1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

FFmpeg 1.1 Brings New Support, Encoders/Decoders

Multimedia

Published on 07 January 2013 11:29 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
23 Comments

Version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library was released today under the codename of Fire Flower.

FFmpeg 1.1 introduces several new encoders, decoders, demuxers, and various other new features to this open-source multimedia library. In particular, there's the usual assortment of new encoders/decoders, muxers/demuxers, and filters. There's even support for now building FFmpeg on the Plan 9 operating system.

Here's the key changes to FFmpeg 1.1 Fire Flower:

General:

- Stream disposition information printing in ffprobe
- ffprobe -select_streams option
- Remove -same_quant, it hasn't worked for years
- FFM2 support
- Support for building DLLs using MSVC
- ffescape tool
- Remove ffserver daemon mode
- New expansion syntax for drawtext
- ffprobe -show_entries option
- ffprobe -sections option
- SOX Resampler support in libswresample
- Resolution & pixel format change support with multithreading for H.264
- documentation split into per-component manuals
- Adobe and limelight publisher authentication in RTMP
- Data: URI scheme
- Support building on the Plan 9 operating system

Filters:

- Kerndeint filter ported from MPlayer
- Histeq filter ported from VirtualDub
- pp (postproc) filter ported from MPlayer
- Aselect filter
- Apad filter
- Subtitles filter
- Field filter ported from libmpcodecs
- GEQ filter ported from libmpcodecs
- Filter for loudness analysis following EBU R128

Muxers:

- DTS-HD demuxer
- Metadata (INFO tag) support in WAV muxer
- Metadata (info chunk) support in CAF muxer
- LVF demuxer
- AVR demuxer
- AST muxer/demuxer
- BRSTM demuxer
- PVF demuxer
- IRCAM muxer/demuxer
- Paris Audio File demuxer
- Virtual concatenation demuxer
- VobSub demuxer
- Silicon Graphics Movie demuxer
- NIST Sphere demuxer
- MPL2, VPlayer, MPlayer, AQTitle, PJS and SubViewer v1 subtitles demuxers and decoders
- Sony Wave64 muxer

Encoders/Decoders:

- Opus encoder using libopus
- Pinnacle TARGA CineWave YUV16 decoder
- TAK demuxer, decoder and parser
- X-Face image encoder and decoder
- 24-bit FLAC encoding
- Multi-channel ALAC encoding up to 7.1
- Subtitles raw text decoder
- BRender PIX image decoder
- ADPCM IMA Dialogic decoder
- Animated GIF decoder and demuxer
- JSON captions for TED talks decoding support
- SGI RLE 8-bit decoder
- Silicon Graphics Motion Video Compressor 1 & 2 decoder
- 012v decoder

This latest release can be fetched from FFmpeg.org.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. After 10+ Years, NetworkManager Reaches v1.0
  2. VDPAU Updated To v0.9
  3. An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed
  4. LLVM 3.6 Will Be Branched Next Month
  5. Opera Browser Puts Out Linux Updates For The Holidays
  6. GNOME Shell 3.15.3 Adds Support For High-Contrast Themes
  7. Linux 3.19: ThinkPad Muting Redone, New Dell Backlight Support, Acer Is Banging
  8. KVM Drops Support For IA64 While Adding Various x86 Improvements
  9. GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released
  10. FSF's High Priority Project List Now Has A Committee
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  2. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  3. The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems
  4. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  5. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  6. Are there an app using HSA ?
  7. Bench specific mount point
  8. Tool for measuring FPS in games