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FFmpeg 1.0 MultiMedia Library Released 82

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The free software FFmpeg multi-media library that's used by VLC, MPlayer, Chrome, and many other software projects has reached version 1.0 after being in development since 2000. The 1.0 release incorporates new filters/decoders and other A/V enhancements. The code is available from FFmpeg.org."
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FFmpeg 1.0 MultiMedia Library Released

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  • MPEG-LA (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tepples (727027) <tepples.gmail@com> on Friday September 28, 2012 @02:17PM (#41491149) Homepage Journal
    Might FFmpeg 1.0 mean that MPEG-LA members are ready to pull the trigger on suing the maintainers of projects using FFmpeg?
  • Re:Out of beta? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by davydagger (2566757) on Friday September 28, 2012 @03:21PM (#41492297)
    open source projects stay in beta as long as need be, and don't rush to ship 1.0 or major releases until ready.

    The good news for us, is that they allow the community to help ironing out the bugs, which for many don't show up until long repeated usage. The more people there are to report failures, the better.

    compared this with commerical software. Especially microsoft. They release .0 versions long before they are ready because they release cycles and deadlines.

    OpenSSL spent 15 years before a 1.0 release. Noveau almost 10.

    I think its a sign of many long standing projects maturing, and that linux is ready for prime time.
  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Friday September 28, 2012 @03:23PM (#41492335) Journal

    Unless I'm gravely confused, ffmpeg seems like a curious place for Quick Sync support. Quick Sync is an independent, comparatively inflexible(though fast), h.264 hardware encoder and decoder, not a set of instructions or an architectural feature that would speed up a software decoder. Why would a tool that is largely a collection of highly flexible software encoders and decoders be interested?

    I can see how some of the video player programs that use ffmpeg might have reason to also have the option to use quick sync, on supported platforms; but that would really be up to them...

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