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FFmpeg 2.0 Released With OpenCL, Many Changes

Multimedia

Published on 10 July 2013 01:53 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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FFmpeg 2.0 is now available and with this open-source multimedia framework update comes many new features. This new release presents OpenCL support, many new filters/decoders/demuxers, and other promising advancements.

FFmpeg 2.0 was just uploaded to the FFmpeg.org web-server minutes ago. The official release announcement has yet to appear on their web-site or mailing lists, but within the source package is the change-log (embedded below for convenience).

Among the changes for FFmpeg 2.0 over the current 1.2 release include new filters, support for Monkey Audio (versions 3.93+), audio filtering support for ffplay, 10% faster AAC encoding for x86/MIPS, WebP demuxing/decoding support, OpenCL support, new demuxers, new decoders, FTP protocol support, V4L2 ouput device support, X-Video output device support, and much more.

The latest version of the open-source software can be downloaded at FFmpeg.org.

FFmpeg 2.0 Features:
- curves filter
- reference-counting for AVFrame and AVPacket data
- ffmpeg now fails when input options are used for output file
or vice versa
- support for Monkey's Audio versions from 3.93
- perms and aperms filters
- audio filtering support in ffplay
- 10% faster aac encoding on x86 and MIPS
- sine audio filter source
- WebP demuxing and decoding support
- new ffmpeg options -filter_script and -filter_complex_script, which allow a
filtergraph description to be read from a file
- OpenCL support
- audio phaser filter
- separatefields filter
- libquvi demuxer
- uniform options syntax across all filters
- telecine filter
- new interlace filter
- smptehdbars source
- inverse telecine filters (fieldmatch and decimate)
- colorbalance filter
- colorchannelmixer filter
- The matroska demuxer can now output proper verbatim ASS packets. It will
become the default at the next libavformat major bump.
- decent native animated GIF encoding
- asetrate filter
- interleave filter
- timeline editing with filters
- vidstabdetect and vidstabtransform filters for video stabilization using
the vid.stab library
- astats filter
- trim and atrim filters
- ffmpeg -t and -ss (output-only) options are now sample-accurate when
transcoding audio
- Matroska muxer can now put the index at the beginning of the file.
- extractplanes filter
- avectorscope filter
- ADPCM DTK decoder
- ADP demuxer
- RSD demuxer
- RedSpark demuxer
- ADPCM IMA Radical decoder
- zmq filters
- DCT denoiser filter (dctdnoiz)
- Wavelet denoiser filter ported from libmpcodecs as owdenoise (formerly "ow")
- Apple Intermediate Codec decoder
- Escape 130 video decoder
- FTP protocol support
- V4L2 output device
- 3D LUT filter (lut3d)
- SMPTE 302M audio encoder
- support for slice multithreading in libavfilter
- Hald CLUT support (generation and filtering)
- VC-1 interlaced B-frame support
- support for WavPack muxing (raw and in Matroska)
- XVideo output device
- vignette filter
- True Audio (TTA) encoder
- Go2Webinar decoder
- mcdeint filter ported from libmpcodecs
- sab filter ported from libmpcodecs
- ffprobe -show_chapters option
- WavPack encoding through libwavpack
- rotate filter
- spp filter ported from libmpcodecs
- libgme support
- psnr filter

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