Avidemux 2.6.13 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 2.6.13 changelog [OsX] Toolchain updated [Win64] Toolchain updated [Linux] AppImage (universal linux64 binaries) [Core] Update to libav* 3.
SMPlayer 16.4 the latest free Media Player, is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn’t need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you’ll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs. SMPlayer 16.4 Changelog: The Windows installer now includes mpv as well. Now it’s easier to switch between MPlayer and mpv.
I recently came across an interesting OpenSUSE Linux video called – “Uptime Funk” music video (parody of Uptown Funk) from SUSECon 2015 in Amsterdam. This is a must watch video. [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbABy9ul11I[/youtube] Lyrics: This bit Uncontrolled A bad bug, Make my system fold This bug, in the kernel My kernel My uptime ceases Freakin’, Spazzin’ My manager’s mad, it ain’t pretty I need caffeine, a big screen Gotta fix this server in a jiffy
VLC 3.0 Master build had just been released to public. Please note that this is an experimental version of VLC that are daily generated from the VLC code that is currently in development. Several issues that existed in previous versions of VLC might be fixed here, but since this version of VLC is not yet finished, you should expect other problems and issues. VLC 3.0 changelog Important changes: The Windows XP/2003/2003R2 support for VLC is now on a best-efforts basis: it should work, but not without limitations.
SlowMoVideo is a free and open-source program that allows you to create slow-motion videos from your footage. It analizes the pixel rate and calculates the frames between the videos recorded by your camera. With SlowMoVideo you can smoothly slow down and speed up your footage, optionally with motion blur. slowmoVideo tries to find out where pixels move in the video (this information is called Optical Flow), and then uses this information to calculate the additional frames between the ones recorded by your camera.
Handbrake 0.10.3 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 0.10.3 marks our 4th release of our 0.10.x branch. This provides another set if fixes for common bugs that have been raised over the last few months. All going well this will be the last bug fix release for this branch as we look to finish up the major 1.
Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.
FFmpeg 2.8.4 “Feynman” 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. FFmpeg 2.8.4 changelog rawdec: only exempt BIT0 with need_copy from buffer sanity check mlvdec: check that index_entries exist avcodec/mpeg4videodec: also for empty partitioned slices avcodec/h264_refs: Fix long_idx check avcodec/h264_mc_template: prefetch list1 only if it is used in the MB avcodec/h264_slice: Simplify ref2frm indexing avfilter/vf_mpdecimate: Add missing emms_c() sonic: make sure num_taps * channels is not larger than frame_size opus_silk: fix typo causing overflow in silk_stabilize_lsf ffm: reject invalid codec_id and codec_type golomb: always check for invalid UE golomb codes in get_ue_golomb sbr_qmf_analysis: sanitize input for 32-bit imdct sbrdsp_fixed: assert that input values are in the valid range aacsbr: ensure strictly monotone time borders aacenc: update max_sfb when num_swb changes aaccoder: prevent crash of anmr coder ffmdec: reject zero-sized chunks swscale/x86/rgb2rgb_template: Do not crash on misaligend stride avformat/mxfenc: Do not crash if there is no packet in the first stream lavf/tee: fix side data double free.
Microsoft has announced the release of Skype for Business for Android app. Skype for Business, formerly Lync 2013, for Android extends the power of Lync and Skype to your favorite mobile device: voice & video over wireless, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling features from a single, easy-to-use interface Key Features: Initiate a group IM or video conversation and invite additional participants Join, rejoin and initiate a Skype for Business Meeting to communicate and collaborate on amazing ideas Share your video and view speaker’s video during a conference Control the meeting (mute or remove attendees) and know more about participants’ modalities Look at your upcoming meetings and join via one click Find your recent conversations and pick them up from where you left Search your contacts by name, email, or phone number Enhanced security via Active Directory Authentication Library (ADAL) Anyone can use the Skype for Business Mobile app when invited to a Skype for Business or Lync 2013 meeting.
Facebook recently begun rolling out a new feature on its social network “live streaming video service”- which allows users to stream live video. A select group of celebrities and high profile users have been able to use the service for several months. Live streaming via mobile phones has become one of the big technology trends of the year, with Twitter-owned Periscope and Meerkat proving popular. Last year, Amazon paid $1bn for live streaming game site Twitch.
LiVES 2.4.5 Open Source Video Editor recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.
Skype 7.16 for Windows App had just been released and this latest release comes with several improvements to how you share. This release is more focused on your sharing experience with an introduction of a new media toolbar which allows you to qickly share photos, files etc. Skype 7.16 Update: Media toolbar Sharing shouldn’t take too many clicks – as such we’ve released a new toolbar which you can use to quickly share photos, files, video messages, contacts and emoticons.
Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 1 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of changes. A notable change is when after you add a new music file source it will now ask you if you want to scan all the files in that folder using the tag data in those files and organise it for you. This was not the case with music files but was already happening when you add a video source.
Pitivi 0.95 the fifth beta release towards the 1.0 version recently released by the Pitivi team, is a Free video editor with a beautiful and intuitive user interface, a clean codebase and a fantastic community. This latest release packs a lot of bugfixes and architectural work to further stabilize the GES backend. Pitivi 0.95 Highlights: Pitivi can also work on Mac OS X now but not officially supported due to lack of resources.
LiVES 2.4.3 recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.
Rapid Photo Downloader 0.4.11 for Linux released recently last month, is written by a photographer for professional and amateur photographers. Its goal is to be the best photo and video downloader for the Linux Desktop. This latest release, fixes a critical bug for users with systems that use the Pillow library version 3.0 or higher. Moreover, Brazilian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese and Swedish translations have been updated.
Skype recently launched a video message filters in Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad – video effects that let you add more fun to your Skype video messages. With this latest feature, you can now capture moments by using the video messages, which allow you to record short clips and send them to your Skype contacts to be viewed at any time, and you don’t need to be online. Capture and share a fleeting memory, create a heartfelt reminder, or simply tell a friend or family member “wish you were here”.
OBS Multiplatform 0.12.0 recently released, is a complete rewrite of the original OBS from the ground up, with the main goals of course being multiplatform support, a more thorough feature set, and a much more powerful API. Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. OBS Multiplatform 0.12.0 changelog General Changes: Added pre-configured recording quality presets to simple output mode for easy recording-specific configuration Added stream delay feature (in advanced settings).
If you are not already aware, Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has already begun, this is following updates to a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. Testers are been sort for to help test this release and you can report back issues noticed or recommendation herein the thread – Kodi pre-15.1 Testing Thread. The goal of this thread is not to find and report new bugs, but only to look for bugs that might have been introduced while fixing issues in 15.
ExMplayer 5.0.1 recently released, is a free GUI front-end for award-winning MPlayer with 3D/2D video playback support, tools like audio converter,media cutter and audio extractor. It can play audio,video,dvd files(.vob),vcd files(.mpg,.dat) etc and supports network streaming. ExMplayer plays different video and audio formats, including MPEG-1, -2 and -4 (DivX), H.264,H265 /HEVC,VP9, Ogg Vorbis and AAC. Supports subtitles, 3D video playback, wide variety of 3D formats supported. ExMplayer 5.0.1 changelog: Added video downloader,youtube-dl needed Added movie animator Added software video equaliser Improved thumbnail seeking Fixed powersaving Install ExMplayer 5.
Audacity 2.1.1 recently released, is a free, open source, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. A notable improvement is the new “Crossfade Tracks” effect which can now be used for crossfading two tracks. This replaces Cross Fade In and Cross Fade Out. Audacity 2.1.1 changelog Improvements Effects Built-in effects now support presets. New Limiter effect replaces Hard Limiter effect.
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)
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
Shotcut 15.06 recently released, is a free, cross-platform, open-source video editor. Shotcut supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs, supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences. Shotcut comes with an extensive amount of features listed below: no import required – native editing frame-accurate seeking for many formats multi-format timeline: mix and match resolutions and frame rates within a project screen capture (Linux only) including background capture to capture a Shotcut session webcam capture (Linux and Windows only) audio capture (Linux and Windows only: PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA, or DirectShow) network stream playback (HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS, UDP) frei0r video generator plugins (e.
FFmpeg 2.6.3 “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. FFmpeg 2.6.3 changelog diracdec: prevent overflow in data_unit_size check ffmpeg: remove incorrect network deinit avformat/avidec: add mp2 to the list of exceptions… n2.
Kdenlive 15.04 recently released, is a free open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, which supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg, the MLT video framework and Frei0r effects. Modern filmakers need to mix different kinds of media, including video, audio and images. Kdenlive is built upon MLT and ffmpeg frameworks, which provide unique features to mix virtually any kind of media.
Shotcut 15.04 recently released, is a free, cross-platform, open-source video editor. It supports oodles of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg, supports many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences. See page for more features. Shotcut 15.0x changelog Added an audio tone generator (in File Open Other). Now you can set a new default duration for audio or video fade filters.
