The Kodi HTPC software will soon have a "real" Netflix plugin/add-on for making a better show/movie watching experience.
MPV Player, the popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2, is out this week with a significant feature update.
Kodi, the project formerly known as XBMC and is one of the leading free software options for assembling a modern HTPC/PVR system, is out with its version 17 "Krypton" release.
The Alliance for Open Media continues working hard on their first video codec, dubbed AV1, that started off with the VP9 libvpx code-base and are pursuing to do for free video codecs what the Opus codec has done for audio.
MythTV 0.28 was released nearly one year ago while today we have the first point release for this once very active open-source DVR/PVR software for HTPCs.
For those continuing to make use of the FFmpeg-forked Libav project, a number of VA-API improvements have landed in recent days.
The release of Kodi 17.0 "Krypton" is near and today the fourth release candidate is now available for testing.
While Kodi 17 "Krypton" hasn't even shipped yet, feature work is building already for Kodi 18 "Leia" and it sure should excite those wanting to play games from their HTPC.
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.
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