FFmpeg 0.6 Released With H.264, VP8 Love
The release of FFmpeg 0.5 last March was significant as it was the first official release in quite a while for this popular and widely used free software media program. Fifteen months later, FFmpeg 0.6 has been released with plenty of changes including support for Google's VP8 codec / WebM and improvements for HTML5/H.264 video playback.
Google's VP8 is properly supported in FFmpeg 0.6 via the libvpx library and the Matroska was extended to support the WebM container format.
According to the announcement found at FFmpeg.org, "The H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly faster and the Vorbis decoder has seen important updates."
There is also a new ffprobe tool, VorbisComment writing for FLAC and Ogg FLAC / Ogg Speex files, RTP packetization/de-packetization support for a number of new codecs, ARM optimizations, and much more.