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.

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