FFmpeg 4.0 Released With New Encoders/Decoders, NVIDIA NVDEC Decoding
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 20 April 2018 at 03:48 PM EDT. 32 Comments
MULTIMEDIA --
FFmpeg 4.0 is now available as the latest major release for this widely-used open-source multimedia encode/decoder library.

FFmpeg 4.0 introduces NVIDIA NVDEC GPU-based decoding for H264 / MJPEG / HEVC / MPEG-1/2/4, VC1, VP8, and VP9 formats. This release also adds an Intel QSV accelerated overlay filter, an OpenCL overlay filter, VA-API MJPEG and VP8 decoding support, new VA-API filters, and many other accelerated code path improvements.

The FFmpeg release also drops support for Windows XP, now supports LibreSSL, and adds a number of new filters, encoders, and decoders.

The full run-down on FFmpeg 4.0 changes can be found via FFmpeg.org.

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