, a popular free software project to record, convert, and stream audio/video files of various formats, has finally readied itself for a new release. FFmpeg is relied upon heavily by MPlayer
, but official releases are far and few between. Tonight, however, the FFmpeg developers have released version 0.5 of this LGPL multimedia software.
With FFmpeg 0.5 there is a plethora of new audio/video file decoders and encoders, a new meta-data API, cleaner code, ffserver fixes, new muxers / demuxers, and various other features. Among the new decoders are for RealVideo RV30/40, MLP/TrueHD, Flash Screen Video, Monkey's Audio, and many other formats
. There is also NVIDIA VDPAU support in FFmpeg
The announcement of FFmpeg 0.5 can be found at FFmpeg.org
along with download links. The complete change-log can be found via their SVN viewer