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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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
The XBMC project has released its first release candidate of the forthcoming XBMC 11.0 "Eden" multi-media application.
1 March 2012 - RC1 Available
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
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 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 0.24.2 was released over the weekend.
23 January 2012 - 0.24.2
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
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
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
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
After being in development for a number of months, the GNOME-sponsored PiTiVi project has put out a new pre-release. In this updated version of the PiTiVi video editing application are a number of notable additions, such as support for video effects, as this open-source editor tries to catch-up to the proprietary competition.
31 May 2011 - New Build - 4 Comments
While legal threats to free software projects would be disastrous (if successful) to those seeking to destroy Linux and open-source work, there's sure been lots of in-fighting as of late that's proving to be quite damaging for many distinguished projects. OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice or KOffice to Caligra Office Suite may be "good forks", but last month some core developers forked FFmpeg to libav to abandon other developers/ There's also been the MPLayer2 fork of MPlayer. But now also on the multi-media front is some ill-detailed threats that is leading to the loss of one of the main MPlayer developers and all services that he provides to the project, including their central server.
8 April 2011 - Hmm? - 27 Comments
Earlier this month MPlayer2 had its second release candidate, but it hasn't been talked about on Phoronix or much at all on the Internet. This isn't version 2.0 of MPlayer, which itself isn't even at version 1.0 yet, but rather a fork of MPlayer.
24 March 2011 - MPlayer2 Media Player - 32 Comments
Last week following a dispute among several core FFmpeg developers, FFmpeg was forked as libav. The group remaining in the "FFmpeg" this week have now merged the ffmpeg-mt branch to their SVN trunk code-base. This is the code that's been worked on now for nearly three years to provide multi-threaded decoding support in FFmpeg.
23 March 2011 - FFmpeg-MT Merged - 12 Comments
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