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FFmpeg 4.0 “Wu” Open-Source Multimedia Framework Officially Released

Coming six months after the 3.x series, FFMpeg 4.0 introduces bitstream filters for editing metadata in H.264, MPEG-2, and HEVC streams, an experimental MagicYUV encoder, Nvidia NVDEC-accelerated H.264, MPEG-1/2/4, HEVC, VC1, VP8/9, and MJPE hwaccel decoding, and Intel QSV-accelerated MJPEG encoding. New native aptX, aptX HD, and SBC encoders and decoders were implemented as well, along with VAAPI MJPEG and VP8 decoding support, a TiVo ty/ty+ demuxer, VideoToolbox HEVC encoder and hwaccel, E-AC-3 dependent frames support, as well as AMD AMF HEVC and H.264 encoders.