Multimedia News Archives
4 November 2013 - Pitivi 0.92 - 4 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.
28 October 2013 - FFmpeg 2.1 - 22 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!
16 October 2013 - FFmpeg - 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.
5 October 2013 - Pitivi 0.91 - 1 Comment
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.
30 September 2013 - PiTiVi Alpha 0.91 - 21 Comments
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.
17 September 2013 - VLC H.265 - 10 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.
10 July 2013 - FFmpeg 2.0 - 5 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.
7 January 2013 - FFmpeg 1.1 - 23 Comments
Version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library was released today under the codename of Fire Flower.
28 September 2012 - FFmpeg 1.0 - 13 Comments
While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade.
26 August 2012 - mplayer2 - 18 Comments
After recently writing about Wayland support for MPlayer2, here's a look at some of the other development activities for this big fork of the original MPlayer project.
6 June 2012 - New MPlayer - 9 Comments
The last official release of MPlayer was version 1.0-rc4 and it came in January of 2011. Since then there's been no official releases so after more than a decade, MPlayer 1.0 has yet to be released, but being quietly available now is... MPlayer 1.1.
26 May 2012 - FFmpeg 0.11 - 8 Comments
FFmpeg 0.11 was released in time for weekend A/V use and as the first major update since January.
10 April 2012 - New MythTV - 7 Comments
At long last, MythTV 0.25 has been released. This update to the popular open-source PVR/HTPC project is long overdue, but there are some significant changes to find with this new version.
5 March 2012 - Long Delay
After quite a long development cycle, which saw MythTV forked into a new project called Torc by one of its lead developers, the upstream MythTV 0.25 release is finally becoming a reality.
15 February 2012 - Torc - 8 Comments
The MythTV code-base has now been forked by one of its lead developers. The new MythTV, which is focusing upon modernizing this open-source video recorder / player so it can better compete with the competition, is called Torc.
1 February 2012 - Binary Blobs - 22 Comments
Many were talking yesterday about why the forthcoming $25/$35 Raspberry Pi system won't ship in kit form, but of more interest to Phoronix readers out of that blog post would be the details concerning their Linux graphics driver stack and what they will be supporting.
26 January 2012 - New Release - 1 Comment
FFmpeg 0.10 is now available with several new filters, MUXers, encoders, and decoders for this very popular audio/video library.
23 January 2012 - 0.24.2
MythTV 0.24.2 was released over the weekend.
5 January 2012 - Not Yet - 5 Comments
It's been quite a while since last talking about MythTV, since this popular open-source project for Home Theater PCs last had a major release more than one year ago. However, a lot is being baked for v0.25 -- the next major release.
11 December 2011 - FFmpeg 0.9 Released - 30 Comments
The FFmpeg project has moved closer to its 1.0 release with the Sunday release of FFmpeg 0.9.