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Release notes for GStreamer Ugly Plug-ins 0.10.7 "I Cheated Time"

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

  • Many bug fixes and improvements
  • Accurate seeking support in mp3
  • xingmux moved from -bad
  • RealMedia and WMS RTSP support
  • LAME mp3 encoder fixes
  • Support non-square pixels in ASF
  • rmdemux fixes
  • amrnb fixes
  • dvdreadsrc seeking fix
  • Initial MPEG-2 reverse playback support
  • New element: dvdsubdec

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 358891 : [dvdreadsrc] aborts due to src- > cur_pack == dsi_pack.dsi_...
  • 337681 : Seeking problem with MP3s in banshee and rhythmbox
  • 414988 : Stream encoded by lame has gap after decoding
  • 427309 : [rmdemux] trouble playing RV10 video
  • 439390 : [lame] fix up so we can control sample rate conversion
  • 450879 : Missing files in po/
  • 452025 : ./configure breaks when cross-compiling LAME
  • 454311 : missing xml/{element-synaesthesia-details.xml,plugin-syna...
  • 466442 : amrnbenc has not properties to add header and select band...
  • 495885 : [mpegdemux] unknown stream id 0xbe
  • 500467 : [rmdemux] totem crashed with SIGSEGV
  • 500808 : gstmpeg2dec compile problem in MSVC 6.0
  • 507821 : Skip over broken seektable in Xing headers
  • 511497 : [PLUGIN-MOVE] Move xingheader to gst-plugins-ugly
  • 514297 : mpeg2dec with corrupted packets causes fps denominator so...
  • 515575 : [lame] unit test shows memory leak
  • 515708 : [dvdsubparse] Leaks a pad template
  • 515725 : [xingmux] Fails on big endian systems
  • 516278 : [dvdreadsrc] FORMAT_BYTES based seek stopped working sinc...
  • 516811 : [mp3parse] immediate EOS when playing back AVIs
  • 516989 : [dvdreadsrc] wrong (negative) stream position returned du...
  • 308312 : Make mp3parse plugin implement GST_SEEK_FLAG_ACCURATE
  • 508595 : [lame] wrong output caps in mono encoding mode
  • 140136 : [mpeg] plays choppy in gst-player/totem
  • 448782 : add finalize() to amrnbdec element
  • 491305 : [playbin?] sometimes EOSes immediately,...
  • 504671 : [rtspsrc] spews warnings on setup and shutdown


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

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-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

  • Alexander Shopov
  • Daniel Charles
  • David Schleef
  • Edward Hervey
  • Ilkka Tuohela
  • Jakub Bogusz
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jorge González González
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Laurent Glayal
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Raphael Higino
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Sebastien Moutte
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tal Shalif
  • Thijs Vermeir
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wenzheng Hu
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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