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Release notes for GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.6 "IOU Love"

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.

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
  • Internationalization
  • New translation in this release: Norwegian Bokmaal
  • New translation in this release: Luca Ferretti
  • Translations: af az cs en_GB hu nb nl or sq sr sv uk
  • new element: polypsink
  • new element: musepack decoder
  • alsa fixes
  • playbin fixes
  • visualisation fixes
  • support for cd://, cdda:// and dv:// uri
  • v4lsrc fixes
  • id3demux fixes
  • avc-based Firewire camera support
  • speex fixes
  • tcp fixes
  • multifdsink improvements
  • ffmpegcolorspace fixes
  • chained ogg support

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 140994 : [mplex] configure failure
  • 143961 : MusePack codec support
  • 144389 : alsasink dies after some time playing
  • 144436 : opt / oggmux problem (endless interrupt event loop)
  • 150061 : gstreamer error in rhythmbox: vorbisdec(27925) vorbisdec....
  • 150576 : pad v4l2src0:src returned caps that are not a real subset...
  • 151059 : [sdlvideosink] doesn't implement overlay properly
  • 151064 : asfdemux crash
  • 151122 : playing a m4a-file using " spider " doesn't work
  • 152750 : audioconvert crash
  • 154781 : [playbin/totem] avi file with just divx video (no audio) ...
  • 154784 : [playbin/totem] playing avi with 320x240 raw yuv video an...
  • 154788 : Xv video in another window
  • 154807 : auparse doesn't error out on invalid files
  • 154834 : [dvdreadsrc] immediate EOS when specifying a title > 0
  • 154903 : cdparanoia plugin doesn't handle URIs
  • 154967 : [wavenc] missing cast and terminator in gst_event_new_dis...
  • 155008 : LoTr movie segfaulting with gstreamer+totem
  • 155223 : memleak in wavparse
  • 155814 : gst_bin_iterate() gets stuck on some images
  • 155864 : [oggdemux] regression with files without proper EOS flag
  • 156372 : gst-plugins fails to build on AMD64
  • 156387 : [oggdemux] seeking is off by up to 30 secs (regression)
  • 156477 : Ogg Vorbis file fails to play. Works with ogg123
  • 156488 : Introducing device for alsasink in gconf makes totem crash
  • 156565 : gst_bin_remove crashes deep down
  • 156910 : Rhythmbox crash at the end of this song
  • 157032 : Patch for dispose/finalize functions in gst-plugins
  • 157281 : crash with totem-gst
  • 157543 : [rtpgsmparse] missing NULL terminator to gst_caps_new_sim...
  • 157548 : [vorbisenc] premature and/or missing terminator to gst_ca...
  • 157632 : C99 style variable initialization(multifilesrc_test.c)
  • 157964 : smoothwave display warnings when launching gst-register
  • 157986 : [vorbisdec] fix warning when querying while draining
  • 158006 : alsasink/rhythmbox don't like each other anymore
  • 158125 : gstreamer apps have serious issues with plugins & ...
  • 158221 : Build fix for gstreamer-plugins
  • 158365 : Fix for playbin hangs
  • 158375 : fix segfault in mp3 typefinding
  • 158462 : [dvdreadsrc] invalid reads / is_nav_pack assertion failure
  • 158832 : pngenc drops GstBuffer extra info (timestamp, length...)
  • 158976 : [oggdemux] seeking broken again [regression]
  • 159186 : [PATCH] videorate doesn't handle all colorspaces
  • 159187 : [PATCH] v4l probes too much and should cache

API changes

  • API additions
    • A new v4lsrc property, autoprobe-fps, has been added.


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).

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


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

  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • David Schleef
  • Iain Holmes
  • James Henstridge
  • James Morrison
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Julien Moutte
  • Kjartan Maraas
  • Koop Mast
  • Luca Ferretti
  • Martin Pitt
  • Milosz Derezynski
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Sebastien Cote
  • Stefan Kost
  • Takao Fujiwara
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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