FFmpeg 2.6.1 released with support for Nvidia Video Encoder

FFmpeg 2.6.1 “Grothendieck” 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. A notable addition to this release is the support for NVENC — the Nvidia Video Encoder interface for H.264 encoding.

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FFmpeg 2.6.1 update

  • People in the broadcasting industry might also be interested in the first steps of closed captions support with the introduction of a decoder
  • Regarding filters love, improvement had been made including support for 10-bit in spp
  • Addition of colorlevels (yet another color handling filter), tblend (allowing you to for example run a diff between successive frames of a video stream), or the dcshift audio filter
  • There are also two important filters landing in libavfilter: palettegen and paletteuse. These filters will be very useful in case you are looking for creating high quality GIFs, a format that still bravely fights annihilation in 2015.
  • One big cleanup achievement is the libmpcodecs (MPlayer filters) wrapper finally dead. The last remaining filters (softpulldown/repeatfields, eq*, and various postprocessing filters) were ported
  • For API changes, device inputs and outputs listing was introduced (try ffmpeg -sources or ffmpeg -sinks for an example of the usage)
  • VP9 decoder had been made to be usable on x86 32-bit systems and pre-ssse3 CPUs like Phenom

Install FFMpeg 2.6.1 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg-real

sudo ln -sf /opt/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg /usr/bin/ffmpeg
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