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12 December 2011, 10:24

FFmpeg 0.9 "Harmony" released

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FFmpeg logo Nearly six months after 0.8 arrived, the FFmpeg development team has announced the release of version 0.9 of its open source video codec tools and libraries. The major release, code-named "Harmony", includes new ARM optimisations, support for hardware accelerated H.264 decoding on Google's Android mobile operating system, and native Ut Video and Dirac decoders.

FFmpeg now supports PulseAudio input and reading MPO files, and has an OpenJPEG Library encoder and a Dxtory capture format decoder. Various bugs found in the previous versions have been fixed. An experimental JPEG 2000 encoder and support for libaacplus have also been added.

FFmpeg is used to record, convert and stream audio and video files in various formats, and is used by several popular open source software projects including the VLC Media Player, MPlayer, Perian and others. A full list of changes and fixes can be found in the 0.9 change log. FFmpeg 0.9 is available to download from the project's site; the developers advise all users, distributors and system integrators to upgrade, unless they use the current git master. FFmpeg is licensed under the LGPL or GPL depending upon the configuration used.


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