Multimedia

How to install vlc 2.2.3 on Ubuntu OS

Following the recent release of vlc 2.2.3 by VideoLAN development team, I will be showing you how to install and compile this release using Ubuntu 15.04 since the PPA is yet to be updated. This release is a maintenance build for the stable 2.2 series of their popular, cross-platform, and open-source VLC Media Player software for all supported platforms. A notable fix in this release is fix to resume where you left off.

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 Multimedia Manipulation Tool (Matroska mkv Multimedia Files) released

MKVToolNix 8.6.1 recently released, is a free set of open-source, cross-platform tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files (mkv) under Linux, other Unixes and Windows. With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become the new container format for the future.

FFmpeg 2.7.2 released

FFmpeg 2.7.2 “Nash” recently released, is the leading multimedia framework, cross-platform solution that is used to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream,filter and play any audio or video files. This release includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2015-06-10, libav 11 as of 2015-06-11. FFmpeg 2.7.2 changelog imc: use correct position for flcoeffs2 calculation hevc: check slice address length snow: remove an obsolete av_assert2 webp: fix infinite loop in webp_decode_frame wavpack: limit extra_bits to 32 and use get_bits_long ffmpeg: only count got_output/errors in decode_error_stat ffmpeg: exit_on_error if decoding a packet failed pthread_frame: forward error codes when flushing huffyuvdec: validate image size wavpack: use get_bits_long to read up to 32 bits nutdec: check maxpos in read_sm_data before returning s302m: fix arithmetic exception vc1dec: use get_bits_long and limit the read bits to 32 mpegaudiodec: copy AVFloatDSPContext from first context avcodec/vp8: Check buffer size in vp8_decode_frame_header() avcodec/vp8: Fix null pointer dereference in ff_vp8_dec avcodec/diracdec: Check for hpel_base allocation failure avcodec/rv34: Clear pointers in ff_rv34_decode_init_thr avfilter/af_aresample: Check ff_all_* for allocation avcodec/pthread_frame: clear priv_data, avoid stale swscale/utils: Clear pix buffers Zhang Rui avutil/fifo: Fix the case where func() returns less ffmpeg: Fix cleanup after failed allocation of output_files avformat/mov: Fix deallocation when MOVStreamContext See changelog for full details Install FFmpeg 2.

Avidemux 2.6.10 Video Editor released

Avidemux 2.6.10 recently released, is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux 2.6.10 changelog Fixing some packaging issues Re-added translations Re-added avsproxy Fixed multi passes with x264 when file has non ascii chars Added experimental Qt5 build for mac Fixed a bug with filler frames (fraps)

Darktable 1.6.7 Photography App released

Darktable 1.6.7 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Darktable 1.6.7 changelog security libraw CVE-2015-3885: fix integer overflow in ljpeg_start() miscellaneous improvements to facebook export interpolation fixups demosaic code cleanups slideshow should handle very small images better improve Olympus lens detection various minor memory leak fixes various other fixes Pentax (K-x) DNG old embedded preview left over is now removed modern OSX display profile handling translations Catalan German Spanish Swedish See changelog for more Install Darktable 1.

HandBrake 0.10.2 Video Converter Tool released

Handbrake 0.10.2 recently released, is a free open source, video transcoder tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Handbrake is also a multi-platform application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Handbrake 0.10.2 is second release for the 0.10 branch which brings a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. Install HandBrake 0.10.2 on Ubuntu OS sudo apt-add-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install handbrake

