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Release notes for GStreamerĀ 0.8.2 "Gigantic"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.8.x stable series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework.

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 only contains core functionality. For actual media playback, you will need other modules. GStreamer Plug-ins contains a huge set of additional plugins. GStreamer FFmpeg contains a plugin based on the popular FFmpeg decoding library. These modules need not have the same source version as the core, as long as they are in the 0.8.x series.

Features of this release

  • Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
  • Internationalization
  • New translations in this release: Turkish, Ukrainian, GB English
  • Translations: af, az, en_GB, fr, nl, sr, sv, tr, uk
  • Fixes for setting elements to NULL to release devices
  • Windows port
  • New GStreamer Data Protocol helper library
  • New GstAdapter, similar to bytestream
  • Fixes for registry loading plugins with same name
  • Added no-more-pads signal
  • Added Fixed List GValue type
  • Fixes to schedulers

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 133897 : Internal GStreamer error: seek problem
  • 134839 : buffers leaked by filesrc, typefind, spider or fakesink
  • 137710 : When seeking, the sink's time is reset
  • 138012 : [opt] simple pipeline crashe
  • 138836 : docs build but won't install
  • 140015 : GstValue GTypes should not derive from G_TYPE_BOXED
  • 140156 : ARM port / type reading patches
  • 140477 : [debug] crash with *:2 while playing alien.mpg
  • 140594 : Small memory leak int gst_parse_launch()
  • 140734 : filesrc should handle named pipes/devices
  • 140743 : Leak in _gst_parse_escape()
  • 141083 : gstreamer-0.8.1 compile failure with gcc-3.4: error: PIC ...
  • 141304 : GST_CAPS and GST_IS_CAPS broken
  • 141317 : Win32 build with newest Microsoft compilers
  • 141414 : filesink leaks events
  • 141416 : leak in entrygthread scheduler
  • 141417 : Memory leak in gthread-cothreads.h
  • 142304 : The Win32 makefiles clean too much
  • 142804 : needed change to allow x86 Solaris compile with Forte
  • 142957 : xmlregistry failes to compile on osx


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.


Applications already ported to use GStreamer 0.8.x include the GNOME desktop components like gnome-media and nautilus-media, as well as other GNOME applications including sound-juicer, totem and RhythmBox.

Contributors to this release

  • Baris Cicek
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Christian Rose
  • Daniel Gazard
  • David Schleef
  • Gareth Owen
  • Jan Schmidt
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Maxim V. Dziumanenko
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Sebastien Cote
  • Stephane Loeuillet
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Wim Taymans

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