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PulseAudio 16.0 Released With A Variety Of Improvements
PulseAudio 16.0 Released With A Variety Of Improvements

While PipeWire continues gaining traction for fulfilling the audio management roles long handled by PulseAudio, the PulseAudio project itself continues progressing and successfully evolving its mature code-base. Out this weekend is PulseAudio 16.0.

28 May 2022 - PulseAudio 16.0 - 27 Comments
NVIDIA Tegra Video Decode Driver Promoted In Linux 5.18
NVIDIA Tegra Video Decode Driver Promoted In Linux 5.18

Part of the mainline kernel has been Tegra-VDE as an originally reverse-engineered NVIDIA Tegra video decode driver. After much work on that driver by developer Dmitry Osipenko, it's been promoted out of "staging" with Linux 5.18 among other media subsystem changes.

30 March 2022 - Linux 5.18 Media Changes - 4 Comments
MythTV 32 Released With Vulkan Rendering, Tons Of Other Improvements
MythTV 32 Released With Vulkan Rendering, Tons Of Other Improvements

The MythTV open-source digital video recorder (DVR) software isn't nearly as popular as it was a decade ago considering all of the Internet streaming services these days, but the developers behind it continue pushing forward this open-source DVR solution. Out today is MythTV 32.0 as the first major release in nearly two years.

24 February 2022 - MythTV 32 - 18 Comments
VA-API Library 2.14 Released With AV1 Encode Interface
VA-API Library 2.14 Released With AV1 Encode Interface

Intel has released libva 2.14 as the newest version of this VA-API (Video Acceleration API) driver-agnostic library. Notably with libva 2.14 is adding an AV1 encode interface for upcoming GPUs having hardware-accelerated AV1 encode.

22 February 2022 - libva 2.14 - 20 Comments
FFmpeg Finally Retires XvMC Hardware Acceleration Code
FFmpeg Finally Retires XvMC Hardware Acceleration Code

Long before the likes of VA-API and VDPAU for GPU video playback acceleration on Linux, there was X-Video and X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC). Finally in 2022 the widely-used FFmpeg multimedia library has decided to drop that XvMC hardware acceleration code.

17 February 2022 - X-Video Motion Compensation - 35 Comments
FFmpeg 5.0 Aims To Be An LTS Release
FFmpeg 5.0 Aims To Be An LTS Release

FFmpeg 5.0 has now been formally christened as for what is aiming to be a Long-Term Support (LTS) release for this widely-used, cross-platform and open-source multimedia library.

17 January 2022 - FFmpeg 5.0 - 1 Comment
The Linux Kernel Begins Preparing For AV1 Decode Support

The number of hardware platforms providing accelerated AV1 coding is still quite limited for now but with more hardware coming to market supporting encode/decode of this royalty-free video codec, the Linux kernel's media subsystem is getting ready.

12 August 2021 - AV1 User-Space API - 14 Comments
Rav1e 0.5 Beta Released For This Rust-Written AV1 Encoder

Audio/video encoders and decoders are one of the areas where usage of the Rust programming language has increasing interest for speed and safety. One of the most promising Rust-written encoders at the moment is Rav1e for AV1 video encoding and it's now working towards its v0.5 release.

9 August 2021 - rav1e 0.5 - 16 Comments

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