FFmpeg 5.0 Released For This Popular, Open-Source Multimedia Library

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 14 January 2022 at 03:53 PM EST. 24 Comments
FFmpeg 5.0 is out today as a shiny feature update to this widely-used open-source audio/video handling suite.

With nine months since the FFmpeg 4.4 release, there is quite a bit to find with today's FFmpeg 5.0 release. Some of the FFmpeg 5.0 highlights include:

- New Vulkan-powered filters for video horizontal/vertical flipping.

- An Apple Graphics SMC encoder.

- Speex decoder.

- Various new muxers/demuxers such as for Argonaut Games CVG and an experimental IMF demuxer.

- An AV1 low-overhead bitstream format muxer is added.

- Swscale slice threading support.

- New audio and video filters.

- LoongArch CPU architecture support.

See the FFmpeg change-log for more of the highlights. FFmpeg 5.0 can be downloaded at FFmpeg.org. (Update: While the sources for FFmpeg 5.0 are out there, the formal release announcement and binaries are expected to be announced on Monday.)
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