FFmpeg 4.0 "Wu" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Officially Released

The open-source and cross-platform FFmpeg multimedia framework has been updated to version 4.0, a major release that introduces numerous new features and improvements.

Coming six months after the 3.x series, FFmpeg 4.0 introduces bitstream filters for editing metadata in H.264, MPEG-2, and HEVC streams, an experimental MagicYUV encoder, Nvidia NVDEC-accelerated H.264, MPEG-1/2/4, HEVC, VC1, VP8/9, and MJPE hwaccel decoding, and Intel QSV-accelerated MJPEG encoding.

New native aptX, aptX HD, and SBC encoders and decoders were implemented as well, along with VAAPI MJPEG and VP8 decoding support, a TiVo ty/ty+ demuxer, VideoToolbox HEVC encoder and hwaccel, E-AC-3 dependent frames support, as well as AMD AMF HEVC and H.264 encoders.

Support for LibreSSL, an open-source implementation of the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols, was implemented via the libtls library, codec2 encoding and decoding support via the libcodec2 library, AV… (read more)

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