[gst-announce] RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.11 'DumbThings'

thomas at apestaart.org thomas at apestaart.org
Fri Dec 8 09:59:05 PST 2006

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.11 'DumbThings'.

GStreamer Base Plug-ins is a well-groomed and well-maintained collection of
GStreamer plug-ins and elements, spanning the range of possible types of
elements one would want to write for GStreamer.  It also contains helper
libraries and base classes useful for writing elements.
A wide range of video and audio decoders, encoders, and filters are included.

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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.11 "Dumb things"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the
GStreamer Base Plug-ins.

The 0.10.x series is a stable series targeted at end users.
It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.8.x series.
It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.8.x series.

This module contains a set of reference plugins, base classes for other
plugins, and helper libraries.

This module is kept up-to-date together with the core developments.  Element
writers should look at the elements in this module as a reference for
their development.

This module contains elements for, among others:

  device plugins: x(v)imagesink, alsa, v4lsrc, cdparanoia
  containers: ogg
  codecs: vorbis, theora
  text: textoverlay, subparse
  sources: audiotestsrc, videotestsrc, gnomevfssrc
  network: tcp
  audio processing: audioconvert, adder, audiorate, audioscale, volume
  visualisation: libvisual
  video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  aggregate elements: decodebin, playbin

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a set of well-supported plug-ins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plug-ins, but might pose problems for
contains a set of less supported plug-ins that haven't passed the
    rigorous quality testing we expect


Features of this release
      * This release requires GStreamer core 0.10.11 or higher
      * Improved buffering during network playback
      * Support for reverse playback of Ogg/Vorbis/Theora
      * Reverse playback support in the audio sinks
      * The Ogg muxer now produces correct streams in all cases
      * Support libvisual 0.4
      * Improvements in RTP support
      * Support retagging of Vorbis files
      * Introduction of the decodebin2 element
      * Many other bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 360552 : [riff] [avi] extracts non-UTF8 metadata
      * 365501 : [x/xvimagesink] race condition when creating first image ...
      * 339366 : [playbin] hangs if suburi file type cannot be determined
      * 355914 : libvisual causes xvimagesink:  assertion `GST_CAPS_REFCOU...
      * 363118 : gst_riff_create_video_caps() should also store variant in...
      * 363607 : xvimagesink xwindow_draw_border() slowness
      * 336301 : [playbin] can't handle RTSP source
      * 337026 : oggmux doesn't set EOS properly
      * 337031 : vorbisdec outputs too much data
      * 340049 : New BaseRTPAudioPayloader class to -base
      * 348264 : Theora encoding, Ogg muxing don't handle discontinuities
      * 354773 : xvimage assumes that XV_COLORKEY can be set in RGB888 format
      * 355917 : libvisual plugin is broken
      * 355935 : multifdsink doesn't allow setting maximums (soft, hard) i...
      * 357038 : [ffmpegcolorspace] RGBA handling broken
      * 357215 : [playbin] buffering notification not quite right yet
      * 357289 : [riff] riff parser can't detect aac audio stream
      * 357404 : [playbin] Linking can fail silently
      * 357531 : [subparse] problem if markup is not closed
      * 357577 : [playbin] regression: buffering still images broken
      * 357591 : Avoid compiler warning with uclibc and -Werror
      * 357613 : XvStopVideo in xvimagesink
      * 357800 : [libvisual] doesn't pass audio data to libvisual 0.4.0 co...
      * 359580 : tcpserversink and dataprotocol assert for multipart streams
      * 361095 : Fixes compiling with forte: warning clean up (part 3)
      * 361456 : [basertppayload] Memory leak
      * 361634 : sink- > ringbuffer NULL in BaseAudioSink's setcaps()
      * 361984 : [subparse] doesn't accept .srt file that doesn't start wi...
      * 366334 : [PATCH] Windows vs8 fixes
      * 368273 : Using the remove signal on multifdsink is not threadsafe
      * 368310 : include file  gstbasertpaudiopayload.h not included for r...
      * 369482 : [typefind] MPEG system streams get recognized as mp3 files
      * 370092 : [PATCH] Decodebin v2 : Implementation
      * 377183 : regression: no eos when playing ogg vorbis files
      * 381219 : bad debugging code left in audiorate
      * 382223 : [decodebin] more delayed linking
      * 382269 : Typefind detects mpeg video clip as audio/mpeg
      * 335635 : Add an Ogg/Vorbis retagging element
      * 341681 : [textoverlay] flickering with continuously timestamped text
      * 342228 : [alsa] Recognize " Front " as a Master channel
      * 357330 : [subparse] some sami parser minor but enhanced patch
      * 357532 : [gsttag] vorbistag doesn't handle dates that include time...
      * 359237 : [typefinding] doesn't recognize XML files shorter than 25...
      * 362845 : [subparse] add support for tmplayer format
      * 357977 : [videorate] new segment start is not respected
      * 364812 : [PATCH] oggmux release pad does not remove pad
      * 364856 : pngenc stride problems
      * 372507 : Mac build fixes

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* Add new interface GstVideoOrientation
* gst_base_rtp_depayload_push_ts
* gst_base_rtp_depayload_push
* add dropped_buffers to the get-stats GValueArray for multifdsink
* gst_ring_buffer_commit_full


You can find source releases of gst-plugins-base in the download directory:

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CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org.
All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there.
Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should
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will create more lists as necessary.

Contributors to this release
      * David Schleef
      * Edgard Lima
      * Edward Hervey
      * Ferenc Gerlits
      * James "Doc" Livingston
      * Jan David Mol
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Jonathan Matthew
      * Josep Torre Valles
      * Julien MOUTTE
      * Mark Nauwelaerts
      * Michael Smith
      * Peter Kjellerstedt
      * Renato Filho
      * Sebastien Cote
      * Sergey Scobich
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Ville Syrjala
      * Wim Taymans
      * Young-Ho Cha
      * Zaheer Abbas Merali

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