GStreamer 1.11.1 is now available as the first unstable release of this multimedia framework for their 1.11 development series, which will culminate with GStreamer 1.12.
For those in need of a professional-grade Linux video editor, the Lightworks 14 release is near as the latest feature-update that is more than powerful enough if needing to do any simple home video editing or of holiday videos.
The Xiph.Org crew rung in 2017 by releasing FLAC 1.3.2 as the newest version of this free lossless audio codec.
It's been a long time since I last heard of StreamTuner2 as an open-source Internet radio station and video browser, but a major update was released today.
If the recent releases of Kdenlive, OpenShot, Pitivi, and others haven't satisfied your needs, perhaps you may want to try out the latest build of Avidemux.
The folks behind the OpenELEC Linux distribution that's designed around the Kodi HTPC/multimedia software have pushed out their big "7" release to end out 2016.
After more than one decade in development, the developer crew behind the HandBrake open-source video transcoder software finally released version 1.0 this weekend.
Version 1.1.3 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was released today.
Libopus 1.2 is now in alpha, the library for the Opus royalty-free audio codec that's designed for interactive speed and music on the web while being derived from Skype SILC and Xiph CELT technologies.
Nintendo announced their new "NX" portable console today as the Nintendo Switch. While we don't focus on game consoles at Phoronix, hardware and talk of graphics APIs do excite us.
MPV Player 0.21 is now available as the latest version of this popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2.
For those of you making use of Kodi as your PVR/DVR/HTPC software, the second beta of "Krypton" is available for weekend testing.
With this summer's PulseAudio 9.0 release was support for Memfd-based transport. That support is now enabled by default in time for PulseAudio 10.
OpenShot 2.1 is the latest feature release of this promising open-source video editing solution.
The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware.
OpenSK (Open Stream Kit) is a project driven by a Microsoft engineer that aims to be "a cross-platform low-level sound library inspired by the Vulkan API."
For fans of the Ardour digital audio workstation software, version 5.0 of this popular open-source audio software is now available.
The third alpha release of Kodi 17 "Krypton" is now available and it has continued landing new/improved functionality.
Takashi Iwai's "sound" updates have been pulled in for the Linux 4.8 kernel.
The second alpha release of Kodi 17 Krypton is now available for testing.
If you use Ardour as your digital audio workstation software, you'll want to read this article about the features coming to Ardour 5.0.
For those still using Libav over FFmpeg, this multimedia library has added a wrapper for OpenH264 decoder support.
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library.
The folks responsible for the Ardour Digital Audio Workstation on Linux and OS X have tagged v5.0-pre0.
Intel has added VP9 encoding support to the Video Acceleration API (VA-API).
The developers working on the FFmpeg multimedia library have finally implemented support for VA-API accelerated video encoding.
LibreELEC, the recent fork of OpenELEC by a number of the developers for that project building an OS around XBMC/Kodi, has issued their v7.0 release.
In seeking to address the bug fallout from the major Kodi 16 release that happened back in February, the Kodi 16.1 point release is now available.
For those still using the FFmpeg-forked Libav project for your multimedia needs, the latest Git code has landed H.264 and MPEG4 encoders using OpenMAX IL.
There's been grumblings about a growing fork of OpenELEC the past few weeks while today two Phoronix readers wrote in with news of LibreELEC, the new fork of OpenELEC as a Kodi/XBMC appliance Linux distribution that has a number of the original OpenELEC developers involved.
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