[gst-announce] RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.8 'Moar gij zie mij nie'

thomas at apestaart.org thomas at apestaart.org
Fri Jun 9 12:11:48 PDT 2006

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.8 'Moar gij zie mij nie'.

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.

For more information, see [http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/modules/gst-plugins-base.html]
To file bugs, go to [http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer&component=gst-plugins-base]
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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.8 "Moar gij ziet mij nie"

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
      * Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
      * Threadsafe design and API
      * alsasink probing fixes
      * xvimagesink error reporting fixes
      * subtitle fixes
      * adder fixes
      * vorbis multichannel fixes
      * multifdsink streamheader fixes

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 169936 : [subparse] support for SAMI subtitles
      * 315312 : Gstreamer Xv uses RGB instead of YUV.
      * 334002 : video4linux shouldn't depend on X in configure script
      * 336881 : [libvisual] additional support for libvisual-0.4
      * 337544 : [xvimagesink] Internal Error when image is too large
      * 339520 : [subparse] add " encoding " property
      * 340909 : [alsasink] can't enable spdif output
      * 341542 : some users have an assertion failed: (GST_VIDEO_SINK_WIDT...
      * 341562 : audioconvert doesn't list formats in order of preference
      * 341696 : audioconvert crashes if converting from a format with no ...
      * 341719 : bisection algorithm in ogg doesn't bisect in some cases
      * 341732 : [alsasink] doesn't query supported sample rates
      * 341873 : [alsasink] minor memory leak, uses unprotected static var...
      * 342143 : [subparse] sami parser needs to escape characters
      * 342181 : [alsa] add property probe interface to alsasink and alsasrc
      * 342268 : [playbin] add 'subtitle-encoding' property
      * 342345 : [riff] Elephant's Dream AVI does not play, JUNK chunk bef...
      * 342566 : Building without GTK+ fails
      * 343397 : H.264/AAC movie deadlocks with totem in gstreamer code, p...
      * 339935 : [adder] dead-locks when adding sink pads in PAUSED state


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

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website:

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:


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
subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest we
will create more lists as necessary.

Contributors to this release
      * Edward Hervey
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Julien Moutte
      * Martin Szulecki
      * Michael Smith
      * Peter Kjellerstedt
      * Sebastien Moutte
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Wim Taymans
      * Young-Ho Cha
      * Zaheer Abbas Merali

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