Multimedia News Archives
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 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
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
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
MPlayer 1.1 Magically Surfaces With New Features

The last official release of MPlayer was version 1.0-rc4 and it came in January of 2011. Since then there's been no official releases so after more than a decade, MPlayer 1.0 has yet to be released, but being quietly available now is... MPlayer 1.1.

6 June 2012 - New MPlayer - 9 Comments
XBMC Gets Its New HD Audio Engine

AudioEngine has been merged in the XBMC media player code-base, which is a major re-write of the audio sub-system and delivers some wonderful HD audio support.

31 May 2012 - XBMC Media - 4 Comments

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