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XBMC Is Being Renamed To "Kodi"

The XBMC project has shared with us that they're renaming the project entirely to something very different in order to no longer reflect its past Xbox Media Center name.
1 August 2014 - XBMC - 22 Comments

The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land

An FFmpeg package is closer to reaching Debian after years of being rejected in favor of its forked libav alternative, but not all are happy with FFmpeg's reappearance.
29 July 2014 - FFmpeg - 59 Comments

MPV 0.4.1 Brings Various Bug Fixes

The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release.
13 July 2014 - MPlayer - 51 Comments

KDE Plasma Media Center 1.3 Supports Baloo, MPRIS Specification

After a half-year development period, KDE Plasma Media Center 1.3 has been officially released.
23 June 2014 - Media Center

In Road To Qt, Audacious Switches From GTK3 Back To GTK2

The popular Audacious open-source audio player was ported to GNOME's GTK+ 3.x tool-kit, but now developers have decided to move back to their GTK2 user-interface port while ultimately they are planning for a Qt version.
23 June 2014 - GTK2 - 105 Comments

XBMC 13.1 Brings Fixes To Gotham

For those that missed it, at the end of last week XBMC 13.1 "Gotham" rose.
9 June 2014 - XBMC 13.1

MythTV 0.27.1 Has 340+ Improvements

MythTV 0.27 was released last September with numerous enhancements and now available is its first point release that has hundreds of fixes and other minor improvements to this popular open-source PVR/DVR software.
3 June 2014 - MythTV

XBMC 13.1 Gotham Enters Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate to the upcoming XBMC 13.1 Gotham point release is now available.
26 May 2014 - XBMC 13.1

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

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