While the OpenSolaris-derived OpenIndiana operating system doesn't come to mind as a HTPC/multimedia operating system, the Kodi software was just ported to it.
For those using Ardour as their open-source digital audio workstation on Linux and OS X systems, the Ardour 4.6 release is now available as the latest major version of the program.
It's been nearly one year now that we've been getting excited over VLC 3.0. While we haven't heard any major updates recently and the release has yet to take place, progress continues to be made.
Kieran Kunhya with some documentation in hand and a lot of reverse engineering has been working on allowing support for the GoPro Cineform HD codec from the open-source Linux desktop.
It's been just one week since the last beta update of Kodi 16 but its development steam is sticking to the "release early, release often" and this morning shipped beta #4.
GStreamer VA-API Plugins 0.7.0 has been released as the newest version of thsi set of GStreamer plug-ins for interfacing with video encode/decode accelerated by VA-API, the Video Acceleration API largely backed by Intel.
Kodi continues to subscribe to the "release early, release often" philosophy with today announcing the latest test release for Kodi 16.
Just one week after the first beta of Kodi 16 "Jarvis", the second beta is now available.
Developers behind Kodi (formerly XBMC) announced the release this morning of Jarvis Beta 1.
The fourth alpha release for Kodi 16 "Jarvis" is available this Sunday for testing.
The Libav FFmpeg fork has added the Kvazaar HEVC encoder as its latest work in the H.265 realm.
It's been three years since the release of MPlayer 1.1 while surprisingly this weekend MPlayer 1.2 was released.
The third alpha release of the Kodi 16 HTPC open-source software is now available for testing with long-press support.
SMPlayer, a popular Qt front-end to MPlayer, is out with a new version that adds a variety of new features.
It's been quite a while since last having anything to report on the OpenShot 2.0 non-linear, open-source video editor, but an update on it was issued yesterday.
FFmpeg's ffplay media player has interactive volume controls now that are inspired by the MPlayer-fork MPV.
It's been a while since last talking about MPV, the MPlayer/MPlayer2 forked open-source video player, but a new version is now available.
The team working on the open-source, cross-platform Kodi HTPC software today announced the 15.2 Isengard Release Candidate 2.
FFmpeg 2.8 is now available as the latest major update to this important open-source multimedia project. This is also the first major release since the longtime FFmpeg leader resigned this summer.
For those users of the Kodi multimedia software formerly known as XBMC, the upcoming version 16 release will bring some significant changes.
Realizing that H.265 licensing is expensive, software patents make things a mess, and all the other negatives about proprietary video codecs, a number of large organizations today announced an Alliance For Open Media.
For users of Kodi 15 "Isengard", it's now time to upgrade to the 15.1 maintenance release.
With Cisco not liking the patent situation around H.265 nor Google's VP9 video codec, they are spinning their own royalty-free video codec.
The release candidate for Kodi 15.1 "Isengard" is now available.
While the Daala video coding format backed primarily by Xiph.Org and Mozilla isn't ready for mainstream use yet, looking at its Git repository does at least reveal some environmental data to discuss.
Michael Niedermayer, the leader of the FFmpeg project for the past eleven years, has made a surprise announcement today: he's resigning as its leader.
Kodi 15 was released today as the second major version since its renaming from XBMC.
Version 0.6 of the GStreamer VA-API plug-ins is now available. These GStreamer plug-ins expose video encode/decode for GStreamer that's backed by VA-API on supported graphics hardware/drivers.
The second release candidate to Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" is now available. Since Kodi 14.2 there have now been about 1,080 code changes so far towards this next major release.
A Kodi developer has started working on integrating Google's Chrome Embedded Framework (CEF) browser layout/rendering engine into Kodi. If successful in embedding this Chromium code into the Kodi HTPC software, new doors could be opened up and it would open up a lot of new possibilities.
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