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FFmpeg & Libav Add H.265 Encoder Via x265

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

GPAC Multimedia Framework Now A Decade Old

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

MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening

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

XBMC 13 Will Have Tons Of Exciting Improvements

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

XBMC 12.3 Has Lots Of Bug-Fixes

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 0.92 GES Video Editor Brings Many Fixes

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 Supports VP9, HEVC, PulseAudio Output

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

FFmpeg Now Supports HEVC/H.265 Decoding

Earlier this month FFmpeg developers added a VP9 media decoder to their open-source project and now they have added a free implementation of the HEVC/H.265 codec decoder.
16 October 2013 - FFmpeg - 22 Comments

Pitivi 0.91 Released With GTK3, GES Support

Just a few days after the Pitivi 0.91 Alpha, the official release has occurred with support for the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit, GStreamer 1.x APIs, and is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services.
5 October 2013 - Pitivi 0.91 - 1 Comment

PiTiVi Alpha Powered By GStreamer Services, GTK3

The Pitivi 0.91 Alpha release was tagged on Sunday and with it is a major rework of the entire Pitivi architecture, which is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services and supports GTK+3 for its tool-kit.
30 September 2013 - PiTiVi Alpha 0.91 - 21 Comments

VLC Media Player Adds Support For H.265 / HEVC

The VLC project has merged support for x265 to provide support for HEVC/H.265 in the popular open-source cross-platform media player.
17 September 2013 - VLC H.265 - 10 Comments

OpenELEC 3.2 Packs In XBMC 12

OpenElect 3.2 is now available.
14 September 2013 - XBMC 12 - 18 Comments

XBMC Ported To Run On Mir Display Server

The XBMC media center software has been ported so it can run directly on the Mir Display Server.
23 July 2013 - XBMC Mir - 106 Comments

FFmpeg 2.0 Released With OpenCL, Many Changes

FFmpeg 2.0 is now available and with this open-source multimedia framework update comes many new features. This new release presents OpenCL support, many new filters/decoders/demuxers, and other promising advancements.
10 July 2013 - FFmpeg 2.0 - 5 Comments

XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software.
29 January 2013 - XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" - 10 Comments

FFmpeg 1.1 Brings New Support, Encoders/Decoders

Version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library was released today under the codename of Fire Flower.
7 January 2013 - FFmpeg 1.1 - 23 Comments

XBMC 12 Frodo Beta 3 Released

After originally going into beta last month, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" is now up to its third beta.
10 December 2012 - New XBMC Beta - 3 Comments

OpenELEC 3.0 Enters Beta With XBMC 12.0

The OpenELEC Linux distribution that aspires to be a leading multimedia OS within an entertainment center is nearing its 3.0 release. The OpenELEC 3.0 Beta was released and now it's based upon XBMC 12.0 Frodo.
26 November 2012 - OpenELEC - 1 Comment

XBMC 12.0 Beta Packs Exciting Features

The first beta release of XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" is now available. This beta to the popular home theater PC (HTPC) software packs exciting changes for end-users interested in the best open-source multimedia playback experience.
16 November 2012 - XBMC 12 - 3 Comments

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade.
28 September 2012 - FFmpeg 1.0 - 13 Comments

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