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Release notes for GStreamer Bad Plugins 1.2.3
The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new bug-fix release
in the 1.x stable series of the
core of the GStreamer streaming media framework.
The 1.x series is a stable series targeted at end users.
It is not API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.10.x series.
It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.10.x series and
will not affect an existing 0.10.x installation.
"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
* 709241 : applemedia: Enable I420 on input pad
* 711163 : amcvideodec: Add the xvid and divx variants for mpeg4 video
* 721382 : srtpdec: fix GstCaps memory leak
* 721384 : h264parse: clears keyframe flags when passing through byte-stream AUs (regression)
* 721715 : h264parse: Multiple SEI messages in SEI RBSP
* 722158 : facedetect: element non-functional because of unreasonable, hardcoded max-size setting
* 722414 : vp8pay: Memory leak
* 722622 : d3dvideosink: Unable to register Direct3D hidden window class
* 723127 : hlsdemux: Seeks sometimes deadlock
* 723134 : hlsdemux: Playback may not always start when using a file:// url because of racy EOS handling
* 723230 : opencv: works with 2.4.8 too
* 723398 : fisheye: plugin has wrong description
==== 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
* Alexey Chernov
* Aurélien Zanelli
* Colin Macdonald
* Dominik Röttsches
* Duncan Palmer
* Jorge Zapata
* Kipp Cannon
* Mark Nauwelaerts
* Miguel París Díaz
* Nicola Murino
* Sebastian Dröge
* Thiago Santos
* Vincent Penquerc'h