Multimedia News Archives
The OpenELEC HTPC/multimedia Linux distribution is out today with their first beta release of the upcoming 4.0 series. OpenELEC 4.0 will bring many front-end and back-end changes to this distribution centered around XBMC.
6 March 2014 - OpenELEC - 6 Comments
The first beta of the upcoming XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" multimedia HTPC software is available with a load of new features.
4 March 2014 - XBMC - 9 Comments
The Video Acceleration API (VA-API) library now has support for Intel's upcoming Broadwell (Gen8) graphics processors for GPU-based video encode/decode support.
27 February 2014 - VA-API - 3 Comments
A new video codec decoder for Google's VP9 open video codec that's built around FFmpeg is claiming to be the fastest VP9 decoder.
22 February 2014 - FFmpeg - 27 Comments
FFmpeg and its forked Libav have each added an H.265 / HEVC encoder today to their respective code-bases.
12 February 2014 - libx265 - 21 Comments
The GPAC open-source multimedia project is now one decade old and in that time has seen 5,000 commits. Developers behind GPAC have written into Phoronix to explain their Linux-supportive multimedia crusade.
26 January 2014 - GPAC Project - 1 Comment
The once popular MPlayer2 fork of MPlayer has sadly not seen any new development activity in nearly one year, but another less well-known fork of MPlayer is still showing a future with its most recent activity just being from hours ago.
1 January 2014 - MPlayer Updates - 50 Comments
After the XBMC 12.3 release this week, the next major update due out for this incredibly popular multi-platform HTPC software is the XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" release.
29 December 2013 - XBMC 13 - 19 Comments
Version 12.3 of the very popular XBMC multimedia player software is now available. XBMC 12.3 is the last planned 12 "Frodo" update prior to XBMC 13.0 in 2014.
28 December 2013 - XBMC 12.3 - 10 Comments
Pitivi was recently ported to GTK3 and the GStreamer Editing Services, which was delivered to users with Pitivi 0.91. Pitivi 0.92 is now available as the latest 1.0 pre-release and it brings many corrections for users of this open-source video editing software.
4 November 2013 - Pitivi 0.92 - 4 Comments
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!
28 October 2013 - FFmpeg 2.1 - 22 Comments
Earlier this month FFmpeg developers added a VP9 media decoder to their open-source project and now they have added a free implementation of the HEVC/H.265 codec decoder.
16 October 2013 - FFmpeg - 22 Comments
Just a few days after the Pitivi 0.91 Alpha, the official release has occurred with support for the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit, GStreamer 1.x APIs, and is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services.
5 October 2013 - Pitivi 0.91 - 1 Comment
The Pitivi 0.91 Alpha release was tagged on Sunday and with it is a major rework of the entire Pitivi architecture, which is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services and supports GTK+3 for its tool-kit.
30 September 2013 - PiTiVi Alpha 0.91 - 21 Comments
The VLC project has merged support for x265 to provide support for HEVC/H.265 in the popular open-source cross-platform media player.
17 September 2013 - VLC H.265 - 10 Comments
OpenElect 3.2 is now available.
14 September 2013 - XBMC 12 - 18 Comments
The XBMC media center software has been ported so it can run directly on the Mir Display Server.
23 July 2013 - XBMC Mir - 106 Comments
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.
10 July 2013 - FFmpeg 2.0 - 5 Comments
After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software.
29 January 2013 - XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" - 10 Comments
Version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library was released today under the codename of Fire Flower.
7 January 2013 - FFmpeg 1.1 - 23 Comments
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