FFmpeg 3.0 Released, Supports VP9 VA-API Acceleration
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 15 February 2016 at 07:39 AM EST. 9 Comments
FFmpeg 3.0 is now available for your open-source multimedia needs.

There are many changes to FFmpeg 3.0 and among them are:

- Common Encryption (CENC) MP4 encoding and decoding support.

- New filters: extrastereo, OCR, alimiter, stereowiden, stereotools, rubberband, tremolo, agate, chromakey, maskedmerge, displace, selectivecolor, zscale, shuffleframes, vibrato, realtime, compensationdelay, acompressor, apulsator, sidechaingate, aemphasis, virtual binaural acoustics, showspectrumpic, afftfilt, convolution, swaprect, and others.

- New decoding: DXV, Screenpresso SPV1, ADPCM PSX, SDX2 DPCM, innoHeim/Rsupport Screen Capture Codec, ADPCM AICA, XMA1 & XMA2, and Cineform HD.

- New muxing: Chromaprint fingerprinting, WVE demuxer, Interplay ACM, and IVR demuxer.

- Dynamic volume control for ffplay.

- Native AAC encoder improvements.

- Zero-copy Intel QSV transcoding.

- Microsoft DXVA2-accelerated VP9 decoding on Windows.

- VA-API VP9 hardware acceleration.

- Automatic bitstream filtering.

That's among many other changes for FFmpeg 3.0. You can grab FFmpeg 3.0 via GitHub.
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