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Release notes for GStreamerĀ 0.8.5 "Stuttgart"

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 is the first GStreamer release that compiles with MSVC7 with full debug support. Installation of the binaries and the locales are also handled.

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 Translation: Albanian (sq), Laurent Dhima
  • Translations: af, az, cs, en_GB, fr, nl, sq, sr, sv, tr, uk
  • first release that works on Windows with MSVC7
  • fixed lists can now be intersected
  • transform functions from fraction to double added
  • optimal scheduler fixes
  • fixation fixes
  • filesrc fixes
  • typefind fixes

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 145100 : segfault in gst_pad_call_get_function
  • 147889 : gst_element_link_pads_filtered may ignore named dest pad ...
  • 148692 : GstQueue binary compatibility breakage
  • 149981 : Win32 not included in the source distribution
  • 150242 : GStreamer doesn't copy some buffer flags correctly

API changes

  • API additions
    • A new function, gst_scheduler_register, has been added.
    • A new enum member of GstBufferFlag, GST_BUFFER_DELTA_UNIT has been added.


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

  • Benjamin Otte
  • Colin Walters
  • David Schleef
  • Laurent Dhima
  • Ronald Bultje
  • Steve Lhomme
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Wim Taymans
  • Zaheer Abbas Merali

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