[gst-devel] RELEASE: GStreamer "FFmpeg" Plug-ins 0.10.2 'At the edge of Taymans'

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Thu Dec 14 16:14:44 CET 2006

This mail announces the release of GStreamer "FFmpeg" Plug-ins 0.10.2
'At the edge of Taymans'

This module contains plug-ins using libraries from the FFmpeg project.

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Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg Plug-ins?0.10.2 "At the edge of Taymans"

The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new release
in the 0.10.x stable series of the
GStreamer FFmpeg 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 plug-ins using libraries from the FFmpeg project.

Other modules containing plug-ins are:

contains a basic set of well-supported plug-ins
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

Note: There is a known small regression in this release, playing some 
H264 videos with unusual widths on some machines.


Features of this release
      * Updated FFmpeg snapshot with many more formats
      * Vastly improved playback
      * Ported the muxer support from GStreamer 0.8
      * Expose more encoder settings as element properties
      * Post-processing elements ported
      * QoS support for slow cpus
      * Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
      * Threadsafe design and API

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 331323 : [ffdec_mp3] crashing while playing mp3
      * 332339 : FFmpeg muxers port to 0.10
      * 324279 : add build infrastructure for tests
      * 324366 : gst-ffmpeg doesn't support --disable-encoders
      * 327257 : playing mpeg video hangs
      * 338928 : [ffdemux_aac] shouldn't be autoplugged, as it can't work ...
      * 339042 : expose Apple Quick Draw decoder
      * 341234 : Totem SIGABRTs when trying to play 3gp
      * 341715 : 'Element doesn't implement handling of this stream. Pleas...
      * 341738 : WMV/WMA8 movie stutters, gets audio out of sync
      * 343604 : [ffmpeg]: Support two passes encoding
      * 343951 : patch for win32+vs6
      * 347984 : Internal GStreamer error in ffdec_mpeg4
      * 348031 : rtpdepay does not add framerate capability
      * 351437 : [PATCH] ffmpeg postproc ported to 0.10
      * 351791 : Crashes playing crasher.nsv
      * 355584 : gst-ffmpeg / ffenc_flv generates unusable files
      * 359545 : ffdemux_mpegts broken
      * 361636 : h263 variant not specified with CODEC_ID_H263
      * 363365 : Please update the ffmpeg snapshot
      * 364956 : Caps incompatibilities for AMR
      * 383009 : CVE-2006-4800 4xm buffer overflow
      * 344583 : [PATCH] ffmpegenc to support/expose more avcodec properties
      * 351415 : (some) ffenc produce garbled results
      * 352579 : [avidemux] cane toad movie: sometimes no audio after seek
      * 378796 : broken ffmux_mov


You can find source releases of gst-ffmpeg 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
      * Edgard Lima
      * Edward Hervey
      * J^
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Luca Ognibene
      * Mark Nauwelaerts
      * Michael Smith
      * Michal Benes
      * Sebastien Moutte
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp M?ller
      * Ville Syrjala
      * Wim Taymans

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