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Kodi 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC

Kodi, the rename of XBMC, is out with its first release under the new branding. Besides changing names, Kodi 14.0 brings a number of improvements to this popular open-source multimedia center software.
23 December 2014 - Kodi 14.0 - 14 Comments

FFmpeg 2.5 Brings Animated PNG, WebP Decoding Support

The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications.
4 December 2014 - FFmpeg - 3 Comments

FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.
20 November 2014 - FFmpeg - 18 Comments

OpenELEC 5.0 Prepares To Take On Kodi, Runs With LibreSSL

The first beta of the OpenELEC 5.0 multimedia focused Linux distribution is now available for testing. OpenELEC 5.0 is to be aligned with the upcoming Kodi 14 that's the re-branded XBMC.
6 November 2014 - OpenELEC 5.0 Beta

Wayland Support Starts Coming Together For VLC Media Player

Users of the VLC multimedia player will be happy to know that the Wayland support is coming along for those wanting to abandon their X.Org Server.
16 October 2014 - VLC - 7 Comments

XBMC/Kodi 14 Alpha 4 Brings EGL + GLESv2 To X11

Kodi, the open-source multimedia software formerly known as XBMC, is out with a new alpha release in preparation for its inaugural v14.0 debut.
5 October 2014 - Kodi - 8 Comments

XBMC/Kodi 14 Is Going To Be Mostly About Cleaning Up

XBMC, which renamed itself to Kodi, is out with a new alpha release for the Kodi 14 media center software. While XBMC 13 introduced a lot of new features, Kodi 14 is going to be mostly about minor refinements.
1 September 2014 - Kodi 14 - 5 Comments

XBMC 13.2 Released, One Of The Last Before Kodi

XBMC 13.2 has been released as one of the last "Gotham" series bug-fix releases before the project renames itself to Kodi.
19 August 2014 - XBMC Gotham

MPlayer2-Forked MPV Player Releases v0.5 With A Lot Of Features

The open-source MPV Player software that's derived from MPlayer2, which in turn is a fork of MPlayer, is out with a new version.
12 August 2014 - MPV 0.5 - 11 Comments

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

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