Multimedia News Archives
With Kodi 15 coming along, the OpenELEC team has released their first beta of the next version of their multimedia focused Linux distribution.
7 May 2015 - Kodi 15
The first beta of "Isengard", a.k.a. Kodi 15.0, is now available for testing.
1 May 2015 - Isengard - 4 Comments
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
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
Version 2.1 of the Audacity open-source audio editor/recorder has been released.
30 March 2015 - Audacity 2.1
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
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
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