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Release notes for GStreamer 1.6.0

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new major feature release in the stable 1.x API series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release has been in the works for more than a year and is packed with new features, bug fixes and other improvements.

See /releases/1.6/ for the full list of changes.

This module, gstreamer, only contains core functionality. For actual media playback, you will need other modules.

contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for distributors
contains a set of less supported plugins that haven't passed the rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation and/or unit tests
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 753887 : queue2: " Process SEEKING query " ok, but should handle SEEK events too (regression with non-seekable sources)
  • 755141 : inputselector: fix buffer leak
  • 755257 : Minor documentation typo in gstpad & gstcaps APIs
  • 755342 : element: state_change may fail because of release_request_pad (racy)
  • 755343 : funnel: Fix racy state change
  • 755511 : gstharness: don't crash when adding a sink-harness without h- > sinkpad
  • 755607 : ptpclock: Fix error leak during failures


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.

Contributors to this release

  • Eunhae Choi
  • Havard Graff
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stian Selnes
  • Vikram Fugro
  • Vineeth TM

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