RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.14 'Light Years Ahead'

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.14 'Light Years Ahead'.

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
To file bugs, go to
Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.14 "Light Years Ahead"

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
      * Audio dither and noise-shaping when reducing bit-depth
      * RTSP and SDP helper libraries added
      * Experimental buffering element "queue2" now supports pull-mode
    and file-based buffering.
      * Support for more 32-bit video pixel layouts
      * Various fixes and improvements
      * Parallel installability with 0.8.x series
      * Threadsafe design and API

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 380625 : [x*imagesink] add 'handle-expose' property
      * 385527 : oggmux sometimes gets DELTA flag on output wrong near start
      * 402076 : videoscale 4-tap method broken for downscaling
      * 437169 : [xvimagesink] add property to disable Xv double-buffering
      * 441264 : queue2 support to do buffering on a file
      * 442553 : [v4lsrc] doesn't output segments in GST_FORMAT_TIME
      * 442557 : [videorate] doesn't handle latency queries
      * 442944 : Audiotestsrc can overflow on seeks
      * 444523 : [queue2] Pull mode support
      * 444630 : Compilation error with fsseko (from gstqueue2.c) -- unabl...
      * 445505 : [queue2] It does not work in pull mode with oggdemux
      * 446551 : [queue2] Buffering is not working properly if it is set t...
      * 446572 : [queue2] Division by zero
      * 446972 : warning when compiling  gstoggdemux.c
      * 449156 : Regression in CVS for decodebin2
      * 450875 : Missing files in po/
      * 451707 : [tag] UTF-8 in ID3v1 tag not correctly decoded
      * 451908 : [ffmpegcolorspace] regression: doesn't accept GST_VIDEO_C...
      * 454264 : Playbin fails to " play " image url after a movie url
      * 456656 : [API] Addition of audio buffer clipping function to gstaudio
      * 460978 : gst_audio_buffer_clip outputs warnings
      * 152864 : [PATCH] GstAlsaMixer doesn't support signals
      * 360246 : [audioconvert] Optionally apply dithering
      * 394061 : Add support for Subviewer subtitles
      * 420326 : Base payloader class has wrong property types and ranges
      * 451145 : [vorbisdec] errors out on 0-sized packets
      * 459204 : [PATCH] [playbin] gst_play_base_bin_get_streaminfo_value_...

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* RTSP and SDP libraries added
* gst_rtsp_base64_decode_ip
* Add buffer clipping function gst_audio_buffer_clip for raw audio buffers. Fixes #456656.
* gst_mixer_get_mixer_flags
* gst_mixer_message_parse_mute_toggled
* gst_mixer_message_parse_record_toggled
* gst_mixer_message_parse_volume_changed
* gst_mixer_message_parse_option_changed
* GstMixerMessageType
* GstMixerFlags


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
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
      * Bastien Nocera
      * Dan Williams
      * David Schleef
      * Edward Hervey
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Jorn Baayen
      * Michael Smith
      * Sebastian Dröge
      * Sebastien Moutte
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thiago Sousa Santos
      * Thomas Vander Stichele
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Wim Taymans

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