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XBMC 13.1 Gotham Is On Approach With Many Fixes

XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" was just released at the beginning of the month but already the XBMC 13.1 point release is up to its second beta.
19 May 2014 - XBMC 13.1

Libav Merges Its Native Opus Decoder

The libav multimedia project now has a native Opus decoder with its latest Git code.
15 May 2014 - Libav - 26 Comments

VidOn.me Publishes A New XBMC Source Tree

"VidOn.me has an Allwinner A20 based media player called VidOn.me AV100 that they are using a forked version for XBMC on, which unlike upstream mainline XBMC features full hardware accelerated video decoding and full Blu-ray Disc menu support, but like many Chinese companies VidOn.me have previously not released all the source code changes and modification as they are required to as XBMC is licensed under GPLv2 (GPL version 2), meaning their code have never had a chance to make it into upstream mainline XBMC as per the GPL, but now it looks like they might have released their latest code to comply with the GPL", wrote a Phoronix reader this morning.
9 May 2014 - VidOn.me

XBMC 13 Powered OpenELEC 4.0 Released

The OpenELEC 4.0 Linux distribution just took place and is powered by the newly-released XBMC 13 Gotham HTPC software.
5 May 2014 - OpenELEC - 1 Comment

XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" Has Been Officially Released

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

XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" RC1 Released

The first release candidate to XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" snuck out a few days ago.
2 May 2014 - XBMC 13 - 7 Comments

Xine-lib 1.2.5 Supports Libav 10, New Plug-Ins

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

SMPlayer 14.3 Has Experimental Blu-Ray Disc Support

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

Snappy 1.0 Open-Source Video Player Released

Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player.
27 March 2014 - Snappy - 10 Comments

FFmpeg Adds On2 VP7 Video Decoder Support

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

Libav 10 Adds HEVC Support, WebP / JPEG 2000 / VP9 Decoders

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

FFmpeg 2.2 Release Adds The Libx265 Encoder

The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.
23 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04's Firefox & KDE Will Not Easily Support H.264

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

XBMC 13 Gotham Beta 2 Gets Fixed Up

Just a half-month after the XBMC 13 Beta 1 release, the second beta of "Gotham" is now available.
17 March 2014 - XBMC

OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 2 Is Out This Weekend

The XBMC-centered OpenELEC multimedia home Linux distribution has moved a step closer to its major 4.0 release.
16 March 2014 - XBMC

GLCS: A Better Version Of GLC For Linux Game Capturing

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

OpenELEC 4.0 Beta Brings Changes, Based On XBMC 13

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

XBMC 13.0 Gotham Beta 1 Released

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

Intel Broadwell "Gen8" Support Comes To VA-API

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

FFmpeg VP9 Decoder Claims To Be The World's Fastest

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

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