Linux News Today: GStreamer 1.6 Arrives with OpenGL 3, Stereoscopic 3D and Multiview Video Support
The developers of the open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework that is being used by numerous commercial and open source software projects were extremely proud to announce that GStreamer 1.6 is now available for download.
According to the release notes, which have been attached at the end of the article for reference, GStreamer 1.6 introduces support for stereoscopic 3D and multiview video streams, better handling of DTS (decoding timestamp) and PTS (presentation timestamp), renegotiation support for v4l2src, scaling support for v4l2transform, as well as improvements to multifilesink and splitmuxsink.
Chunked recording of Matroska (MKV), Ogg Vorbis, MP4, and MPEG-TS streams has been made a lot easier, there’s now new Trick Mode and GstVideoConverter APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for key-frame only fast-forward and fast-reverse playback, and better conversion of raw video frames between supported formats respectively, along with improvements to MSS, HLS, and DASH adaptive streams.
Furthermore, GStreamer 1.6 adds RECORD support for the GStreamer RTSP server, Retransmissions (RTX) support in both GStreamer’s RTSP client and server components, high-quality text subtitle overlay, better supports RTSP seeking, sees the addition of new Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP) network clients clocks, along with a brand-new audiointerleave element.
“The GStreamer team is proud to announce a new major feature release in the stable 1.x API series of your favourite cross-platform multimedia framework. This release has been in the works for more than a year and is packed with new features, bug fixes and other improvements,” said the GStreamer developers.
GStreamer now supports H.265 (x265) video encoder and decoders
In addition to the new features mentioned above, GStreamer 1.6 implements support for the H.265 (x265) video encoder, as well as various H.265 video decoders, including libav and libde265, adds SRTP and DTLS support, adds OpenGL 3 support, 2K and 4K support, 3D video support, subtitle blending, multiple contexts and context propagation, transfer and conversion separation, and live mixing support.
GStreamer 1.6 comes with dozens of other new features that it would be quite impossible for us to list here, so we recommend reading the changelog attached below if you’re curious to know what exactly has been changed in this major release of GStreamer. In the meantime, you can download GStreamer 1.6 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS operating systems right now from Softpedia.