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Release notes for GStreamer 1.7.90

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the stable 1.8 release series. The 1.8 release series is adding new features on top of the 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework.

Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows will be provided separately during the stable 1.8 release series.

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

  • 728326 : Check for return values of gst_buffer_map and gst_memory_map
  • 759539 : Stopping a stream with AAC very soon after starting crashes
  • 760979 : tracers: Allow adding tracers programatically without defining environment variables
  • 762450 : tags: add GST_TAG_CONDUCTOR
  • 762702 : gst_bus_add_watch will SEGV when process reaches fd limit
  • 762778 : API: add gst_element_class_add_static_pad_template()
  • 762792 : amcvideodec: Can't render to Surface if the color format is not supported
  • 762845 : tests: ghostpad: Fix memory leak
  • 762849 : bus: GSource can access GPollFD after the bus was destroyed


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).

There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.


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

  • Adam Miartus
  • Edward Hervey
  • George Yunaev
  • James Stevenson
  • Mark Nauwelaerts
  • Nirbheek Chauhan
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Thiago Santos
  • Thibault Saunier
  • Tim-Philipp Müller
  • Vineeth TM

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