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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.11 "... And Thanks For All The Fix"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.8.x stable series of the GStreamer Plug-ins.

The 0.8.x series is a stable series aimed at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

This module contains plugins providing media encoding and decoding, conversion, effects, and other elements that provide actual media handling functionality to the core. You need the GStreamer core module to make them work. The versions do not need to match exactly, as long as all of them are in the 0.8.x series.

The FFmpeg-based decoder element has been moved to its own module. If you want support for a lot of popular video formats, you need to install this module along with the GStreamer Core and Plug-ins. An FFmpeg-based colorspace element has been added to the Plug-ins however.

A special "thank you" to Ronald Bultje, who has done most of the work on 0.8 in the past year. We wish him luck on his new adventure in NYC. So long !

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
  • Internationalization
  • Translations: af az ca cs en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vi
  • new element: dvdsubdec
  • new element: imagemixer
  • new element: textrender
  • new element: x264enc
  • new element: oggparse
  • important fixes for esound synchronisation

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 166528 : [playbin] hang playing dvdnav:// location
  • 166783 : [PATCH] New plugin: imagemixer
  • 167122 : seeking DVD stops playback
  • 171563 : Vorbis support for Matroska muxer
  • 301312 : dvdsubdec element
  • 305754 : [PATCH] Internal GStreamer error: pad problem.
  • 306555 : chain-based text rendering element
  • 307326 : esdsink makes video choppy totem
  • 307361 : please expose shoutcast stream metadata through playbin
  • 308040 : gstadder: using adder with float audio results in corrupt...
  • 308484 : Totem gives error when seeking back to beginning of Ogg T...
  • 308633 : Matroska muxer always fails
  • 308638 : ffmpegcolorspace does not handle bgra32 correctly
  • 308772 : mad timestamp inconsistency
  • 308980 : gst-typefind incorrectly identifies m4a files encoded wit...
  • 309087 : artsdsink registers conflicting property " name " which cau...
  • 309150 : [xvimagesink/ximagesink] Incremenet framerate properties
  • 309179 : videomixer does not love static images and eos
  • 309218 : adder element does not supply duration values to data it ...
  • 309325 : Matroska: incorrect element size
  • 309354 : timestamp inconsitency in audioscale
  • 309375 : cdparanoia can't extract last track
  • 309503 : gst-plugins: xine wrapper compile problem with xine-lib-1...
  • 309524 : no debug category for gnome-vfs elements
  • 309532 : Matroska: Invalid free()
  • 309834 : Totem crashes when trying to Play Disc 'cdrecorder'
  • 310020 : Totem segfaults due to bad location
  • 310335 : [decodebin] problems with audio streams in a mkv
  • 310597 : gsttextrender cuts of pixels at the right and bottom of s...
  • 311006 : [spectrum] handle mono streams
  • 311070 : wavparse returns caps not in template
  • 311162 : [flacdec] doesn't handle 24-bit files
  • 311401 : alpha capsnego broken
  • 311487 : configure doesn't check for libGLU?
  • 311491 : ogg muxer can get pages out of order (patch)
  • 311583 : Skips when playing CD
  • 311600 : Add MPEG-2 support to mpeg1videoparse
  • 311662 : " uninitialized value " warning causes build to fail
  • 312121 : [modplug] crashes on query before song fully loaded
  • 312272 : Musicbrainz tags not registered for FLAC encoder
  • 313084 : Eats memory decoding mp3
  • 313374 : Crashes in libgstcdparanoia when missing device permissions
  • 313600 : recent change to esdsink in the 0.8.x branch breaks playback


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 .


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 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.


The GConf settings have moved to a versioned location and can now be found under /system/gstreamer/0.8. Applications should use the gconf library, as provided by gstreamer-gconf-0.8.pc, to access the default settings.

Contributors to this release

  • Akos Maroy
  • Andy Wingo
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Chris Ouch
  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • Dominique Würtz
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Jonathan Matthew
  • Josef Zlomek
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Madhan Raj M
  • Michael Benes
  • Michael Smith
  • Paolo Borelli
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Ross Burton
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Thomas Zajic
  • Stefan Kost
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wouter Paesen
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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