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Release notes for GStreamer Good Plugins 1.8.2

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the second bugfix release in the stable 1.8 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.8.1. For a full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.

See /releases/1.8/ for the full release notes.

"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

  • 766025 : rtpsession: race condition accessing ssrcs hash table
  • 733864 : v4l2videodec: Implement EOS handling through V4L2_DEC_CMD_STOP
  • 736252 : gdkpixbufdec: packetized mode logic
  • 748700 : avimux: stopping file without index fails
  • 754042 : v4l2src: Asserts on renegotiation with USERPTR
  • 758424 : v4l2videodec: Keep the input buffers, they are needed to copy metadata
  • 758703 : v4l2src: gst_v4l2_set_attribute warning messages cause infinite loop with .dot dump
  • 761165 : Setting overlay parameters on v4l2sink fails
  • 761787 : qtdemux: seek fails with CENC encrypted streams
  • 762219 : rtpsession: don't act on suspicious BYE RTCP
  • 764679 : IPv6 UDP stream to site-local multicast address
  • 764733 : qtdemux: Regression in YouTube TV tests in WebKit MSE after fix for #760779
  • 764897 : Using non IPv6-socket in IPv6 scope
  • 765072 : splitmuxsink: Sometimes creates a small one-frame file after EOS
  • 765320 : flvmux: segfault when no buffers have arrived before EOS
  • 765391 : vpxenc: Handle frames with too low duration correctly
  • 765689 : rtspsrc: Various problems related to seeking causing scrub seeking to fail
  • 765725 : qtmux: Allow MPEG-1 Layer 1 and 2 in addition to 3 in MP4
  • 765805 : qtdemux: Only first fragment played for fragmented mp4 files recorded with non-seekable sink
  • 765806 : qtdemux: Store the segment sequence number in the EOS events and STREAM_DONE events/message
  • 765933 : rtpjitterbuffer: Fix stall when receiving already lost packet
  • 765946 : dv: Uses different pixel-aspect-ratio than gst-libav
  • 766172 : v4l2videodec: [Regressions] Should not fail if S_FMT(CAPTURE) fail after STREAMON(CAPTURE)
  • 766359 : auparse: sticky event misordering, got 'segment' before 'caps'
  • 766382 : v4l2videodec: use visible size, not coded size, for downstream negotiation filter
  • 766558 : deinterlace: fix caps leak
  • 766610 : v4l2object: fix caps leak
  • 766645 : matroskademux: don't hold object lock whilst pushing out headers, might lead to query deadlock
  • 766711 : v4l2transform: scaling is broken in case of fixed pixel aspect ratio
  • 766712 : v4l2transform should allow to change pixel aspect ratio
  • 766719 : v4l2transform: Does not fully fixate the caps
  • 766868 : qtdemux: Segments start at 0 on live MSS time-based streams, ignoring the start time configured upstream
  • 766870 : rtpj2kpay: leaks input buffer
  • 767300 : v4l2object uses deprecated RGB15 V4L2 format code
  • 767424 : flvdemux: Fix unref assertion failure
  • 767086 : v4l2src: pushes incomplete raw video buffers


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

  • Alex Ashley
  • Andreas Naumann
  • Dimitrios Katsaros
  • Enrico Jorns
  • Guillaume Desmottes
  • Havard Graff
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jesper Larsen
  • Josep Torra
  • Kieran Bingham
  • Mario Sanchez Prada
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Mats Lindestam
  • Miguel París Díaz
  • Mikhail Fludkov
  • Nicolas Dufresne
  • Nirbheek Chauhan
  • Patricia Muscalu
  • Peter Seiderer
  • Philipp Zabel
  • Pierre Lamot
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Seungha Yang
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thibault Saunier
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Xavier Claessens

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