Multimedia News Archives
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
VLC Has Begun Working On Some 3D Video Playback Support

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with VLC with the VLC 3.0 release still not available, but thanks to this year's Google Summer of Code, there was an interesting project around working on 3D format support.

10 September 2017 - VLC 3D - 32 Comments
FFmpeg's VP9 Decoder Is Much Faster Thanks To GSoC 2017

As we previously reported on, there was a Google Summer of Code project this year optimizing FFmpeg's VP9 decoder particularly around AVX2 instructions and threading. The project was a success and VP9 decoding should be much faster with FFmpeg as a result.

8 September 2017 - FFmpeg VP9 - 41 Comments
New Media Drivers Ready For The Linux 4.14 Kernel

Mauro Carvalho Chehab has sent in a big pull request of the media subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there are multiple new drivers yielding around a net addition of around 30k lines to the Linux kernel.

7 September 2017 - Linux 4.14 Media Subsystem - 1 Comment

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