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XBMC 12 Frodo Beta 3 Released

After originally going into beta last month, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" is now up to its third beta.
10 December 2012 - New XBMC Beta - 3 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

MPlayer2's Latest Development Activities

After recently writing about Wayland support for MPlayer2, here's a look at some of the other development activities for this big fork of the original MPlayer project.
26 August 2012 - mplayer2 - 17 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

FFmpeg 0.11 Has Blu-Ray Protocol, New Encoders

FFmpeg 0.11 was released in time for weekend A/V use and as the first major update since January.
26 May 2012 - FFmpeg 0.11 - 8 Comments

MythTV 0.25 Is Finally Released With Many Changes

At long last, MythTV 0.25 has been released. This update to the popular open-source PVR/HTPC project is long overdue, but there are some significant changes to find with this new version.
10 April 2012 - New MythTV - 7 Comments

XBMC 11.0 Eden Brings Many Multimedia Changes

XBMC, the very well known open-source multimedia / HTPC project, has finally reached its XBMC 11.0 (codenamed "Eden") milestone.
24 March 2012 - HTPC - 9 Comments

MythTV 0.25 Will Finally Be Released Next Month

After quite a long development cycle, which saw MythTV forked into a new project called Torc by one of its lead developers, the upstream MythTV 0.25 release is finally becoming a reality.
5 March 2012 - Long Delay

XBMC 11 Eden Nears Final Release

The XBMC project has released its first release candidate of the forthcoming XBMC 11.0 "Eden" multi-media application.
1 March 2012 - RC1 Available

MythTV Is Now Forked As Torc

The MythTV code-base has now been forked by one of its lead developers. The new MythTV, which is focusing upon modernizing this open-source video recorder / player so it can better compete with the competition, is called Torc.
15 February 2012 - Torc - 8 Comments

Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux

Many were talking yesterday about why the forthcoming $25/$35 Raspberry Pi system won't ship in kit form, but of more interest to Phoronix readers out of that blog post would be the details concerning their Linux graphics driver stack and what they will be supporting.
1 February 2012 - Binary Blobs - 22 Comments

FFmpeg 0.10 Gets New Filters, Decoders, Encoders

FFmpeg 0.10 is now available with several new filters, MUXers, encoders, and decoders for this very popular audio/video library.
26 January 2012 - New Release - 1 Comment

MythTV Sees First Update In Nearly One Year

MythTV 0.24.2 was released over the weekend.
23 January 2012 - 0.24.2

XBMC May Soon Run On Top Of Wayland

The XBMC media player may soon be supported to run directly atop the Linux KMS interfaces as well as the Wayland Display Server.
22 January 2012 - Wayland - 6 Comments

MythTV 0.25 Is Still Being Baked With Many Changes

It's been quite a while since last talking about MythTV, since this popular open-source project for Home Theater PCs last had a major release more than one year ago. However, a lot is being baked for v0.25 -- the next major release.
5 January 2012 - Not Yet - 5 Comments

FFmpeg Moves Closer To 1.0 Release

The FFmpeg project has moved closer to its 1.0 release with the Sunday release of FFmpeg 0.9.
11 December 2011 - FFmpeg 0.9 Released - 30 Comments

MPlayer2 Is Still Alive & Kicking

Back in March I reported on the MPlayer2 fork of the popular MPlayer multi-media application. MPlayer2 came as a result of one of the MPlayer developers being denounced from the group and from there the developer and others took to implementing their own desired features and functionality from a fork of the open-source code-base. But how's the MPlayer2 project now doing?
12 August 2011 - MPlayer Fork - 36 Comments

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