The FFmpeg-forked Libav project has added an OpenH264 encoder wrapper to their libavcodec as an alternative to x264.
Released this Sunday was OpenELEC 5.0 as one of the more popular XBMC (now known as Kodi) multimedia Linux distributions.
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.
The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
XBMC 13.2 has been released as one of the last "Gotham" series bug-fix releases before the project renames itself to Kodi.
The open-source MPV Player software that's derived from MPlayer2, which in turn is a fork of MPlayer, is out with a new version.
The XBMC project has shared with us that they're renaming the project entirely to something very different in order to no longer reflect its past Xbox Media Center name.
An FFmpeg package is closer to reaching Debian after years of being rejected in favor of its forked libav alternative, but not all are happy with FFmpeg's reappearance.
The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release.
After a half-year development period, KDE Plasma Media Center 1.3 has been officially released.
The popular Audacious open-source audio player was ported to GNOME's GTK+ 3.x tool-kit, but now developers have decided to move back to their GTK2 user-interface port while ultimately they are planning for a Qt version.
For those that missed it, at the end of last week XBMC 13.1 "Gotham" rose.
MythTV 0.27 was released last September with numerous enhancements and now available is its first point release that has hundreds of fixes and other minor improvements to this popular open-source PVR/DVR software.
The first release candidate to the upcoming XBMC 13.1 Gotham point release is now available.
XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" was just released at the beginning of the month but already the XBMC 13.1 point release is up to its second beta.
The libav multimedia project now has a native Opus decoder with its latest Git code.
"VidOn.me has an Allwinner A20 based media player called VidOn.me AV100 that they are using a forked version for XBMC on, which unlike upstream mainline XBMC features full hardware accelerated video decoding and full Blu-ray Disc menu support, but like many Chinese companies VidOn.me have previously not released all the source code changes and modification as they are required to as XBMC is licensed under GPLv2 (GPL version 2), meaning their code have never had a chance to make it into upstream mainline XBMC as per the GPL, but now it looks like they might have released their latest code to comply with the GPL", wrote a Phoronix reader this morning.
The OpenELEC 4.0 Linux distribution just took place and is powered by the newly-released XBMC 13 Gotham HTPC software.
XBMC 13.0 is officially available this morning with more than 500 commits from over 50 developers to bring out this "Gotham" release.
The first release candidate to XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" snuck out a few days ago.
A new release of the Xine library from the free multimedia player project now works with the FFmpeg-forked libav 10 release and has other improvements.
The MPlayer-based SMPlayer open-source media player project now has experimental support for playing back non-protected Blu-ray disc videos.
Version 1.0 of Snappy has been released as a GStreamer powered open-source multimedia player.
While FFmpeg already has VP8 and VP9 video decoding support, the latest FFmpeg code has just landed support for the former On2 VP7 video format.
Besides FFmpeg 2.2 being released this weekend, the Libav project that was forked from FFmpeg also released a new version.
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