Multimedia News Archives
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
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
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