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  • FFmpeg 2.1 Supports VP9, HEVC, PulseAudio Output

    Phoronix: FFmpeg 2.1 Supports VP9, HEVC, PulseAudio Output

    FFmpeg 2.1 (codenamed "Fourier") was tagged Sunday and with it comes a whole lot of improvements to the popular open-source multimedia encoder/decoder software. There's VP9 and H.265 / HEVC decoding and a whole lot more!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5NzU

  • #2
    What there wasn't PulseAudio support before?

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    • #3
      Probably used ALSA, PulseAudio can grab and convert that.

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      • #4
        Please, somebody, can we drop the hopeless "avconv" from every belligerent distro that ships it and get back to the one true ffmpeg. Some much more quality and life to be found there....

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        • #5
          I've noticed mplayer2 is kind of a dead project these days. They're not even picking up libav commits anymore.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by johnc View Post
            I've noticed mplayer2 is kind of a dead project these days. They're not even picking up libav commits anymore.
            That's why all the cool kids use mpv

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johnc View Post
              I've noticed mplayer2 is kind of a dead project these days. They're not even picking up libav commits anymore.
              A lot of devs moved from mplayer to mplayer2 because of Management. But while mplayer2 was better for awhile, it eventually also fell to Management issues. So the mplayer2 guys re-forked and moved to MPV.

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              • #8
                Yeah mpv is interesting... but the last time I checked it didn't work with any front-ends, kinda making it pointless. I think it would have been better to get a replacement communication framework in place first, then after front-ends had moved over to the new way, deprecate the old way. But that's just my weird way of thinking. I guess I'll go investigate what the latest is with the project.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                  A lot of devs moved from mplayer to mplayer2 because of Management. But while mplayer2 was better for awhile, it eventually also fell to Management issues. So the mplayer2 guys re-forked and moved to MPV.
                  Meanwhile the VLC guys are not that stupid. There is still only one VLC.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                    Meanwhile the VLC guys are not that stupid. There is still only one VLC.
                    That is true. Though OTOH it only took VLC about ten years to get a feature like VDPAU. I can see how something that like that would be on the low end of the priority list. /s

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johnc View Post
                      That is true. Though OTOH it only took VLC about ten years to get a feature like VDPAU. I can see how something that like that would be on the low end of the priority list. /s
                      Until recently VDPAU was a single vendor solution only offered by the proprietary driver and VA API could, in theory, wrapped around the other APIs (although that never worked for me). Now with Gallium drivers only properly supporting VDPAU, the situation has changed.

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                      • #12
                        So...does Linux Mint use libav or ffmpeg? If it uses ffmpeg I might switch over, I've only heard good things about ffmpeg and libav on Ubuntu isn't as full-featured as I want it to be.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blinxwang View Post
                          So...does Linux Mint use libav or ffmpeg? If it uses ffmpeg I might switch over, I've only heard good things about ffmpeg and libav on Ubuntu isn't as full-featured as I want it to be.
                          Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and probably uses Ubuntu repositories, so it probably uses libav.

                          I myself prefer libav anyways.


                          Back on topic... I could've sworn ffmpeg has supported a pulseaudio output module for ages...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MWisBest View Post
                            Back on topic... I could've sworn ffmpeg has supported a pulseaudio output module for ages...
                            It certainly supported PulseAudio input. As for output, it's hard to tell, typically you don't need to specify any options to ffplay to get the sound working...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MWisBest View Post
                              I myself prefer libav anyways.
                              Why do you prefer libav? i see only that it waste many human resourcess. instead of making one better we have two on the same weel.

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