FFmpeg 2.2.1 Has Been Released!

FFmpeg 2.2.1 Has Been Released!

FFmpeg 2.2.1 has been released on 2014-04-10 and it includes many changes, fixes, updates and improvements. This FFmpeg version includes all changes from ffmpeg-mt, libav master of 2014-03-01, libav 10 as of 2014-04-10.

It includes the following library versions:

  • libavutil 52. 66.100
  • libavcodec 55. 52.102
  • libavformat 55. 33.100
  • libavdevice 55. 10.100
  • libavfilter 4. 2.100
  • libswscale 2. 5.102
  • libswresample 0. 18.100
  • libpostproc 52. 3.100

A new major release (2.2) of FFmpeg was released on March 24 of this year by the developers. The release came with many new features WebP encoding via libwebp, HNM version 4 demuxer and video decoder, Live HDS muxer, libx265 encoder and DNx444 support.

You can read the new stuff that has been added on FFmpeg 2.2 in the below list.

  • elbg filter
  • string validation in ffprobe
  • support for decoding through VDPAU in ffmpeg (the -hwaccel option)
  • complete Voxware MetaSound decoder
  • remove mp3_header_compress bitstream filter
  • Windows resource files for shared libraries
  • aeval filter
  • stereoscopic 3d metadata handling
  • WebP encoding via libwebp
  • ATRAC3+ decoder
  • VP8 in Ogg demuxing
  • side & metadata support in NUT
  • framepack filter
  • XYZ12 rawvideo support in NUT
  • Exif metadata support in WebP decoder
  • OpenGL device
  • Use metadata_header_padding to control padding in ID3 tags (currently used in
  • MP3, AIFF, and OMA files), FLAC header, and the AVI “junk” block.
  • Mirillis FIC video decoder
  • Support DNx444
  • libx265 encoder
  • dejudder filter
  • Autodetect VDA like all other hardware accelerations

FFmpeg is a leading multimedia framework for recording, decoding, encoding, playing and streaming any media file created by humans and machines of this planet. It provides the following tools:

  • ffmpeg is a command line tool to convert multimedia files between formats.
  • ffserver is a multimedia streaming server for live broadcasts.
  • ffplay is a simple media player based on SDL and the FFmpeg libraries.
  • ffprobe is a is a simple multimedia stream analyzer.

Visit the official blog here.

  • Michael Washington

    How to install in Ubuntu 14.04?

  • JahFou

    sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

  • Michael Washington

    Reading package lists… Done

    Building dependency tree

    Reading state information… Done

    Package ffmpeg is not available, but is referred to by another package.

    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or

    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘ffmpeg’ has no installation candidate

  • LanManT

    isnt ffmpeg forever removed and now will be replaced with the fork to libav http://www.libav.org/