Multimedia News Archives
Dav1d 0.7 Speedups Are Looking Great On Various Intel + AMD CPUs

This week marked the release of the dav1d 0.7 AV1 video decoder with more performance optimizations thanks to more hand-tuned Assembly and other tweaking of this leading CPU-based AV1 video decoder. Here are benchmarks compared to the prior dav1d 0.5 and 0.6 releases.

23 May 2020 - dav1d 0.7 - 9 Comments
PipeWire Gets A Session Manager With WirePlumber

PipeWire, the Red Hat backed solution for providing modern management of audio and video streams that supports a Wayland-minded environment and also sandboxed applications with Flatpak while fulfilling use-cases set by JACK and PulseAudio, has a new session manager option.

7 May 2020 - WirePlumber - 47 Comments
Netflix Talks Up SVT-AV1 Video Encode/Decode Effort

Any regular Phoronix reader should already be quite familiar with SVT-AV1 and the other open-source Scalable Video Technology encoders considering how much we have been benchmarking them -- months before even before they were officially announced. Netflix, which has been working on SVT-AV1 in conjunction with Intel, has an interesting write-up for some weekend reading on the state of this open-source AV1 encoder/decoder.

14 March 2020 - SVT-AV1 - 15 Comments
OpenShot 2.5.1 Released With Performance Improvements

Released last month was the big OpenShot 2.5 release that brought hardware acceleration for video encode/decode via VA-API and NVENC/NVDEC, SVG vector graphics support, Blender 2.8+ integration support, import/export to Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro, and much more. Out now is OpenShot 2.5.1 with a few more improvements sprinkled on top.

3 March 2020 - OpenShot 2.5.1 - 12 Comments
Lightworks 2020.1 Beta Video Editor Brings Linux Improvements

Lightworks 2020.1 is on the way as this professional-grade video editing system's first release of the year and a change in their versioning scheme. Out this week is the first public beta of the still-proprietary video editing system for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

2 February 2020 - Lightworks 2020.1 - 4 Comments
Bootlin Wraps Up Feature Development On The Allwinner Cedrus VPU Driver

While the Allwinner VPU "Cedrus" video decode driver is a wonderful success of open-source third-party work expanding Linux's multimedia hardware acceleration capabilities, consulting firm Bootlin who spearheaded this driver is for now at least is ending feature development on this driver.

9 January 2020 - Allwinner Cedrus - 22 Comments

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