VideoLAN and the VLC development team announced the release of VLC 2.2.1, named “Terry Pratchett”. This first stable release of the “WeatherWax” version of VLC fixes most of the important bugs reported of VLC 2.2.0. VLC 2.2.0, a major version of VLC, introduced accelerated auto-rotation of videos, 0-copy hardware acceleration, support for UHD codecs, playback resume, integrated extensions and more than 1000 bugs and improvements. VLC 2.2.1 changelog Codec: Fix compilation with older libavcodec versions Fix some VP9 decoding Fix flac crashes Fix lpcm channel ordering Fix potential NULL dereference in dmo Fix teletext framing code in DVB PES packets Fix potential buffer overflow in schroendinger decoder (CVE-2014-9629) Fix AAC samplerate Demuxers: Fix MP4 chapters Fix MKV overseeking, introducing slowness over network shares Fix crash when playing SPC files Fix ATRAC3 playback in MKV Revert to older ASX code Workaround TS issue with mpeg-audio Access: Fix sftp read and close sockets Fix DTV build with Linux DVB versions Fix UDP/RTP input on Windows Audio output: Fix Alsa HDMI plugs Improve Alsa output, with larger buffers Fix DirectSound output with multi-channel files OS X: Fix numerous crashes in the UI Fix video-wallpaper mode Fix race when starting VLC from command line Qt: Fix recent items behaviour Fix rotation filter activation Fix mux modules names for the streaming wizard Win32: Timestamp the signature of the dlls Fix extensions registration during install Fix extensions dialog crash Default to no DxVA decoding libVLC: fix libvlc_media_get_stats and lots of additional translations Install VLC 2.
FFmpeg 2.6.2 “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. FFmpeg 2.6.1 update doc: add aarch64 cpuflags to fftools documentation doc: add missing arm cpuflags to fftools documentation doc: add missing x86 cpuflags to fftools documentation avcodec/h264: Do not fail with randomly truncated VUIs avcodec/h264_ps: Move truncation check from VUI to SPS avcodec/h264: Be more tolerant to changing pps id betwe… avcodec/aacdec: Fix storing state before PCE decode avcodec/h264: reset the counts in the correct context avcodec/h264_slice: Dont reset mb_aff_frame per slice avcodec/h264: finish previous slices before switching… avcodec/h264: Fix race between slices where one overwri… avformat/utils: avoid discarded streams in av_find_defa… ffmpeg: Fix extradata allocation avcodec/h264_refs: Do not set reference to things which… avcodec/h264: Fail for invalid mixed IDR / non IDR… Revert “avcodec/exr: fix memset first arg in reverse_lut()” h264: avoid unnecessary calls to get_format avutil/pca: Check for av_malloc* failures avutil/cpu: add missing check for mmxext to av_force_cp… lavc/dnxhd: Fix pix_fmt change.
Lightworks 12.0.3.L recently released, is a full-featured editor with all the power, performance and features you would expect, with support for all major professional broadcast formats from SD, HD, 2K and Red 4K files. Lightworks 12 introduces some incredible new features to the application. Primarily the Content Manager which is a very useful way of managing all your media, edits and bins in a sensible way so that you can always find your media or your bins easily.
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. 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.
LongoMatch 1.0.2 recently released, is a sports video analysis software to tag, review and edit important segments or plays of a game. This application is meant for coaches and sports enthusiasts, to help them create video analysis. The latest version comes with the below new features: Added Chinese, Swedish and Russian languages. Add a new “Details” entry in the projects description. Add support for DV capturers in OS X.
FFmpeg 2.5.3 “Bohr” – 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. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. The most important new features are AVFoundation screen-grabbing support, animated WebP decoding support, and Animated PNG support. In addition, many exciting features for video streaming are also implemented, including MPEG-DASH fragmenting muxer, HEVC RTP payload muxer, and UDP Lite support.
Game of Codes came first in this years JavaZone 2014 conference held in Oslo, Norway. JavaZone is an independent conference and a forum for knowledge exchange, recruitment and branding.
Transmageddon Video Converter is a video transcoder for Linux and Unix systems built using GStreamer. It supports almost any format as its input and can generate a very large host of output files in formats that include Ogg, Matroska, AVI, WebM, FLV, MPEG or ASF. The goal of the application is to give end users ability to convert their favorite videos to format playable on their mobile devices. Transmageddon was initially released as v1.
OpenShot is a free, open-source video editor that allows you to take videos, photos, and music files and create a movie you have always dreamed of. You can easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other formats. OpenShot 1.4.3 is a major upstream release, which address many critical bugs, adds some highly requested features (such as adding effects to multiple clips, timeline improvements, new 3D animations, etc…), and is now optimized for dark GTK+ themes
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.
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Gotham is the codename for XBMC Media Center version 13 which was released on May 4th 2014. XBMC Media Center was formally known as XBox Media Center but was later changed sometime in 2009. This tutorial will show you how to upgrade or install this free and open-source media center in Ubuntu 14.