FFmpeg 5.0 “Lorentz” Released with New Encoders, Decoders, Muxers, and More

Posted by hanuca on Jan 15, 2022 9:15 AM EST
9to5Linux; By Marius Nestor
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FFmpeg, an open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework providing a collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content, has been updated to version 5.0.

Coming about nine months after the release of FFmpeg 4.4 “Rao”, FFmpeg 5.0 “Lorentz” is here to introduce several new encoders and decoders, such as the ADPCM IMA Westwood encoder, ADPCM IMA Acorn Replay decoder, Apple Graphics (SMC) encoder, MSN Siren decoder, GEM Raster image decoder, speex decoder, bitpacked encoder, as well as VideoToolbox ProRes encoder.

New muxer and demuxers are present as well in this major release, including the AV1 Low overhead bitstream format muxer, Argonaut Games CVG demuxer, Argonaut Games CVG muxer, Westwood AUD muxer, and an experimental IMF demuxer.

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