GStreamer Plugins 0.8.9
Posted on: 05/25/2005 04:48 PM

GStreamer Plugins 0.8.9 is available:

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.8.x stable series of the GStreamer Plugins.

The 0.8.x series is a stable series aimed at end users. It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

This module contains plugins providing media encoding and decoding, conversion, effects, and other elements that provide actual media handling functionality to the core. You need the GStreamer core module to make them work. The versions do not need to match exactly, as long as all of them are in the 0.8.x series.

The FFmpeg-based decoder element has been moved to its own module. If you want support for a lot of popular video formats, you need to install this module along with the GStreamer Core and Plugins. An FFmpeg-based colorspace element has been added to the Plugins however.


Features of this release
* Parallel installability with 0.6.x series
* Internationalization
* Translations: af az ca cs en_GB fr hu it nb nl or sq sr sv uk vi
* new element: ximagesrc
* new plugin: video4linuxradio
* new plugin: freeze
Bugs fixed in this release
* 118033 : Autodetect audiosink at run-time
* 141189 : [PATCH] [SPC] playback
* 149158 : [qtdemux/faad] MP4 file encoded Nero AAC Codec 2.6.2.0
is...
* 154431 : [mpeg] on PPC, gstreamer segfaults on any mpeg video
* 161661 : [PATCH] screenshots via gstreamer
* 162024 : [alsasink] doesn't probe HW
buffer_size/period_size/perio...
* 162355 : [PATCH] [cdparanoia] Fix for _QUERY_POSITION
* 163443 : crash when searching in a file (cvs)
* 165643 : [qtdemux] doesn't handle embedded URLs
* 165726 : [PATCH] New plugin: freeze
* 166113 : [faad] plugin won't compile against faad CVS
(unreleased ...
* 168390 : data caching (queue) breaks mms/asf
* 168406 : asfdemux always uses 25fps
* 168558 : [faad] Unsupported FAAD channel position 0x0
encountered ...
* 168728 : [v4lsrc] Support for v4l radio (patch included)
* 169073 : muine crashes on song change
* 169081 : ogg broken stream fix
* 169289 : Playbin should fallback on x11 when xvideo isn't
available
* 169333 : [pngdec, pngenc] Stride problems
* 169400 : decodebin finalization bug
* 169629 : [theoraenc] sharpness property
* 170060 : Segmentation Fault when open a video file with external
s...
* 170066 : Leak in oggdemux
* 170083 : nautilus restarts (crashes) when trying to view the
prope...
* 170249 : [nassink] playing .wav gives only noise
* 170319 : id3demuxbin loses tags
* 170387 : gstreamer fails to play free format mp3 using playbin
* 170390 : adder fails to implement a release_pad function
* 171341 : seeks on the silence plugin
* 171371 : need wavpack decoder
* 171530 : new plugin: libcdio-based cdda source
* 171777 : Ogm seek support is broken
* 171997 : gst-plugins structure addon for mikmod lt; = 3.2.0 just a
on...
* 172242 : gstspeed doesn't handle seek events correct
* 172281 : Buffer overflows in gstspeed
* 172563 : [videocrop] corrupts video when setting property in
state...
* 172697 : [PATCH] mpeg2dec skip-frame
* 172845 : one pixel cropped off at left when rendering subtitles
* 172854 : totem spawns error and stops when opening with a badly
fo...
* 172884 : When un-muting the sound volume is restored to 100%
* 172946 : crash when playing a .mov quicktime file
* 300337 : [PATCH] [switch] Does not set debug category
* 300377 : Totem cannot read files from davs URIs (other GNOME
apps ...
* 300457 : Totem never errors if you try playing a mp3 stream
withou...
* 300495 : configure does not find v4l, v4l2, Xlib.h, and SDL
* 301158 : 2 casts of buf in the gst_ximagesink_chain function
(xima...
* 301292 : caps nego problem in gst-adder
* 301894 : Wavpack doesn't compile on FreeBSD.
* 301944 : GstAdder doesn't EOS when all input channels did
* 302188 : totem crashes on a mp3 file
* 302222 : update for future Cairo 0.5 API
* 302625 : mad element doesn't report bitrate for mp3 files with
no ...
* 302813 : volume inside playbin doesn't work after the first file
h...
* 302837 : [playbin] gst_tag_list_copy: assertion `GST_IS_TAG_LIST
(...
* 302864 : gst-plugins fails to compile with gcc4
* 303011 : compilation fails on GCC4 warnings
* 303117 : Gstreamer plugins 0.8.8 musepack plugin build fails
* 303253 : More gcc4 issues in 0.8 head plugins
* 303650 : mpeg1videoparse does not recognize keyframes
* 303936 : should use g++ to link with cpp code
* 304125 : POTFILES.in fixes for gst-plugins
* 304180 : [directfb] compilation fails with gcc-4
* 304284 : [dv1394src] doesn't compile with gcc4
* 304537 : [dvdnav] dvdnav doesn't like gcc4
* 304538 : [hermes] doesn't like gcc4
* 304540 : [libmms] libmms doesn't like gcc4
* 304588 : totem crashes on invalid WAV file (channels=0)
* 305012 : [ximage] doesn't compile with gcc4
* 305186 : alsasink borkage

Download
You can find source releases of gst-plugins in the gst-plugins download directory: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst-plugins/

GStreamer Homepage
More details can be found on the project's website,
http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org.

Support and Bugs
We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org

Developers
CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org. You can browse the gst-plugins repository. 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.

Applications
The GConf settings have moved to a versioned location and can now be found under /system/gstreamer/0.8. GNOME Applications should use the gconf library, as provided by gstreamer-gconf-0.8.pc, to access the default settings.


Contributors to this release
* Ali Akcaagac
* Arwed v. Merkatz
* Benjamin Otte
* Benoit Amiaux
* Brian Cameron
* Chris Lee
* David Schleef
* Edward Hervey
* Gergely Nagy
* Jan Schmidt
* Kjartan Maraas
* Koop Mast
* Luca Ognibene
* Lutz Mueller
* Nickolay V. Shmyrev
* Richard Hult
* Ronald Bultje
* Thomas Vander Stichele
* Till Busch
* Tim-Philipp Müller
* William Jon McCann
* Wim Taymans
* Wouter Paesen
* Zaheer Abbas Merali


The GStreamer community would also like to use this opportunity to applaud Nokia for the launch of the Nokia 770 today, which uses GStreamer:
http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,,75023,00.html



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