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Xine-lib 1.2.5 Supports Libav 10, New Plug-Ins

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.
8 April 2014 - Xine - 1 Comment

SMPlayer 14.3 Has Experimental Blu-Ray Disc Support

The MPlayer-based SMPlayer open-source media player project now has experimental support for playing back non-protected Blu-ray disc videos.
1 April 2014 - SMPlayer - 14 Comments

Snappy 1.0 Open-Source Video Player Released

Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player.
27 March 2014 - Snappy - 10 Comments

FFmpeg Adds On2 VP7 Video Decoder Support

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.
25 March 2014 - VP7 - 2 Comments

Libav 10 Adds HEVC Support, WebP / JPEG 2000 / VP9 Decoders

Besides FFmpeg 2.2 being released this weekend, the Libav project that was forked from FFmpeg also released a new version.
24 March 2014 - Libav

FFmpeg 2.2 Release Adds The Libx265 Encoder

The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.
23 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 5 Comments

Ubuntu 14.04's Firefox & KDE Will Not Easily Support H.264

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.
22 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 17 Comments

XBMC 13 Gotham Beta 2 Gets Fixed Up

Just a half-month after the XBMC 13 Beta 1 release, the second beta of "Gotham" is now available.
17 March 2014 - XBMC

OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 2 Is Out This Weekend

The XBMC-centered OpenELEC multimedia home Linux distribution has moved a step closer to its major 4.0 release.
16 March 2014 - XBMC

GLCS: A Better Version Of GLC For Linux Game Capturing

GLCS is a spin of the popular GLC OpenGL game recorder for Linux that adds in a few extra features.
11 March 2014 - FFmpeg - 33 Comments

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

XBMC 13.0 Gotham Beta 1 Released

The first beta of the upcoming XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" multimedia HTPC software is available with a load of new features.
4 March 2014 - XBMC - 9 Comments

Intel Broadwell "Gen8" Support Comes To VA-API

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.
27 February 2014 - VA-API - 3 Comments

FFmpeg VP9 Decoder Claims To Be The World's Fastest

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.
22 February 2014 - FFmpeg - 27 Comments

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

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