FFmpeg0.6 codenamed "Works with HTML5" is released

FFmpeg0.6 is released, this release is codenamed “Works with HTML5” as the special focus on this release were a lot of improvements that are relevant for HTML5 video. According to the announcement , “The H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly faster and the Vorbis decoder has seen important updates.”

Google’s VP8 in this new release is properly supported via the libvpx library and the Matroska was extended to support the WebM container format.

There is also a new ffprobe tool, VorbisComment writing for FLAC and Ogg FLAC / Ogg Speex files, RTP packetization/de-packetization support for a number of new codecs, ARM optimizations, and much more.

[Via phoronix , FFmpeg]

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