RELEASE: GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.29 "Freaks"

This mail announces the release of GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.29

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 report bugs, request features or submit patches, please go to

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Release notes for GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.29 "Freaks"

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, audioresample, volume
  visualisation: libvisual
  video processing: ffmpegcolorspace
  aggregate elements: uridecodebin, playbin2, decodebin2, 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
      * video: add support for color-matrix and chroma-site fields in video caps and selected elements
      * video: Add support for 8-bit and 16-bit grayscale formats
      * typefinding: add AAC profile, level, channels and rate to ADTS caps
      * tags: add basic xmp metadata support
      * gio, gnomevfs: invert ranks of gio and gnomevfs elements: gio is prefered now, gnomevfs has been deprecated
      * riff: add mapping for On2 VP62 and VP7 and add some more MPEG4 fourccs
      * playsink: Don't fail if there are subtitles and audio but no video
      * oggdemux: map old FLAC mapping correctly
      * alsa: handle disappearing of sound device whilst in use more gracefully
      * playbin: Only unref the volume element on dispose and when a new audio sink is set
      * build: build plugin, example and libs directories in parallel if make -jN is used
      * uridecodebin/playbin2: we can handle avi in download mode too
      * rtsp: handle closed POST socket in tunneling, ignore unparsable ranges, allow for more ipv6 addresses
      * audiopayload: add property to control packet duration

Bugs fixed in this release
      * 615647 : xvimagesink could miss initial expose
      * 423086 : vorbisdec introduces timestamp discontinuity at the end
      * 601315 : [uridecodebin] No download buffering for AVI files
      * 609539 : xmp metadata support in tag library
      * 609801 : [volume] Use sample accurate property values if a controller is used
      * 610248 : don't poll geometry for every frame
      * 610249 : [xoverlay] add set_render_rectangle() methods
      * 610866 : [playbin2] Don't fail if there are subtitles and audio but no video
      * 611702 : playbin2: Warning: g_object_set: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed with custom text sink
      * 612223 : [base(audio)sink] hangs in _wait_eos
      * 612312 : typefind: Post AAC profile in caps
      * 612552 : Examples and tests don't compile with -DGSEAL_ENABLE
      * 612783 : Warning when compiling gstsubparse.c with MSVC
      * 612845 : [typefindfunctions] crash in strncasecmp() on windows
      * 612968 : Add On2 VP62 and VP7 support in riff-media
      * 613093 : Improper boundary condition handling in videoscale.
      * 613198 : ximagesink memory leak
      * 613248 : [audiopayload] add property to control packet duration
      * 613281 : [PATCH] Don't call configure with --enable-plugin-docs
      * 613387 : [gio] compiler warning with GLib 2.18, breaks build with -Werror
      * 613403 : docs: gst_x_overlay_handle_events() lacks Since: tag
      * 613589 : typefind: Export AAC level in caps
      * 613591 : rtspsrc doesn't parse negative port numbers
      * 613690 : [xmp] refactoring to 1-n tag mappings
      * 613809 : [oggdemux] flac: file does not play locally
      * 614288 : Setting playbin volume has no effect the second time around
      * 614545 : gstalsasrc mixer task spins 100% CPU when USB sound card is removed
      * 614622 : Trying to compile and it blows up at seek
      * 614764 : Compile breaks on Mac OS 10.5.8 on new jsseek example
      * 615572 : Buffer Leak in audiorate during fill process
      * 615697 : Problems with Makefile
      * 615789 : [ximagesink] gst_ximagesink_xwindow_update_geometry: assertion `xwindow != NULL' failed
      * 616545 : [ffmpegcolorspace] Crashes when converting Y41B with some width/height combinations

API changed in this release
- API additions:
* gst_x_overlay_set_render_rectangle()
* gst_tag_list_from_xmp_buffer()
* gst_tag_list_to_xmp_buffer()
* gst_video_format_is_gray()
* gst_video_parse_caps_chroma_site()
* gst_video_parse_caps_color_matrix()
* gst_rtsp_lower_trans_get_type()


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:


GStreamer is stored in Git, hosted at, and can be cloned 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
      * Arun Raghavan
      * Benjamin Otte
      * Damien Lespiau
      * David Hoyt
      * David Schleef
      * Edward Hervey
      * Jan Schmidt
      * Mark Nauwelaerts
      * Olivier Crête
      * Peter Kjellerstedt
      * Reuben Dowle
      * Rob Clark
      * Robert Swain
      * Sebastian Dröge
      * Stefan Kost
      * Thiago Santos
      * Thomas Green
      * Tim-Philipp Müller
      * Torsten Schönfeld
      * Vincent Untz
      * Wim Taymans

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