The first release candidate to the upcoming XBMC 13.1 Gotham point release is now available.
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.
The libav multimedia project now has a native Opus decoder with its latest Git code.
"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.
The OpenELEC 4.0 Linux distribution just took place and is powered by the newly-released XBMC 13 Gotham HTPC software.
XBMC 13.0 is officially available this morning with more than 500 commits from over 50 developers to bring out this "Gotham" release.
The first release candidate to XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" snuck out a few days ago.
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.
The MPlayer-based SMPlayer open-source media player project now has experimental support for playing back non-protected Blu-ray disc videos.
Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player.
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.
Besides FFmpeg 2.2 being released this weekend, the Libav project that was forked from FFmpeg also released a new version.
The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.
While Firefox supports H.264 videos on Linux since last year, the necessary packages to make this happen are not currently part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Just a half-month after the XBMC 13 Beta 1 release, the second beta of "Gotham" is now available.
The XBMC-centered OpenELEC multimedia home Linux distribution has moved a step closer to its major 4.0 release.
GLCS is a spin of the popular GLC OpenGL game recorder for Linux that adds in a few extra features.
The OpenELEC HTPC/multimedia Linux distribution is out today with their first beta release of the upcoming 4.0 series. OpenELEC 4.0 will bring many front-end and back-end changes to this distribution centered around XBMC.
The first beta of the upcoming XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" multimedia HTPC software is available with a load of new features.
The Video Acceleration API (VA-API) library now has support for Intel's upcoming Broadwell (Gen8) graphics processors for GPU-based video encode/decode support.
A new video codec decoder for Google's VP9 open video codec that's built around FFmpeg is claiming to be the fastest VP9 decoder.
FFmpeg and its forked Libav have each added an H.265 / HEVC encoder today to their respective code-bases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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