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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.17 "They used to sparkle"

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

  • RTP improvements
  • Support automatic cropping in videobox
  • Add TTL multicast UDP property
  • AVI demux push mode fixes and performance improvements
  • Support large and unusual chunks sizes in wav
  • Quicktime demuxer improvements
  • JPEG decode fixes and speedups
  • Support interlaced Y4M file output
  • DV demuxer improvements
  • Pulseaudio fixes and improvements
  • Support Pulseaudio PLAY/PAUSE requests
  • speexdec improvements
  • FLV demuxer improvements
  • Fix audio noise in the Equalizer plugin, and other improvements
  • Fix compilation on OS/X Snow Leopard
  • AVI muxer fixes
  • Support MPEG V4L2 devices and improve timestamping
  • Better jpeg2k support
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 597848 : " Media Player Classic " won't play certain files produced by avimux.
  • 588245 : TTL is never applied with udpsink/udpmultisink
  • 368681 : avimux + vbr lame always out of sync
  • 458629 : [avidemux] high memory usage for many index entries
  • 561825 : Problem with RTCP thread using freed objects
  • 581334 : [qtdemux] Add support for embedded subtitles
  • 582238 : [videobox] Add support for autocrop to caps
  • 590362 : [v4l2src] x264enc ! qtmux fails because of missing frame duration
  • 591713 : [y4menc] interlaced support
  • 593354 : rtpjitterbuffer sometimes outputs packets with timestamps in the past
  • 593391 : [rtpsession] : rtp_session_on_timeout : Invalid read of size 4
  • 593688 : effectv can no longer be compiled with gcc 3
  • 593757 : [qtdemux] Lack of support for QualComm PureVoice
  • 593764 : [v4l2src] format ordering: put emulated formats behind native formats
  • 593955 : rtpjitterbuffer: clock_rate can change between its check and its use
  • 594039 : missing unref in rtpsource / leak
  • 594133 : [rtspsrc] leaks authentication info
  • 594247 : missing math.h include in rtpjpegdepay
  • 594248 : Use locked-state on internal rtp-bin to avoid shutdown-state-race
  • 594251 : Avoid throwing out reordered packets with the same timestamp
  • 594253 : jitterbuf: Only post a warning of clock-rate changed if it is changed from something initialized
  • 594254 : propagate the pt-type-changed signal
  • 594283 : rtpbin: make free_session() remove dangling stream references
  • 594298 : Check if libsoup has SSL support before running HTTPS test in souphttpsrc testsuite
  • 594490 : gstrtpbin always uses pt to demux
  • 594520 : multipartmux: mark data buffer as delta-unit
  • 594599 : videobox: converts AYUV to I420 incorrectly
  • 594663 : Patch for multifilesink
  • 594691 : rtph263pay: leak
  • 595029 : pulse elements fail to connect to pulse 0.9.9
  • 595220 : gstreamer crashes on pulseaudio latency change
  • 595231 : [pulsesink] Lowers volume after every new track
  • 595888 : qtdemux plugin should not return value from void function
  • 595897 : Problem linking videomixer
  • 595942 : [qtdemux] issue with corrupted 3gp file
  • 596319 : [qtdemux] fails to parse pixel aspect ratio data
  • 597091 : [flvdemux] not outputting no-more-pads causes playbin2 to fail badly on streamed single-stream flv
  • 597214 : [avidemux] Fix printf formats to avoid warnings in avidemux
  • 597348 : [qtdemux] Cast variables passed to printf to avoid warnings about incorrect formats
  • 597351 : [jpegdec] segfaults on a specific picture
  • 597397 : equalizer is non deterministic
  • 597463 : [pulsesrc] has no lower bound for fragment size
  • 597601 : [pulsesink] needs to take control of minreq value
  • 597730 : osssrc rank should be secondary, just like osssink
  • 597847 : Windows Media Player won't play large files produced by avimux
  • 597867 : Plugins good do not build on Ubuntu Hardy (kernel 2.6.24)
  • 598377 : rtpmanager: only forward the lost event to the last seen payloadnumber
  • 598517 : [jpegdec] Regression supporting 4:2:2 jpeg videos
  • 598810 : wavenc: Fix buffer offset by moving length incrementation
  • 598933 : [pulse] Fix the StreamVolume interface not being advertised
  • 601381 : v4l2: Make sure to initialize variables before using them


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

Support and Bugs

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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
  • Andy Wingo
  • Arnout Vandecappelle
  • Bastien Nocera
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian F.K. Schaller
  • David Henningsson
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Gabriel Millaire
  • Havard Graff
  • Håvard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jarkko Palviainen
  • Josep Torra
  • Laurent Glayal
  • Lennart Poettering
  • Marc Leeman
  • Marc-André Lureau
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Marvin Schmidt
  • Michael Smith
  • Olivier Crête
  • Pau Garcia i Quiles
  • Peter Kjellerstedt
  • Priit Laes
  • René Stadler
  • Robert Swain
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sjoerd Simons
  • Stefan Kost
  • Stephen Jungels
  • Stig Sandnes
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Merali

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