FFmpeg 4.0 has been released, and it’s a major one. Since this particular subject matter – and its changelog – are way beyond the scope of my capabilities, I’ll just leave you with the generic description of the project (in case you live under a rock).
FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge. No matter if they were designed by some standards committee, the community or a corporation. It is also highly portable: FFmpeg compiles, runs, and passes our testing infrastructure FATE across Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, the BSDs, Solaris, etc. under a wide variety of build environments, machine architectures, and configurations.
I’m always massively impressed by open source projects like this – they put commercial software to shame.
I’m not vert knowledgeable about thus but does this new release help us play back BluRay discs on our linux/bsd/macos desktops?
I understand bluray playback needs 2 pieces – the audio+video decode … plus also a “virtual machine” to run the menus and interactivity .. which I believe is proprietary but based on Java?