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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.12 "Ravage"

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 and 0.10.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x and 0.10.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.

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x and 0.10.x series
  • Internationalization
  • Translations: af az ca cs da en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vizh_TW
  • mmsh:// support
  • Quicktime still-image and improved streaming support
  • Sun audio element fixes
  • ALSA reliability fixes
  • Build and stability fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 162963 : gst-editor crash when playing pipeline with ximagsink/xvi...
  • 164176 : [jpegenc/dec] conversion bugs (wrong strides?)
  • 165964 : alsasink device detection issues
  • 168257 : [PATCH] [tcpserversink] add buffer-processed signal to tc...
  • 308663 : typefind function for smil content
  • 310747 : [ximagesrc] Segfaults when using a bpp != 32
  • 312114 : [PATCH]gnomevfssrc unneccessarily registers callbacks wit...
  • 312947 : Making single frame snapshots with the snapshot plugin is...
  • 313209 : [cdparanoia] wrong track info
  • 313812 : metadata not found in ogg files without genre
  • 314076 : Playbin segfault when switching from READY to PAUSED state
  • 314689 : alsasink cracks with some dmix configurations
  • 314771 : Xing header are detected only one time
  • 315121 : [alsasink] doesn't work unless passing hw:0
  • 315457 : [adder] reports time position improperly
  • 315550 : [typefinding] wrongly identifies non-music files as music...
  • 315868 : GST_DOC used in not expanded correctly
  • 316000 : [Patch] fix 4 plugins with gcc 2.95
  • 316543 : cddasrc not reporting correct discid for freedb Test CD
  • 317065 : gstreamer skips/pops on some mp3 files
  • 317300 : inline functions should be static or extern
  • 317592 : gst-launch-ext doesn't support wavpack
  • 317630 : cdparanoia seems to read one sector too much
  • 317742 : [cdparanoia] mispelling in comment
  • 317774 : wavpack: segfault on files encoded with -h (lossy, lossle...
  • 318136 : [ffmpegcolorspace] RGB fixation issue (needlessly fixate...
  • 318273 : [audioscale] messed up timestamps
  • 318767 : [alsasink] choppy playback of some files
  • 319805 : Missing include in dvdreadsrc.c
  • 324530 : plugin arts doesn't compile with -Werrror enabled
  • 326033 : Performance of totem mozilla plugin on
  • 326318 : fix qtdemux h264 avcC atom finding


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
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Brian Cameron
  • Daniel Amelang
  • Fabrizio Gennari
  • Felix Riemann
  • Gustavo Noronha Silva
  • Julien MOUTTE
  • Luca Ognibene
  • Michael Smith
  • Michal Benes
  • Raphael Slinckx
  • Ronald S. Bultje
  • Steve Lhomme
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Torsten Schoenfeld
  • Wouter Paesen
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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