Collabora’s Devs Add Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Enhanced AC-3 to GStreamer 1.10

Among the major contributions added by Collabora’s devs to GStreamer 1.10, we can mention the implementation of a GstTracer plugin for tracing memory leaks in GStreamer plugins and apps, which actually help them address many leaks, support for ALSA devices with multiple audio channels, mostly present in the industrial environments, and memory leak fixes in the new decodebin3/playbin3 code. There’s also Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) support, which might come in handy if you have a microphone capable of capturing the output of the speaker when doing phone calls, support for multiple threads in the libvpx decoder (for VP8 and VP9 streams) on multi-core systems, various improvements to the V4L2 (Video4Linux) elements, as well as support for the video meta, which allows for zero-copy operations.