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Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 Released

The first beta of "Isengard", a.k.a. Kodi 15.0, is now available for testing.
1 May 2015 - Isengard - 4 Comments

Kodi 15 Alpha 2 Released

With Kodi 14.2 now having been released, Kodi 15 Alpha 2 is now available for those wishing to live on the bleeding-edge Kodi/XBMC multimedia experience.
1 April 2015 - Kodi 15 - 4 Comments

PulseAudio 7.0 To Enable LFE Remixing By Default

Queued up in Git for the next version of PulseAudio, v7.0, is the enabling of LFE remixing by default after some upstream work was done by Canonical developers working on Ubuntu.
30 March 2015 - PulseAudio LFE Filter - 19 Comments

Audacity 2.1 Improves Noise Reduction, Adds Real-Time Effects Preview

Version 2.1 of the Audacity open-source audio editor/recorder has been released.
30 March 2015 - Audacity 2.1

Kodi 14.2 Released To End Out The "XBMC" 14.x Series

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 - 4 Comments

FFmpeg Enables H.265 Encoding For New NVIDIA GPUs

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

Kodi 14.2 Release Candidate Available

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 Release Brings NVENC Support

FFmpeg 2.6 is available this weekend and the new release brings a large number of new features.
7 March 2015 - FFmpeg 2.6

XBMC/Kodi 15.0 Alpha 1 Released

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 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support

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

Kodi 14.2 Helix Beta 1 Works On More Bug Fixing

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

VLC 2.2 Has Many Features Coming, But VLC 3.0 Will Be Even More Exciting

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

XBMC's Kodi 14.1 Brings Bug-Fixes, MIPS Port Lands In Master

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

GStreamer Is In Great Shape For 2015 With More Features Coming

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

Libav Adds OpenH264 Encoder Support: Good Performance, BSD Licensed

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

OpenELEC 5.0 Released, Powered By Kodi 14.0

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 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC

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

FFmpeg 2.5 Brings Animated PNG, WebP Decoding Support

The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications.
4 December 2014 - FFmpeg - 3 Comments

FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

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

OpenELEC 5.0 Prepares To Take On Kodi, Runs With LibreSSL

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

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