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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.2 "Papa was a rolling stone"

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 libcdio based CDDA reading element
  • APE tag reader ported
  • ID3 tag reading fixes
  • Sun Audio Sink fixes
  • GOOM and gconf element fixes
  • lots of bug and leak fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 328336 : silence warings which make dvdec / dvdemux unusable
  • 315557 : Internal event problem with MP3s from
  • 323327 : [cdio] port cddasrc to 0.10
  • 325148 : Bugs in G711 RTP packetization logic
  • 325649 : apetag plugin needs porting to 0.10
  • 326446 : check that all elements in -good pass queries they can't ...
  • 326602 : id3demux is not compiling without ZLIB
  • 326683 : build problem caused by AS_LIBTOOL_TAGS([CXX])
  • 326736 : gconf(audio|video)sink response to key changes
  • 326864 : [wavparse] time to bytes format conversion broken
  • 327009 : [esdsink] won't compile with includes in non-standard prefix
  • 327765 : [sunaudio] fixes for mixer and stuttering mp3 playback
  • 327825 : [matroskamux] Matroska muxer deadlock
  • 327871 : [videobox] crash when cropping
  • 328241 : id3demux emits NULL date for year tags
  • 328264 : Fix build with gcc 2.95
  • 328452 : Rhytmbox crashes with 0.10.1
  • 328531 : [matroskamux] doesn't send newsegment event, critical war...
  • 329181 : totem crash when using goom effect
  • 329810 : Fails to read ID3 tag
  • 330005 : Please use the autodetect sinks by default
  • 317658 : [cdio] support for cd-text and cd-g


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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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

  • Andy Wingo
  • Brian Cameron
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Gerber
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Michal Benes
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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