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FFmpeg 2.1 Supports VP9, HEVC, PulseAudio Output

FFmpeg 2.1 (codenamed "Fourier") was tagged Sunday and with it comes a whole lot of improvements to the popular open-source multimedia encoder/decoder software. There's VP9 and H.265 / HEVC decoding and a whole lot more!
28 October 2013 - FFmpeg 2.1 - 22 Comments

FFmpeg Now Supports HEVC/H.265 Decoding

Earlier this month FFmpeg developers added a VP9 media decoder to their open-source project and now they have added a free implementation of the HEVC/H.265 codec decoder.
16 October 2013 - FFmpeg - 22 Comments

Pitivi 0.91 Released With GTK3, GES Support

Just a few days after the Pitivi 0.91 Alpha, the official release has occurred with support for the GTK+ 3.x tool-kit, GStreamer 1.x APIs, and is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services.
5 October 2013 - Pitivi 0.91 - 1 Comment

PiTiVi Alpha Powered By GStreamer Services, GTK3

The Pitivi 0.91 Alpha release was tagged on Sunday and with it is a major rework of the entire Pitivi architecture, which is now powered by the GStreamer Editing Services and supports GTK+3 for its tool-kit.
30 September 2013 - PiTiVi Alpha 0.91 - 21 Comments

VLC Media Player Adds Support For H.265 / HEVC

The VLC project has merged support for x265 to provide support for HEVC/H.265 in the popular open-source cross-platform media player.
17 September 2013 - VLC H.265 - 11 Comments

OpenELEC 3.2 Packs In XBMC 12

OpenElect 3.2 is now available.
14 September 2013 - XBMC 12 - 18 Comments

XBMC Ported To Run On Mir Display Server

The XBMC media center software has been ported so it can run directly on the Mir Display Server.
23 July 2013 - XBMC Mir - 106 Comments

FFmpeg 2.0 Released With OpenCL, Many Changes

FFmpeg 2.0 is now available and with this open-source multimedia framework update comes many new features. This new release presents OpenCL support, many new filters/decoders/demuxers, and other promising advancements.
10 July 2013 - FFmpeg 2.0 - 5 Comments

XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software.
29 January 2013 - XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" - 10 Comments

FFmpeg 1.1 Brings New Support, Encoders/Decoders

Version 1.1 of the FFmpeg library was released today under the codename of Fire Flower.
7 January 2013 - FFmpeg 1.1 - 23 Comments

XBMC 12 Frodo Beta 3 Released

After originally going into beta last month, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" is now up to its third beta.
10 December 2012 - New XBMC Beta - 3 Comments

OpenELEC 3.0 Enters Beta With XBMC 12.0

The OpenELEC Linux distribution that aspires to be a leading multimedia OS within an entertainment center is nearing its 3.0 release. The OpenELEC 3.0 Beta was released and now it's based upon XBMC 12.0 Frodo.
26 November 2012 - OpenELEC - 1 Comment

XBMC 12.0 Beta Packs Exciting Features

The first beta release of XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" is now available. This beta to the popular home theater PC (HTPC) software packs exciting changes for end-users interested in the best open-source multimedia playback experience.
16 November 2012 - XBMC 12 - 3 Comments

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade.
28 September 2012 - FFmpeg 1.0 - 13 Comments

MPlayer2's Latest Development Activities

After recently writing about Wayland support for MPlayer2, here's a look at some of the other development activities for this big fork of the original MPlayer project.
26 August 2012 - mplayer2 - 17 Comments

MPlayer 1.1 Magically Surfaces With New Features

The last official release of MPlayer was version 1.0-rc4 and it came in January of 2011. Since then there's been no official releases so after more than a decade, MPlayer 1.0 has yet to be released, but being quietly available now is... MPlayer 1.1.
6 June 2012 - New MPlayer - 9 Comments

XBMC Gets Its New HD Audio Engine

AudioEngine has been merged in the XBMC media player code-base, which is a major re-write of the audio sub-system and delivers some wonderful HD audio support.
31 May 2012 - XBMC Media - 4 Comments

FFmpeg 0.11 Has Blu-Ray Protocol, New Encoders

FFmpeg 0.11 was released in time for weekend A/V use and as the first major update since January.
26 May 2012 - FFmpeg 0.11 - 8 Comments

MythTV 0.25 Is Finally Released With Many Changes

At long last, MythTV 0.25 has been released. This update to the popular open-source PVR/HTPC project is long overdue, but there are some significant changes to find with this new version.
10 April 2012 - New MythTV - 7 Comments

XBMC 11.0 Eden Brings Many Multimedia Changes

XBMC, the very well known open-source multimedia / HTPC project, has finally reached its XBMC 11.0 (codenamed "Eden") milestone.
24 March 2012 - HTPC - 9 Comments

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