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GStreamer VA-API 0.6 Adds H.265 Encode/Decode

Version 0.6 of the GStreamer VA-API plug-ins is now available. These GStreamer plug-ins expose video encode/decode for GStreamer that's backed by VA-API on supported graphics hardware/drivers.

16 July 2015 - GStreamer VA-API - 7 Comments
Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" RC2 Released

The second release candidate to Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" is now available. Since Kodi 14.2 there have now been about 1,080 code changes so far towards this next major release.

11 July 2015 - Kodi 15 - Add A Comment
Kodi Is Working On Chromium CEF Integration

A Kodi developer has started working on integrating Google's Chrome Embedded Framework (CEF) browser layout/rendering engine into Kodi. If successful in embedding this Chromium code into the Kodi HTPC software, new doors could be opened up and it would open up a lot of new possibilities.

9 July 2015 - Chrome Embedded - 14 Comments
Kodi 15 Alpha 2 Released

With Kodi 14.2 now having been released, Kodi 15 Alpha 2 is now available for those wishing to live on the bleeding-edge Kodi/XBMC multimedia experience.

1 April 2015 - Kodi 15 - 4 Comments
FFmpeg Enables H.265 Encoding For New NVIDIA GPUs

Since last year the NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver has exposed the NVENC API for GPU-based video encode support. FFmpeg has supported NVENC for offloading the encode job to newer NVIDIA graphics processors and now they've extended that code to support H.265 encoding on the GPU.

25 March 2015 - NVENC H.265 - 5 Comments
XBMC/Kodi 15.0 Alpha 1 Released

The first major feature release over Kodi 14, the media player / open-source HTPC software previously known as XBMC, is in development and its first development release is now available.

28 February 2015 - Kodi 15 - 3 Comments

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