[gst-announce] RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.12 'Zombie Horde'

thomas at apestaart.org thomas at apestaart.org
Wed Mar 7 11:57:20 PST 2007

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.12 'Zombie Horde'.

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 0.10.12 "Zombie Horde"

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

Please note that decodebin2 API included in this release is still 
considered unstable and WILL change in future releases. At this stage, only
developers or early adopters should consider using the decodebin2 API embodied
in its signals and properties.


Features of this release
      * New API for on-demand plugin installation
      * Xv thread-safety and configuration enhancements
      * decodebin2 improvements
      * Support more raw audio format conversions
      * Improvements in Ogg support
      * AudioFilter base class ported to 0.10
      * Fixes for subtitles
      * Latency/live-playback support for Alsa
      * Lots of bug fixes and improvements

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 398721 : No video in .ogm files with decodebin2
      * 339837 : [audioconvert] support for 64-bit float audio
      * 341524 : [decodebin] can't handle decoders with always src pads wi...
      * 352069 : Add de.po German translation
      * 363379 : [oggmux] doesn't detect EOS on all sinkpads
      * 378436 : [oggdemux] rhythmbox crash on fast clicking on rating in ...
      * 380342 : Totem does not play mp3 files when lyrics are present
      * 383195 : [cddabasesrc,basertpaudiopayload] compile errors with gcc...
      * 383198 : totem crashed to gst_xvimagesink_update_colorbalance
      * 384008 : [xvimagesink] accesses - > xwindow outside locks
      * 384060 : gst_xoverlay_set_xwindow_id() causing lockups with x(v)im...
      * 387138 : x input events processing in sinks with xoverlay interfac...
      * 390063 : Documentation typo
      * 390076 : add xv adaptor and port properties in xvimagesink element.
      * 391365 : [oggdemux] internal stream error on OggFlac
      * 392070 : [vorbis] GST_TAG_LOCATION not mapped
      * 392393 : [API] add libgstbaseutils library for missing plugins mes...
      * 396042 : mpeg4 video typefinder loops endlessly on quicktime redirect
      * 396835 : audioconvert/audioresample combination causing buffer of ...
      * 397673 : [patch] XIOError caught in x[v]imagesink.c
      * 397810 : [typefinding] .vob file: could not determine type of stream
      * 398110 : [theoraenc] GLib failed to allocate 3080991032 bytes on g...
      * 399340 : Crash in the oggdemux plugin when trying to play a specia...
      * 401029 : [playbin] rapidly changing visualisation freezes
      * 401072 : Move libgimme-codec helper functions to GStreamer
      * 402505 : visualisations don't work for some samplerates
      * 407811 : decodebin2 hang on HD clip
      * 409683 : Crash with Decodebin2
      * 410396 : not reading " DATE " tags from Flac files
      * 410963 : Fails to build with -z defs
      * 357503 : [suparse] wrong timing with microdvd subtitles
      * 393310 : [pango] localtime_r does not exist in MinGW
      * 397207 : Test failure w/ HP-UX 11.11 & native compiler
      * 399948 : [textoverlay] leaks upstream events if textpad unlinked
      * 403963 : GstAudioFilter base class broken
      * 404512 : [videoscale] floating point exception on 1x1 video
      * 405020 : [alsa] probing the device-name doesn't seem to work corre...
      * 408278 : [videorate] memory leak
      * 410772 : Crash copying a GstNetBuffer
      * 401118 : [visual] error if width not a multiple of 4
      * 405451 : [alsasink] deadlocks when disconnecting USB Sounddevice

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* GstAudioFilter
* gst_pb_utils_add_codec_description_to_tag_list()
* gst_pb_utils_get_codec_description()
* gst_pb_utils_get_source_description()
* gst_pb_utils_get_sink_description()
* gst_pb_utils_get_decoder_description()
* gst_pb_utils_get_encoder_description()
* gst_pb_utils_get_element_description()
* gst_pb_utils_init()
* gst_install_plugins_context_new()
* gst_install_plugins_context_set_xid()
* gst_install_plugins_context_free()
* gst_install_plugins_async()
* gst_install_plugins_sync()
* gst_install_plugins_return_get_name()
* gst_install_plugins_installation_in_progress()
* gst_missing_uri_source_message_new()
* gst_missing_uri_sink_message_new
* gst_missing_element_message_new
* gst_missing_decoder_message_new
* gst_missing_encoder_message_new
* gst_missing_plugin_message_get_installer_detail
* gst_missing_plugin_message_get_description
* gst_is_missing_plugin_message


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
      * Andy Wingo
      * David Schleef
      * Ed Catmur
      * Edward Hervey
      * Günter Thelen
      * Holger Wansing
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Jens Granseuer
      * Julien MOUTTE
      * Julien Puydt
      * Loïc Minier
      * René Stadler
      * Sebastian Dröge
      * Stefan Kost
      * Sébastien Moutte
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Wim Taymans
      * Yves Lefebvre

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