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Opus 1.3 RC1 Released For Open-Source Audio Codec

Nearly one year after the release of Opus 1.2, the Opus 1.3 release is happening quite soon with Friday marking the availability of the release candidate for this open-source and versatile audio codec implementation.

2 June 2018 - libopus 1.3 - 8 Comments
Libplacebo: Punting MPV's GPU Video/Image Rendering Into A Library

Libplacebo is an effort to shift the MPlayer2-forked MPV media player's core rendering code into a reusable library. The libplacebo library can allow for cleaning up MPV's APIs in the process as well as providing a standard library for GPU-accelerated video and image processing.

29 April 2018 - MPlayer / MPV Into Library - 11 Comments
AOMedia Announces Public Release Of AV1 Video Format

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, and others making up the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) have today announced the public draft release of the AV1 royalty-free video format!

28 March 2018 - AV1 Royalty-Free Video - 64 Comments
The Current State Of Kodi 18 Development

Kodi developers have written a blog post outlining their work so far on Kodi 18 "Leia", which should be out at some point this year but with no formal release schedule yet.

11 February 2018 - Kodi 18 - 7 Comments
MythTV 29.1 Released

Last July marked the release of MythTV 29 as the latest release of this once super popular Linux DVR/PVR software. Today marks the availability of MythTV 29.1.

1 February 2018 - Bug Fixes - Add A Comment
The Next MPV Player Release Will Offer Much Better Vulkan Support

With the Christmas weekend release of the MPlayer-forked MPV Player 0.28, it's the first video player we are aware of supporting the Vulkan graphics API for video presentation. This release has just basic Vulkan support but it will be much better in the next release.

26 December 2017 - MPV Vulkan - 5 Comments
FFmpeg Lands OpenCL Improvements

Besides a lot of NVDEC code landing for the next FFmpeg release, there's also been a number of OpenCL improvements that were just committed to this multimedia library's codebase.

23 November 2017 - FFmpeg OpenCL - 4 Comments
FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape

Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.

22 November 2017 - NVDEC Video Acceleration - 2 Comments
FFmpeg Lands NVDEC-Accelerated H.264 Decoding

NVIDIA has been shifting their focus from VDPAU for GPU-accelerated video decoding to instead the NVIDIA Video Codec SDK that offers NVENC for encoding and NVDEC for video decoding. FFmpeg has landed initial NVDEC support.

11 November 2017 - NVIDIA NVDEC - 31 Comments
GStreamer Conference 2017 Videos

Taking place this weekend in Prague has been the 8th annual GStreamer Conference, which is preceding next week's Linux Foundation Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

22 October 2017 - GStreamer - 2 Comments

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