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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.4.0
The GStreamer team is pleased to announce the first release of
the stable 1.4 release series. The 1.4 release series is adding new
features on top of the 1.0 and 1.2 series and is part of the API and
ABI-stable 1.x release series of the GStreamer multimedia framework.
Binaries for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows are provided together
with this release.
The stable 1.4 release series is API and ABI compatible with 1.0.x,
1.2.x and any other 1.x release series in the future. Compared to 1.2.x
it contains some new features and more intrusive changes that were
considered too risky as a bugfix.
"That an accusation?"
No perfectly groomed moustache or any amount of fine clothing is going to
cover up the truth - these plugins are Bad with a capital B.
They look fine on the outside, and might even appear to get the job done, but
at the end of the day they're a black sheep. Without a golden-haired angel
to watch over them, they'll probably land in an unmarked grave at the final
Don't bug us about their quality - exercise your Free Software rights,
patch up the offender and send us the patch on the fastest steed you can
steal from the Confederates. Because you see, in this world, there's two
kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig.
You dig.
This module contains a set of plugins that aren't up to par compared to the
rest. They might be close to being good quality, but they're missing something
- be it a good code review, some documentation, a set of tests, a real live
maintainer, or some actual wide use. If the blanks are filled in they might be
upgraded to become part of either gst-plugins-good or gst-plugins-ugly,
depending on the other factors.
If the plugins break, you can't complain - instead, you can fix the
problem and send us a patch, or bribe someone into fixing them for you.
New contributors can start here for things to work on.
Other modules containing plugins are:
contains a basic set of well-supported plugins
contains a set of well-supported plugins under our preferred license
contains a set of well-supported plugins, but might pose problems for
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)
Bugs fixed in this release
* 726555 : is out of date
* 733052 : Include windsock header for Windows targets
* 733063 : examples: gl fxtest example fails to build on win32 with gtk+ 3.0
* 733072 : camerabin: Taking a picture in cheese leads to all sort of race
* 733123 : mxfmux: Avoid taking unnecessary ref
* 733248 : gl: GLintptr/GLsizeiptr/etc typechecks ignore GL_CFLAGS, potentially causing typedef redefinition errors from gst-libs/gst/gl/glprototypes/gstgl_compat.h at buildtime
==== Download ====
You can find source releases of gst-plugins-bad in the download
The git repository and details how to clone it can be found at
==== Homepage ====
The project's website is
==== Support and Bugs ====
We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests:
Please submit patches via bugzilla as well.
For help and support, please subscribe to and send questions to the
gstreamer-devel mailing list (see below for details).
There is also a #gstreamer IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.
==== Developers ====
GStreamer is stored in Git, hosted at, and can be cloned
from there (see link above).
Interested developers of the core library, plugins, and applications should
subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list.
Contributors to this release
* Alessandro Decina
* Alexey Pavlov
* Arun Raghavan
* Edward Hervey
* Gwenole Beauchesne
* Göran Jönsson
* Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
* Jan Schmidt
* Julien Isorce
* Mart Raudsepp
* Mathieu Duponchelle
* Matthew Waters
* Matthieu Bouron
* Nicolas Dufresne
* Philip Withnall
* Piotr Drąg
* Sebastian Dröge
* Sebastian Rasmussen
* Stefan Ringel
* Thiago Santos
* Thibault Saunier
* Tim-Philipp Müller
* Vincent Penquerc'h
* Wang Xin-yu (王昕宇)