Multimedia News Archives Publishes A New XBMC Source Tree

" has an Allwinner A20 based media player called 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 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 - - Add A Comment
OpenELEC 4.0 Beta Brings Changes, Based On XBMC 13

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.

6 March 2014 - OpenELEC - 6 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 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

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