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Release notes for GStreamer 0.7.3 "Mobil Avenue"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize it 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

  • Support for playback of WMA files
  • Support for playback of AAC files
  • Support for playback of Quicktime using Sorensen 1
  • Stabilizing playback library
  • gst-register handles broken plug-ins gracefully
  • New Real Demuxer (no decoder yet)
  • Support for playing some WMV files (needs more work)
  • Improved C based Matroska plugin
  • New specialized ximage and xvimage plugins for non-xv and xv X windows systems


You can find source releases of gstreamer in the gstreamer 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 gstreamer 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.


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 accross 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

  • David Schleef
  • Andy Wingo
  • Julien Moutte
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Iain Holmes
  • Jérémy Simon
  • Leif Morgan Johnson
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller

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