Release notes for
GStreamer Plug-ins 0.8.8
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
- Translations: af az ca cs en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vi
- subtitle support
- new element: puzzle
- new plugin: amrnb
- new element: dvdlpcmdec
- new plugin: autodetect
Bugs fixed in this release
: [PATCH] subtitles
: [avidemux] 'DIB ' = > image upside-down
: [int2float] broken with audioconvert
: [playbin] cannot handle files with large initial delay in...
: [gstplay] libgstplay is *WAY* too slow
: [qtdemux] cannot playback gsm audio
: [strings] gst-plugins testsuite's embed.c still uses xvid...
: [PATCH] [qtdemux] doesn't work with sources that cannot seek
: [qtdemux] Movie fails to playback
: Importing m4a files in Rhythmbox leaks memory
: [PATCH] gst-plug mad gets id3v2 text tags in wrong encoding
: [matroskamux] fail to mux an MP3
: [v4l2src] pad v4l2src0:src returned caps that are not a r...
: [PATCH] [mad] Possible bug in mad plugin
: [PATCH[mad/typefind] doesn't support completely broken mp...
: [PATCH] faac filter cannot create .aac files
: Relocation error on Linux PowerPC causing crash
: [mad] cant mix two mp3
: [qtdemux] don't know audio FOURCC samr (from mobiles/3GPP...
: [build] faad plugin doesn't compile against 2.0-rc3
: [alsasink] broken with hw:X or when used with either alsa...
: [mpeg] problem playing an mpeg file
: [ffmpegcolorspace] lack of YV12 capability
: thx.vob file seeker moves 'faster' than the actual movie
: [mikmod/modplug] amiga.mod file segfault totem
: [mpeg/dvd] playing thx.vob seeking is broken
: [typefinding] mpeg/audio typefind abort with musepack file
: multi.ogg is slow
: [adder] problem using adder plugin
: [PATCH] [mpegdemux] should remove pads on " new-media " event
: [adder] EOSs when the first stream EOSs
: [audioscale] quits with gmem assertion
: MP3 crashes rhythmbox
: [mpegdemux] cannot play a pes mpeg file
: [dvdnavsrc] gst-dvd example pipeline not linking (a52dec ...
: [PATCH][snapshot] seg fault in signal handler
: [ffmpegcolorspace] conversion of RGB depth=15 is wrong
: [ffmpegcolorspace] does not handle x-raw-rgb 24/32 BE _RGB
: [PATCH] [mpegdemux] sends no discont events on new pads
: [rtpgsmenc] gsmenc ! rtpgsmenc gives assertion `GST_PAD_D...
: [xvimagesink] goes black when going from playing - > ready...
: [videoscale] cannot handle lists of fractions
: [qtdemux] extracting more metadata from AAC/M4A
: [flacenc] Flac encoding is broken
: [videobox] plugin segfault (gst-plugin 0.8.7)
: [pngenc] only supports video/x-raw-rgb,bits=24,depth=24
: [pngdec] Can't cope with png's without an alpha channel
: [PATCH] typefinding for formats used by libsndfile
: [pngenc] compression-level customisation support
: [pngenc] Leaks and other nasty stuff
: Stereo-to-Surround doesn't like seek
: [PATCH] tta plugin doesn't build with gcc 2.95.4.
: [playbin] doesn't like # in filenames
: [PATCH] [mpeg2dec] need to crop
: [mad] Totem could not play 384kbit lame 'free format' mp3...
: Gst-launch-ext will not play an MPEG video
: [clocking] Hang when playing audio file (.wav) with visua...
: [pngdec] & [pngenc] The decoded image is in RGB(LE) byte ...
: [ffmpegcolorspace] PIX_FMT_BGRA32 - > caps conversion is w...
: [PATCH][ffmpegcolorspace] Converting from an RGB image wi...
: [PATCH] EffectTV/Quark freed data in wrong place
: [patch] Avidemux doesn't handle seek on audiopads
: AVI with HuffYUV segfault
: Patch for ov51x v4ljpegsrc
: cannot play asf file with just wma version 2 audio
: [PATCH] GstAudioScale outgoing buffers don't have duratio...
: gst-launch-ext-0.8 fails to display video of an .avi file.
: musepack gst-plugin doesn't work with new libmusepack
: Mod playback still broken with mikmod
: Problem with mplex plugin
: Totem won't play low bitrate mp3
: [alphacolor] BGRA handling is missing
: [PATCH] [ffmpegcolorspace] AYUV- > RGB is broken
: [cdparanoia] returns wrong number of tracks
: law encoder/decoder are leaking caps
: gnome-volume-control crashed
: deadlock in queue
: MP3 webradio do not work in Totem
: [dvdnavsrc] could use a better error message when DVD not...
: [PATCH] [avidemux] Compile fix for gcc 2.95
: [PATCH] [tcpclientsrc] FreeBSD compile fix
: [PATCH] [tcpserversrc] Assumes a blocking socket
: [wavparse] div by 0 = > crash
: Support MusicBrainz metadata tags
: [PATCH] [tcpserversink] Don't depend on uninitialised values
: [buffer-frames-convert] buffer_frames_convert_link leaks ...
: Dirac plugins doesn't build.
: [build] Musepack header files not found
: [PATCH] [jpegenc] Memory leaks
: [PATCH] [gdkpixbufscale] Memory leak
: [PATCH] [jpegdec] Memory leaks
: [PATCH] [tcpserversink] free some memory
: [PATCH] [smoothwave] C99-ism
: [PATCH] [gdkpixbufscale] Memory/CPU leak
: autoaudio/videosink probe only in READY
: AMD64 build failure in gst/librfb/rfbdecoder.c
: cdparanoia plugin problem with CDs whose first track does...
: gst-plugins 0.8.9 building on gcc 2.95.3
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 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.
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.
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
- Amaury Jacquot
- Andy Wingo
- Arwed v. Merkatz
- Benjamin Otte
- Clytie Siddall
- David Moore
- David Schleef
- Edward Hervey
- Francis Labonte
- Gergely Nagy
- James Henstridge
- Jan Schmidt
- Jeffrey Ollie
- Julien Moutte
- Koop Mast
- Luca Ognibene
- Maciej Katafiasz
- Martin Eikermann
- Martin Holters
- Paul Jack
- Ronald Bultje
- Sebastien Cote
- Stephane Loeuillet
- Steve Baker
- Thomas Vander Stichele
- Tim-Philipp Müller