
  • Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
  • Руслан Ижбулатов

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