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.
The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements.
While Firefox supports H.264 videos on Linux since last year, the necessary packages to make this happen are not currently part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Just a half-month after the XBMC 13 Beta 1 release, the second beta of "Gotham" is now available.
The XBMC-centered OpenELEC multimedia home Linux distribution has moved a step closer to its major 4.0 release.
GLCS is a spin of the popular GLC OpenGL game recorder for Linux that adds in a few extra features.
The OpenELEC HTPC/multimedia Linux distribution is out today with their first beta release of the upcoming 4.0 series. OpenELEC 4.0 will bring many front-end and back-end changes to this distribution centered around XBMC.
The first beta of the upcoming XBMC 13.0 "Gotham" multimedia HTPC software is available with a load of new features.
The Video Acceleration API (VA-API) library now has support for Intel's upcoming Broadwell (Gen8) graphics processors for GPU-based video encode/decode support.
A new video codec decoder for Google's VP9 open video codec that's built around FFmpeg is claiming to be the fastest VP9 decoder.
FFmpeg and its forked Libav have each added an H.265 / HEVC encoder today to their respective code-bases.
The GPAC open-source multimedia project is now one decade old and in that time has seen 5,000 commits. Developers behind GPAC have written into Phoronix to explain their Linux-supportive multimedia crusade.
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