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Release notes for GStreamer 1.8.1

The GStreamer team is proud to announce the first bugfix release in the stable 1.8 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.8.0. For a full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.

See /releases/1.8/ for the full release notes.

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

  • 727105 : doc: Drop reference to osssink / esdsink / etc, from gst-launch-1.0 man page
  • 741001 : GST_DEBUG categories are missing when using --gst-debug-help
  • 761912 : gstpad: Fix race between gst_element_remove_pad and state change
  • 762995 : queue: Use full running time for level calculation
  • 763753 : valve: don't send sticky events as a direct response to upstream events
  • 763757 : multiqueue: Make sure mq- > percent remains valid after modifying high-percent value
  • 765096 : baseparse: When initializing DTS from PTS, remember that we did so
  • 765260 : baseparse: regression with aac streams


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

  • Carlos Rafael Giani
  • Edward Hervey
  • Havard Graff
  • Sebastian Dröge
  • Stian Selnes

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