Intel has added VP9 encoding support to the Video Acceleration API (VA-API).
The developers working on the FFmpeg multimedia library have finally implemented support for VA-API accelerated video encoding.
LibreELEC, the recent fork of OpenELEC by a number of the developers for that project building an OS around XBMC/Kodi, has issued their v7.0 release.
In seeking to address the bug fallout from the major Kodi 16 release that happened back in February, the Kodi 16.1 point release is now available.
For those still using the FFmpeg-forked Libav project for your multimedia needs, the latest Git code has landed H.264 and MPEG4 encoders using OpenMAX IL.
There's been grumblings about a growing fork of OpenELEC the past few weeks while today two Phoronix readers wrote in with news of LibreELEC, the new fork of OpenELEC as a Kodi/XBMC appliance Linux distribution that has a number of the original OpenELEC developers involved.
It's been a while since the last major update to the MythTV HTPC software, but out today is version 0.28.
Toonz is an animation software solution used by studios like Studio Ghibli and has been in development for more than two decades. Earlier this month it was announced Toonz would be open-sourced and then a few days back the code was published as OpenToonz. While Toonz/OpenToonz originally didn't have Linux support, patches are emerging to allow this high-end animation software to run on Linux.
For those still relying upon the FFmpeg-forked libav project, their libavcodec code has added new VA-API encoder support.
While OpenShot 2.0 is long overdue, things are finally looking up for this open-source non-linear video editor with going into beta this past January and today marking the release of the fourth beta.
While we continue to wait on the release of VLC 3, some improvements for the media player's support of Google's Chromecast devices have landed.
Timed for this week's GNOME 3.20 release, GStreamer 1.8 was officially released this morning.
While Skylake systems have been in the marketplace for several months already, the Skylake audio support continues to be refined after the initial support landed rather late relative to Skylake's launch last year.
It's been a while since last hearing anything major out of the Avidemux free software video editor project. However, available this weekend is the Avidemux 2.6.12 release.
For those wanting to upgrade their Home Theater PC software, Kodi 16, formerly known as XBMC, has been officially released.
MPlayer 1.3.0 was released today by the team working on this widely-used, open-source video player.
FFmpeg 3.0 is now available for your open-source multimedia needs.
While FFmpeg has offered hardware-accelerated HEVC decoding using NVIDIA's VDPAU API since last summer, this support for the FFmpeg-forked libav landed just today.
It was just last week we got to write about VLC 3.0 features and early planning for VLC 4.0 while this weekend in Git there is another feature to add to the list.
It's been quite a while since last having anything major to talk about with the MythTV open-source DVR software, but at least today they have put out a new point release.
The Kodi HTPC software formerly known as XBMC is -- at least temporarily -- dropping their Wayland support.
For more than a year we've been looking forward to VLC 3.0, but it's not quite baked yet. Once VLC 3.0 does finally ship, there are already early plans for VLC 4.0.
Kodi 16.0 "Jarvis" is quite close to being released with today marking the availability of their second release candidate.
For those out there still using MPlayer, the latest stable release is now available.
The first release candidate is out today for the Kodi 16.0 "Jarvis" home theater PC software.
While the OpenSolaris-derived OpenIndiana operating system doesn't come to mind as a HTPC/multimedia operating system, the Kodi software was just ported to it.
For those using Ardour as their open-source digital audio workstation on Linux and OS X systems, the Ardour 4.6 release is now available as the latest major version of the program.
It's been nearly one year now that we've been getting excited over VLC 3.0. While we haven't heard any major updates recently and the release has yet to take place, progress continues to be made.
Kieran Kunhya with some documentation in hand and a lot of reverse engineering has been working on allowing support for the GoPro Cineform HD codec from the open-source Linux desktop.
It's been just one week since the last beta update of Kodi 16 but its development steam is sticking to the "release early, release often" and this morning shipped beta #4.
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