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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-insĀ 0.7.5 "Under The Sea"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer Plug-ins. The goal of this release series is to stabilize towards a 0.8 release series which will be part of the GNOME 2.6 releases and hopefully eventually KDE 4.x.

The 0.7 series is a development series and is aimed at developers. It is NOT API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series or with other releases in the series. This means you can not use this release to upgrade your current GStreamer installation and expect your GStreamer applications to keep working without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • Compatible with gstreamer 0.7.5
  • ffmpeg plugin moved to gst-ffmpeg module
  • DV fixes
  • mikmod fixes
  • OSX build fixes
  • jpeg fixes
  • gdk_pixbuf fixes
  • automake 1.8 underquotedness fixes
  • rfb server/port addition
  • colorspace fixes
  • liboil usage in videofilter and videotestsrc
  • better LADSPA classification
  • ALSA xrun recovery fixes
  • switch fixes
  • xvimagesink fixes
  • moved out MAS sink
  • experimental xine lib plugin
  • intfloat and oneton removed in favour of audioconvert and interleave
  • only export gst_* from plugins
  • lame tag writing fixed
  • added reporting of codecs used
  • version gconf schemas and install locations
  • qtdemux fixes
  • gamma correction fixes

Known issues

  • MPEG video playback needs to be updated, it doesn't work reliably
  • The play library has visualisation disabled for now

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 129740 : MP4/M4A files not recognized properly
  • 130507 : Silence/sine don't have a sync property
  • 131050 : avi-demux plays audio, but funky colors as video
  • 131534 : jhbuild build failure with Debian sid
  • 131948 : xoverlay and gstplay sample fails to build - missing include
  • 133219 : missing include in ./gst/effectv/gstedge.c
  • 133316 : gst/vbidec/vbiscreen missing cast
  • 133410 : gstid3tag doesnt handle track-count
  • 133508 : [oggdemux] Can't play files with multiple streams
  • 133528 : sincesrc seems not to register its dparams correctly
  • 133562 : Build breaks on dvdec
  • 133663 : ext/ladspa categorises all plugins as Filter/Effect
  • 133886 : libtool error while compiling alsamixer plug-in
  • 134255 : vbidec won't compile
  • 134318 : GConf schemas should be in versioned files, and install in v
  • 134322 : gst/intfloat/gstint2float.c forgets to include "inttypes.h"
  • 134612 : ext/gdk_pixbuf/Makefile: error in target install-loaderLTLIB
  • 134750 : Problem building gst-plugins on Solaris
  • 134894 : vorbisdec signals tags with bitrate < 1 (ie not set)
  • 135038 : port gst-shorten to the new caps system
  • 135042 : fix tag writing in lame
  • 135116 : gstflacenc.c fails to build in NetBSD

Download

You can find source releases of gst-plugins in the gst-plugins download directory.

The git repository and details how to clone it can be found at git.freedesktop.org .

Homepage

The project's website is https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

Developers

Git is hosted on git.freedesktop.org. You can browse the gst-plugins 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.

Applications

As mentioned there are some changes in API/ABI between the 0.6.x and 0.7.x releases. Many applications will probably be source compatible between 0.6.x. and 0.7.x however. Rhythmbox and Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across releases however, so we will make a separate release of gst-player with the needed fixes for it to work with 0.7.x. This release contains the core fixes we were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • Jan Schmidt
  • David I. Lehn
  • David Schleef
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Stefan Kost
  • Julien Moutte
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Julio M. Merino Vidal
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Andy Wingo

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