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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plug-ins 0.10.3 "Desplazado"

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:

gst-plugins-base
contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
gst-plugins-ugly
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for distributors
gst-plugins-bad
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect

Features of this release

  • Annodex/CMML support
  • RTSP and RTP enhancements
  • HAL configured audio device support
  • FLAC, Matroska, AVI, WAV, ID3, APE, DV and JPEG plugin improvements
  • Recognise SSA/ASS and USF subtitles in Matroska files
  • Fixes for ESD and SunAudio output plugins
  • More uniform plugin descriptions
  • IceCast metadata reading plugin added
  • New plugins ported from 0.8: OSX audio, AVI muxer, X-Windows input, WAV encoder, Gdk-Pixbuf image decoder, Smoke decoder, Video colour balance
  • Lots of bug fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 335067 : RTSP src not working with WMServer servers
  • 333657 : Replacing icy demuxing in gnomevfssrc
  • 329106 : HAL sound device wrapper plugins
  • 337749 : totem (gstreamer) crashes when playing an avi file
  • 330885 : avidemux does not handle eos at end of seek-region
  • 337364 : faulty GObject macros
  • 337625 : [patch] Streaming support for wavparse
  • 150363 : [pngdec] doesn't handle grayscale or paletted
  • 154744 : Time slider does not work with avi videos from Cannon SD100
  • 161712 : [auparse] .au files don't play in playbin
  • 313266 : [wavparse] will not play DTS stream in malformed WAV
  • 319183 : rtspsrc filter sometimes uses an odd port for rtp
  • 319986 : annodex decoding and encoding support
  • 323721 : [id3demux] read in replaygain information from RVA2 frame...
  • 323880 : " Seek in ready " for dvdemux
  • 325191 : problem with auparse or mulawdec, choppy esd playback
  • 326160 : videobalance not ported to new GstVideoFilter
  • 327658 : " Seek in ready " support for wavparse plugin
  • 328327 : gst-plugins-good fail to compile with gcc 4.1
  • 329107 : Profile support for gconfaudiosink
  • 330239 : Crash playing any song from a particular album over rhyth...
  • 330678 : Unable to play .fli files
  • 331253 : Critical warnings when using cddacdiosrc
  • 331368 : Gstreamer doesn't recognise tags
  • 331385 : [alpha] state change function returns a constant
  • 331672 : Another file that gstreamer can't read the tags on
  • 331905 : [jpeg] smokedec not ported
  • 331917 : [pngdec] does not support files with png streams
  • 332031 : [PATCH] avimux ported to 0.10
  • 332547 : [wavparse] does not support multichannel wavs
  • 333070 : [id3demux] reads unicode tags incorrectly where .8 did it...
  • 333302 : [apedemux] some WavPack files with APE tags fail to play ...
  • 333392 : [sunaudio] unused variables break CVS build with -Werror
  • 333512 : [PATCH] Fix gst_pad_new_from_template (gst_static_pad_tem...
  • 333624 : invalid get_times implementation in gstdynudpsink
  • 333784 : [patch] unref the result of gst_pad_get_parent
  • 334083 : [jpegdec] wrong durations set on buffers after seeking in...
  • 334522 : avi of mpeg4 video and adpcm audio from digital camera re...
  • 334732 : [id3demux] mp3 fails to play because typefinding thinks i...
  • 334995 : [goom] zoom filter leaked
  • 335231 : [wavparse] incorrect way to calculate seek position with ...
  • 335755 : rhythmbox import crasher - png?
  • 335858 : Video playback out of sync
  • 335958 : [speexenc] doesn't work
  • 336110 : move taglib-based ID3 muxer to -good
  • 336602 : plugins need better/univied descriptions
  • 336756 : move ximagesrc to gst-plugins-good
  • 336889 : [avidemux] index creation might fail with some non-indexe...
  • 336904 : Problem playing some AVI file when splitting large chunks...
  • 337033 : [speex] can't seek in speex-encoded audio
  • 337183 : [matroska] " caps not real subset " when playing audio files
  • 337294 : AVI files downloaded from vidoe.google.com won't play
  • 337421 : [sunaudiosink] some fixes
  • 337609 : [flacdec] can't play .flac files where header says total_...
  • 338290 : [flacdec] segment seek not supported
  • 338713 : [id3demux] TCO genre tags (id3v2.2) don't get read by gst...
  • 338715 : [shout2send] fix crash on error and tags received before ...
  • 338716 : [wavenc] " not negotiated " error with CVS core
  • 338810 : [matroskademux] blocks on segmenting seek (and other seek...
  • 339446 : [matroska] can't play file if details come before type in...
  • 339451 : [matroska] enhancement for VfW compatibility cases
  • 339678 : [matroskamux] wrong timestamps of B-frames
  • 340346 : [matroskamux] blocks upon muxing video and vorbis-audio
  • 319884 : rtpamrdec discards non-transmitted frames

Download

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 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-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.

Applications

Contributors to this release

  • Alessandro Decina
  • Andy Wingo
  • Benjamin Pineau)
  • Brian Cameron
  • Christian Schaller
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Fabrizio Gennari
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Josef Zlomek
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Jürg Billeter
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Michael Dominic K.
  • Michael Smith
  • Philippe Kalaf
  • Philippe Valembois
  • Ryan Lortie (desrt)
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Tommi Myöhänen
  • Wim Taymans
  • Wouter Paesen).
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali
  • j^

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