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FFmpeg 2.1 Supports VP9, HEVC, PulseAudio Output

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Published on 28 October 2013 04:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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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!

Among the highlights for FFmpeg 2.1 include RTMP seek support, support for reading EXIF meta-data in JPEG images, Opus support in Matroska, lossless and alpha support for the WebP decoder, SFTP protocol support, a native VP9 decoder, a DPX parser, PulseAudio output device support, a ReplayGain scanner, enhanced ER AAC ELD decoding (Low-Delay AAC), H.265 / HEVC decoder (High Efficiency Video Coding), and Linux frame-buffer output device support.

As shown via the change-log there's also smaller improvements like aecho and compand filters and improvements to existing decoders.

FFmpeg is available for download from FFmpeg.org.

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