Bomi 0.9.7 Multimedia player released

Bomi 0.9.7 recently released, is a multimedia player formerly known as CMPlayer, which is aimed for easy usage but also provides various powerful features and convenience functions. Bomi comes with an intuitive, user friendly interface, with unlimited playback history, and restoration. It also has support for hardware accelerated GPU decoding, dvd playback and image slide show. Bomi 0.9.7 changelog New: cache file related options in cache tab of preferences New: implement display of cached state in demuxer in seek bar New: internal title bar for frameless mode New: visualization for audio New: –set-subtitle option for command line to set subtitle file New: show history/playlist by clicking left/right edge New: new option to unmute when volume adjusted New: compact mode for Tethys skin New: hide history/playlist by clicking empty space New: skin ‘metro’ – Windows metro style New: Enter Fullscreen/Exit Fullscreen menu Mod: use soft clipping by default Fix: enable frameless mode on Windows Fix: fit window size to rendering size when using window size menu Fix: wrong calculation of texture coordinate for video frame Fix: prevent too high amplification by normalizer on start of playback Fix: don’t reset normalizer history on seeking Fix: set page step of radius slider to 1 in advanced interpolation dialog Fix: wrong path for open file from command line when launched bomi not in PATH Fix: don’t hide history/playlist while scrollbar pressed Fix: reduce delay for initial display of Preferences dialog drastically Fix: checking GL_RGBA16 for FBO texture format didn’t work Fix: reduce width of playlist to fit to item name not location Fix: don’t disturb playback on loading skin Fix: hide controls when cursor is located in history/playlist Fix: adjust y-position of preview automatically Fix: raise z-order of TimeSlider to prevent preview being obstructed Fix: metadata wasn’t exposured to MPRIS Fix: don’t display preview when video is not available (Windows)New: progress indication in task bar (Windows)Fix: couldn’t close window while playing (Windows)Fix: window jumped when drag window after drag title bar (Windows)Fix: reszing window by top/left grib was disabled (Windows)Fix: ‘snap to edge’ didn’t work when moving by title bar Install Bomi 0.

Bomi 0.9.3 Multimedia Player released

Bomi 0.9.3 recently released, is a multimedia player formerly known as CMPlayer, which is aimed for easy usage but also provides various powerful features and convenience functions. Bomi comes with an intuitive, user friendly interface, with unlimited playback history, and restoration. It also has support for hardware accelerated GPU decoding, dvd playback and image slide show. Bomi is based on mpv for Linux. Bomi 0.9.3 update New: display used encoding for subtitle file track in playinfo New: ‘–dump-api-tree’ and ‘–dump-action-list’ command line options New: JSON-RPC interface New: current deinterlacing method in playinfo New: options to set general font and fixed-width font New: ‘Window Remove Frame’ for frameless(borderless) window New: ‘Subtitle Subtitle Sync Bring Previous/Next Subtitle’ menu New: allow to map actions for left/right button click New: ask username and password on permission denied for smb:// New: ‘Subtitle Subtitle Scale’ menu to adjust font scale during playback New: ‘Subtitle Override ASS Style’ menu New: options to specify authentication info for samba New: configurable step for ‘move screen position’ New: ‘Video Zoom’ menu New: color adjustment for RGB channel New: video color editor dialog New: new skin ‘air’ New: ‘Est.

Bomi 0.9.2 Multimedia Player released

Bomi 0.9.2 recently released, is a multimedia player formerly known as CMPlayer, which is aimed for easy usage but also provides various powerful features and convenience functions. Bomi comes with an intuitive, user friendly interface, with unlimited playback history, and restoration. It also has support for hardware accelerated GPU decoding, dvd playback and image slide show. Bomi is based on mpv for Linux. Bomi 0.9.2 update New: new skin ‘native’ which supports native look & feel New: display time on mouse position changed over time slider (#221) Fix: chapter marker was not visible in GaN Fix: some menu checked state was not restored on start up Fix: set current window style when preferences opended Fix: restore maximized state from fullscreen Fix: bring back compatibility for C++14 compiler with non C++14 libstdc++ Fix: memory leak in reply for async request Fix: crash on deselecting subtitle Fix: couldn’t select tracks in paused state Fix: restore maximized/fullscreen state on start up Fix: show Close button instead of Cancel in preferences dialog Install Bomi 0.

MythTV 0.27.1 Released

MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) home entertainment application designed for the living room TV, and turns a computer with the necessary hardware into a network streaming digital video recorder, a digital multimedia home entertainment system, or home theater personal computer The current version, while it doesn’t have major new user features, it has received over 340 improvements with focus on providing a better user experience ever.