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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plugins 1.5.91

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the second release candidate for the stable 1.6 release series. The 1.6 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework. The final 1.6.0 release is planned in the next few days unless any major bugs are found.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided separately by the GStreamer project.

"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

  • 661624 : flvmux: overstates the number of metadata elements when 'streamable=true'
  • 736965 : matroskademux: Output raw video in unaligned buffers causing crashing in ORC video conversion code
  • 744420 : splitmuxsink - Deadlock on while starting 2nd fragment on function gst_element_sync_state_with_parent
  • 752106 : flacparse: makes up bogus DTS for audio after seeking
  • 753875 : v4l2transform: fix pad closing
  • 753903 : wavpackdec: fix taglist memory leak
  • 753904 : matroska: read: fix tag list memory leak
  • 753912 : rtspsrc: fix check if DESCRIBE method is supported
  • 754144 : level: regression for channels > 1
  • 754153 : smpte: memory leak
  • 754417 : rtptheoradepay: Reading headers from caps is broken
  • 754768 : matroskademux: Streaming via tcpserversink fails - reading large block not supported
  • 754807 : Small typo fix in rtsp readme
  • 754869 : multiudpsink: fix GError memory leak in hostname lookup failure code path
  • 755138 : avidemux: fix taglist leak
  • 751386 : aacparse: cannot set LOAS src caps


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).

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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

  • Eunhae Choi
  • George Chriss
  • Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jean-Michel Hautbois
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Martin Kelly
  • Olivier Crête
  • Ravi Kiran K N
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stefan Sauer
  • Thiago Santos
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vineeth TM

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