Nintendo announced their new "NX" portable console today as the Nintendo Switch. While we don't focus on game consoles at Phoronix, hardware and talk of graphics APIs do excite us.
MPV Player 0.21 is now available as the latest version of this popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2.
For those of you making use of Kodi as your PVR/DVR/HTPC software, the second beta of "Krypton" is available for weekend testing.
With this summer's PulseAudio 9.0 release was support for Memfd-based transport. That support is now enabled by default in time for PulseAudio 10.
OpenShot 2.1 is the latest feature release of this promising open-source video editing solution.
The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware.
OpenSK (Open Stream Kit) is a project driven by a Microsoft engineer that aims to be "a cross-platform low-level sound library inspired by the Vulkan API."
For fans of the Ardour digital audio workstation software, version 5.0 of this popular open-source audio software is now available.
The third alpha release of Kodi 17 "Krypton" is now available and it has continued landing new/improved functionality.
Takashi Iwai's "sound" updates have been pulled in for the Linux 4.8 kernel.
The second alpha release of Kodi 17 Krypton is now available for testing.
If you use Ardour as your digital audio workstation software, you'll want to read this article about the features coming to Ardour 5.0.
For those still using Libav over FFmpeg, this multimedia library has added a wrapper for OpenH264 decoder support.
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library.
The folks responsible for the Ardour Digital Audio Workstation on Linux and OS X have tagged v5.0-pre0.
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.
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