The swiss-army knife of audio and video encoders/decoders gets a major new update.

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A bit longer than actually expected, but finally, we are proud to announce a new release: FFmpeg 0.6. Check out the release notes and changelog.

It is codenamed "Works with HTML5" as the special focus on this release were a lot of improvements that are relevant for HTML5 video. The H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly faster and the Vorbis decoder has seen important updates. This release supports Google's newly released libvpx library for the VP8 codec and the Matroska demuxer was extended to support to WebM container.

This release includes again an extensive number of changes; some of its highlights are:

Significant work to support at least decoding of all widespread mainstream proprietary codecs, and as usual broad coverage of widespread non-proprietary codecs, such as:

Decoders and encoders
VP8 (via Google's libvpx library)

Decoders
AMR-NB
Atrac1
HE-AAC v1
Bink
Bluray (PGS) subtitle
MPEG-4 Audio Lossless Coding (ALS)
WMA Pro
WMA Voice

Highlights among the newly supported container formats:

Demuxers and muxers
Adobe Filmstrip
SoX native format
WebM support in Matroska de/muxer

Demuxers
Bink
Core Audio Format
Dirac in Ogg
IV8
QCP
VQF
Wave64

Muxers
IEC-61937
RTSP

  • faster AAC decoding
  • faster H.264 decoding
  • numerous ARM optimizations
  • important updates to the Vorbis decoder
  • RTP packetization support for H.263, and AMR
  • RTP depacketization support for AMR, ASF, H.263, Theora and Vorbis
  • RTMP/RTMPT/RTMPS/RTMPE/RTMPTE protocol support via librtmp
  • the new ffprobe tool
  • VorbisComment writing for FLAC, Ogg FLAC and Ogg Speex files
  • and so much more!