Debian 8.0 Jessie Has Many Multimedia Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 23 October 2014 at 08:31 AM EDT. 6 Comments
While init system discussions have dominated the discussions about Debian 8.0 Jessie, on a brighter note, there's many multimedia improvements found in this next release.

Alessio Treglia on the behalf of the Debian Multimedia Maintainers wrote a very lengthy mailing list post about multimedia-related improvements to be found in Debian 8. There's, of course, many upgraded multimedia applications and other multimedia packages, XBMC has been rebranded as "XBMC from Debian", MPV is available as the MPlayer/MPlayer2 fork, there's support for new media formats and codecs, etc.

Read this mailing list post for Debian users interested in learning about the multimedia improvements found in this next release.
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