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Release notes for GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.10.2 "Season to Taste"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release in the 0.10.x stable series of the GStreamer Ugly 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.

"When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

There are times when the world needs a color between black and white. Quality code to match the good's, but two-timing, backstabbing and ready to sell your freedom down the river. These plug-ins might have a patent noose around their neck, or a lock-up license, or any other problem that makes you think twice about shipping them.

We don't call them ugly because we like them less. Does a mother love her son less because he's not as pretty as the other ones ? No - she commends him on his great personality. These plug-ins are the life of the party. And we'll still step in and set them straight if you report any unacceptable behaviour - because there are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: those with a rope around their neck and the people who do the cutting.

This module contains a set of plug-ins that have good quality and correct functionality, but distributing them might pose problems. The license on either the plug-ins or the supporting libraries might not be how we'd like. The code might be widely known to present patent problems. Distributors should check if they want/can ship these plug-ins.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
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
  • DVD Title source (dvdreadsrc) ported (DVD Menus in a future release)
  • ASF demuxer ported
  • Fixes for MPEG demuxing
  • Fixes for the MAD MP3 decoder
  • Fixes for the LAME MP3 encoder
  • ID3 tag reading has moved to id3demux in gst-plugins-good
  • Fixes for the Real Media demuxer
  • Various other fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 311679 : [lame] doesn't write GST_TAG_DATE correctly
  • 326734 : [mad] Add 24-bit output support
  • 171528 : SIGFPE in gstasf with
  • 313838 : totem hangs after playing an amazon sample
  • 317872 : Cannot demux ASF/WMV files with auxillary (non-audio/vide...
  • 319782 : Lame encoding is broken with vbr=vbr-new and vbr-quality=9
  • 326711 : [mpegdemux] does not negotiate source pads
  • 329575 : misc bugfixes for mad from 0.8
  • 331035 : [asfdemux] port to 0.10
  • 331301 : [mpeg2dec] strides issues when cropping
  • 331579 : Set asfdemux rank to secondary
  • 330844 : mpeg2dec crashes with " cropped " MPEG videos


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-ugly in the gst-plugins-ugly 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-ugly 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

  • Christian Schaller
  • Edgard Lima
  • Edward Hervey
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Martin Soto
  • Stefan Kost
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans

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