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Kodi 14.2 was released today as the last planned point release in the 14.x series. Next stop is the Kodi 15 "Isengard" release!
28 March 2015 - Kodi 14.2 - 2 Comments
Since last year the NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver has exposed the NVENC API for GPU-based video encode support. FFmpeg has supported NVENC for offloading the encode job to newer NVIDIA graphics processors and now they've extended that code to support H.265 encoding on the GPU.
25 March 2015 - NVENC H.265 - 5 Comments
For users of the Kodi/XBMC software, the 14.2 Release Candidate is now available for testing.
19 March 2015 - Kodi/XBMC
FFmpeg 2.6 is available this weekend and the new release brings a large number of new features.
7 March 2015 - FFmpeg 2.6
The first major feature release over Kodi 14, the media player / open-source HTPC software previously known as XBMC, is in development and its first development release is now available.
28 February 2015 - Kodi 15 - 3 Comments
VLC 2.2 (codenamed "Weathermax") was released today as the latest version of the popular, multi-platform, open-source media player.
27 February 2015 - VLC 2.2 - 17 Comments
The first beta of version 14.2 "Helix" of the software formerly known as XBMC is now available.
17 February 2015 - Kodi/XBMC 14.2 - 2 Comments
For those not closely following the development of the VLC open-source, cross-platform media player, the VLC 2.2.0 release is coming soon while further out is VLC 3.0 and it will be even more magical.
10 February 2015 - VLC 2.2 / VLC 3.0 - 32 Comments
Version 14.1 of Kodi -- the open-source multimedia software formerly known as XBMC -- has been released as primarily a bug-fix to the "Helix" series.
2 February 2015 - Kodi 14.1 - 1 Comment
Jan Schmidt spoke last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2015 about the State of the GStreamer project and some of their interesting accomplishments recently along with some of they work they have moving forward.
20 January 2015 - GStreamer - 1 Comment
The FFmpeg-forked Libav project has added an OpenH264 encoder wrapper to their libavcodec as an alternative to x264.
7 January 2015 - OpenH264 - 19 Comments
Released this Sunday was OpenELEC 5.0 as one of the more popular XBMC (now known as Kodi) multimedia Linux distributions.
28 December 2014 - OpenELEC 5.0.0 - 2 Comments
Kodi, the rename of XBMC, is out with its first release under the new branding. Besides changing names, Kodi 14.0 brings a number of improvements to this popular open-source multimedia center software.
23 December 2014 - Kodi 14.0 - 14 Comments
The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications.
4 December 2014 - FFmpeg - 3 Comments
While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.
20 November 2014 - FFmpeg - 18 Comments
The first beta of the OpenELEC 5.0 multimedia focused Linux distribution is now available for testing. OpenELEC 5.0 is to be aligned with the upcoming Kodi 14 that's the re-branded XBMC.
6 November 2014 - OpenELEC 5.0 Beta
Users of the VLC multimedia player will be happy to know that the Wayland support is coming along for those wanting to abandon their X.Org Server.
16 October 2014 - VLC - 7 Comments
Kodi, the open-source multimedia software formerly known as XBMC, is out with a new alpha release in preparation for its inaugural v14.0 debut.
5 October 2014 - Kodi - 8 Comments
XBMC, which renamed itself to Kodi, is out with a new alpha release for the Kodi 14 media center software. While XBMC 13 introduced a lot of new features, Kodi 14 is going to be mostly about minor refinements.
1 September 2014 - Kodi 14 - 5 Comments
XBMC 13.2 has been released as one of the last "Gotham" series bug-fix releases before the project renames itself to Kodi.
19 August 2014 - XBMC Gotham
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