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XBMC 13.0 is officially available this morning with more than 500 commits from over 50 developers to bring out this "Gotham" release.
4 May 2014 - XBMC 13 - 14 Comments
The first release candidate to XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" snuck out a few days ago.
2 May 2014 - XBMC 13 - 7 Comments
A new release of the Xine library from the free multimedia player project now works with the FFmpeg-forked libav 10 release and has other improvements.
8 April 2014 - Xine - 1 Comment
The MPlayer-based SMPlayer open-source media player project now has experimental support for playing back non-protected Blu-ray disc videos.
1 April 2014 - SMPlayer - 14 Comments
Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player.
27 March 2014 - Snappy - 10 Comments
While FFmpeg already has VP8 and VP9 video decoding support, the latest FFmpeg code has just landed support for the former On2 VP7 video format.
25 March 2014 - VP7 - 2 Comments
Besides FFmpeg 2.2 being released this weekend, the Libav project that was forked from FFmpeg also released a new version.
24 March 2014 - Libav
The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.
23 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 5 Comments
While Firefox supports H.264 videos on Linux since last year, the necessary packages to make this happen are not currently part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
22 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 17 Comments
Just a half-month after the XBMC 13 Beta 1 release, the second beta of "Gotham" is now available.
17 March 2014 - XBMC
The XBMC-centered OpenELEC multimedia home Linux distribution has moved a step closer to its major 4.0 release.
16 March 2014 - XBMC
GLCS is a spin of the popular GLC OpenGL game recorder for Linux that adds in a few extra features.
11 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 33 Comments
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 - 51 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
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