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Opus 1.3 Codec Library Nears, New Tools Release

Back in June was the first release candidate of Opus 1.3 (libopus v1.3) with this open-source audio codec allowing to use SILK down to bitrates of about 5kb/s, wideband encoding down to 9kb/s, improved security, improved Ambisonics support, and much more. Libopus 1.3 RC2 is now available along with some tooling updates.

19 September 2018 - libopus 1.3 - 1 Comment
SoundWire For Linux Preps Support For Multiple Masters

Back in Linux 4.16 the SoundWire subsystem was added to the staging area as the MIPI standard for a low-power, two-wire sound bus that can support multiple audio streams and primarily utilized by small audio peripherals like IoT and mobile devices. With the next Linux kernel cycle, the SoundWire support is being improved upon.

12 August 2018 - Linux 4.19 SoundWire - Add A Comment
REAPER 5.93 Brings New Linux-Native Builds

Since 2016 we have been looking forward to the REAPER digital audio workstation software for Linux while with this week's v5.93 release, the experimental Linux-native builds are now officially available.

18 July 2018 - Digital Audio Workstation - 21 Comments
RAV1E: The "Fastest & Safest" AV1 Encoder

Following the news about VP9 and AV1 having more room to improve particularly for alternative architectures like POWER and ARM, a Phoronix reader pointed out an effort that Mozilla is behind on developing the "rav1e" encoder.

15 July 2018 - AOM AV1 Video Codec Encoder - 52 Comments
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

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