FFmpeg 0.5 "Bike Shed" 2009-03-10 15:35:21 It has been a very long time since we last made a release and many did not think we would make one again but, back by popular demand, we are proud to announce a new release: FFmpeg 0.5. Check out the release notes and changelog. It is codenamed "half-way to world domination A.K.A. the belligerent blue bike shed" to give an idea where we stand in the grand scheme of things and to commemorate the many fruitful discussions we had during its development. This release includes a very extensive number of changes, but some of the highlights are:Significant work to support at least decoding of all widespread mainstream proprietary codecs, such as:decoders and encodersALACFlash Screen VideoWMAv2 decoder fixed, WMAv1/v2 encoderdecodersAtrac3MLP/TrueHDOn2 VP3 improvements and VP5/VP6 supportRealAudio Cooker and fixes for 14.4 and 28.8RealVideo RV30/40WMV3/WMV9/VC-1 and IntraX8 frame support for WMV2/VC-1Broad coverage of widespread non-proprietary codecs, including:decoders and encodersDNxHDDVCPRO50 (a.k.a. DV50)Floating point PCMGSM-MSTheora (and encoding via libtheora)VorbisdecodersAAC with ADTS support and >2x the speed of FAAD! (no HE AAC support yet)AC-3 that is faster than liba52 in 5.1, up to 2x faster in stereo and also supports E-AC-3! Hence liba52 is now obsolete.DCADVCPRO HD (a.k.a. DV100)H.264 PAFF and CQM support, plus slice-based multithreaded decodingMonkey's AudioMPEG-2 video support for intra VLC and 4:2:2MusepackQCELPShortenTrue Audio (TTA)Wavpack including hybrid mode supportHighlights among the newly supported container formats:demuxers and muxersGXFMXFdemuxersNullSoft Video (NSV)muxersiPhone/iPod compatibility for MP4/MOVMatroskaNUTOgg (FLAC, Theora and Vorbis only)ShockWave Flash (SWF)libavdeviceffserver is working again.a shiny, new, completely revamped, non-recursive build systemcleaner, more consistent codean all new metadata APIand so much more!