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Release notes for GStreamer 1.8.1
The GStreamer team is proud to announce the first 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 1.8.0. 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
* 727105 : doc: Drop reference to osssink / esdsink / etc, from gst-launch-1.0 man page
* 741001 : GST_DEBUG categories are missing when using --gst-debug-help
* 761912 : gstpad: Fix race between gst_element_remove_pad and state change
* 762995 : queue: Use full running time for level calculation
* 763753 : valve: don't send sticky events as a direct response to upstream events
* 763757 : multiqueue: Make sure mq- > percent remains valid after modifying high-percent value
* 765096 : baseparse: When initializing DTS from PTS, remember that we did so
* 765260 : baseparse: regression with aac streams
==== 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
* Carlos Rafael Giani
* Edward Hervey
* Havard Graff
* Sebastian Dröge
* Stian Selnes