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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plugins 1.4.2

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce a bugfix release of the stable 1.4 release series. The 1.4 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.2 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework that contains new features. The 1.4.x bugfix releases only contain important bugfixes compared to 1.4.0.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows are provided by the GStreamer project for this release.

The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the 0.10.x series. It can, however, be installed in parallel with the 0.10.x series and will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.

The stable 1.4.x release series is API and ABI compatible with 1.0.x and any other 1.x release series in the future. Compared to 1.0.x it contains some new features and more intrusive changes that were considered too risky as a bugfix.

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

A collection of plugins you'd want to have right next to you on the battlefield. Shooting sharp and making no mistakes, these plugins 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 plugin 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 plugins that we consider to have good quality code, correct functionality, our preferred license (LGPL for the plugin code, LGPL or LGPL-compatible for the supporting library). We believe distributors can safely ship these plugins. People writing elements should base their code on these elements.

Other modules containing plugins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation and/or unit tests
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 719359 : vp8dec: Doesn't handle changes in resolution
  • 733607 : v4l2transform: Rank should have been NONE
  • 734266 : vp8dec: fails when input format changes
  • 735520 : aacparse: skip valid ADTS/LOAS frames
  • 735804 : smpte: Creates incomplete raw video caps
  • 735833 : matroskademux: parse error at end of file
  • 735859 : videomixer: Dynamically changing the FPS leads to an incorrect buffer time
  • 736192 : avidemux: some AVI files crash (regression)
  • 736266 : wavparse: error in reading adtl chunk
  • 736384 : v4l2sink: pool not unreffed after usage
  • 736670 : v4l2allocator: O_CLOEXEC needs _GNU_SOURCE
  • 736805 : multipartdemux leaks new stream events
  • 736807 : rtpbin: pad leaked in error case
  • 735660 : v4l2: fix new v4l2 code not working with certain devices (regression)


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

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).

Find us on IRC at #gstreamer.


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

  • Andrei Sarakeev
  • Hans de Goede
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jose Antonio Santos Cadenas
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Nicolas Huet
  • Ognyan Tonchev
  • Peter Korsgaard
  • Ravi Kiran K N
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Tom Greenwood
  • Wim Taymans

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