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Release notes for GStreamer 1.8.3
The GStreamer team is proud to announce the third bugfix release in the stable
1.8 release series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!
This release only contains bugfixes and it is safe to update from 1.8.x. For a
full list of bugfixes see Bugzilla.
See /releases/1.8/ for the full release notes.
This module, gstreamer, only contains core functionality.
For actual media playback, you will need other modules.
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 less supported plugins that haven't passed the
rigorous quality testing we expect, or are still missing documentation
and/or unit tests
contains a set of codecs plugins based on libav (formerly gst-ffmpeg)
Bugs fixed in this release
* 739289 : basesink: Stepping incorrectly updates start time when stepping in PAUSED, causing step amount to be calculated wrongly
* 762330 : Probe only flush events, is not possible
* 767413 : tee: Properly handle return value when only 1 pad
* 767688 : queue2: fix crash deleting current region for small ring buffers
* 768141 : bus: chain up constructed.
* 768326 : Building GStreamer for Android fails on Windows (new since 1.8.2)
* 768450 : pad: check caps not NULL before referring
* 768649 : queue2: Force final average input rate calculation on EOS
* 769802 : queue2: Post buffering messages earlier in ringbuffer mode
==== Download ====
You can find source releases of gstreamer 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
* Edward Hervey
* Guillaume Desmottes
* Jan Schmidt
* Linus Svensson
* Miguel París Díaz
* Nicolas Dufresne
* Ray Strode
* Sebastian Dröge
* Thiago Santos
* Tim-Philipp Müller
* Vincent Penquerc'h