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FFmpeg 2.2 Release Adds The Libx265 Encoder

Multimedia

Published on 23 March 2014 11:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.

The official announcement for FFmpeg 2.2 has yet to appear at the time of writing, but the release source package is available via the FFmpeg.org server and extracted from that is the FFmpeg 2.2 change-log as shown below:

- HNM version 4 demuxer and video decoder
- Live HDS muxer
- setsar/setdar filters now support variables in ratio expressions
- elbg filter
- string validation in ffprobe
- support for decoding through VDPAU in ffmpeg (the -hwaccel option)
- complete Voxware MetaSound decoder
- remove mp3_header_compress bitstream filter
- Windows resource files for shared libraries
- aeval filter
- stereoscopic 3d metadata handling
- WebP encoding via libwebp
- ATRAC3+ decoder
- VP8 in Ogg demuxing
- side & metadata support in NUT
- framepack filter
- XYZ12 rawvideo support in NUT
- Exif metadata support in WebP decoder
- OpenGL device
- Use metadata_header_padding to control padding in ID3 tags (currently used in MP3, AIFF, and OMA files), FLAC header, and the AVI "junk" block.
- Mirillis FIC video decoder
- Support DNx444
- libx265 encoder
- dejudder filter
- Autodetect VDA like all other hardware accelerations


Some key changes to point out is the addition of the libx265 encoder for H.265 (H.265 decoding was previously added), Avid DNx444 support, OpenGL device support, WebP image encoding via the libwebp library, VP8 in Ogg demuxing, a ATRAC3+ decoder, elbg and dejudder filters, HNMv4 demuxer/decoder, and other changes.

The official release announcement should be appearing shortly over at FFmpeg.org.

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