GStreamer 1.24.0 new major feature release

The GStreamer team is thrilled to announce a new major feature release of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework!

The 1.24 release series adds new features on top of the 1.22 series and is part of the API and ABI-stable 1.x release series.

As always, this release is again packed with new features, bug fixes and many other improvements.


  • New Discourse forum and Matrix chat space
  • New Analytics and Machine Learning abstractions and elements
  • Playbin3 and decodebin3 are now stable and the default in gst-play-1.0, GstPlay/GstPlayer
  • The va plugin is now preferred over gst-vaapi and has higher ranks
  • GstMeta serialization/deserialization and other GstMeta improvements
  • New GstMeta for SMPTE ST-291M HANC/VANC Ancillary Data
  • New unixfd plugin for efficient 1:N inter-process communication on Linux
  • cudaipc source and sink for zero-copy CUDA memory sharing between processes
  • New intersink and intersrc elements for 1:N pipeline decoupling within the same process
  • Qt5 + Qt6 QML integration improvements including qml6glsrc, qml6glmixer, qml6gloverlay, and qml6d3d11sink elements
  • DRM Modifier Support for dmabufs on Linux
  • OpenGL, Vulkan and CUDA integration enhancements
  • Vulkan H.264 and H.265 video decoders
  • RTP stack improvements including new RFC7273 modes and more correct header extension handling in depayloaders
  • WebRTC improvements such as support for ICE consent freshness, and a new webrtcsrc element to complement webrtcsink
  • WebRTC signallers and webrtcsink implementations for LiveKit and AWS Kinesis Video Streams
  • WHIP server source and client sink, and a WHEP source
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) clock support for Windows and other additions
  • Low-Latency HLS (LL-HLS) support and many other HLS and DASH enhancements
  • New W3C Media Source Extensions library
  • Countless closed caption handling improvements including new cea608mux and cea608tocea708 elements
  • Translation support for awstranscriber
  • Bayer 10/12/14/16-bit depth support
  • MPEG-TS support for asynchronous KLV demuxing and segment seeking, plus various new muxer features
  • Capture source and sink for AJA capture and playout cards
  • SVT-AV1 and VA-API AV1 encoders, stateless AV1 video decoder
  • New uvcsink element for exporting streams as UVC camera
  • DirectWrite text rendering plugin for windows
  • Direct3D12-based video decoding, conversion, composition, and rendering
  • AMD Advanced Media Framework AV1 + H.265 video encoders with 10-bit and HDR support
  • AVX/AVX2 support and NEON support on macOS on Apple ARM64 CPUs via new liborc
  • GStreamer C# bindings have been updated
  • Rust bindings improvements and many new and improved Rust plugins
  • Rust plugins now shipped in packages for all major platforms including Android and iOS
  • Lots of new plugins, features, performance improvements and bug fixes

Full release notes can be found at:

GStreamer 1.24 release notes

Binaries for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows will be provided shortly.

Release tarballs can be downloaded directly from the links in the attachment.

As always, please let us know of any issues you run into by filing an issue or Merge Request in GitLab.


PS: please note that there have been some last-second API additions and API changes (for newly-added API) since the 1.23.90 1.24rc1 release!


Binary packages for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android are now available at