Linux News Today: FFmpeg 3.1.2 "Laplace" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Updates Components
Today, August 9, 2016, the FFmpeg development team proudly announced the general availability of the second maintenance update for the FFmpeg 3.1 “Laplace” series of the widely-used open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework.
Released a few weeks back, FFmpeg 3.1 “Laplace” was a massive release introducing numerous new features and improvements to the popular multimedia backend used by dozens of open-source and commercial software products. FFmpeg 3.1.2 is now the latest stable and most advanced version.
Already available in the software repositories of the most used GNU/Linux distributions, including the powerful Arch Linux, the second maintenance update to the FFmpeg 3.1 “Laplace” series is here to update several of its core libraries, as well as to fix the most annoying bugs reported by users since the FFmpeg 3.1.1 release.
According to the brief release notes, FFmpeg 3.1.2 includes the libavutil 55.28.100, libavcodec 57.48.101, libavformat 57.41.100, libavdevice 57.0.101, libavfilter 6.47.100, libavresample 3.0.0, libswscale 4.1.100, libswresample 2.1.100, and libpostproc 54.0.100 updated components.
Users are urged to update to FFmpeg 3.1.2 as soon as possible
The FFmpeg developers inform the community that FFmpeg 3.1.2 is now the latest stable FFmpeg release from the 3.1 “Laplace” series, which was cut from the Git master repository on June 26, 2016. As such, they recommend GNU/Linux users to update their operating systems to this new version as soon as possible.
You can do that by checking the official channels (repositories) of your distribution in the coming hours or days for the FFmpeg 3.1.2 update, or download the FFmpeg 3.1.2 sources right now via our website and compile the update yourself, for 64-bit or 32-bit hardware architectures.
To avoid system issues and crashes, we advise you always to have the latest FFmpeg version installed on your OS. For more details about the issues addressed in the FFmpeg 3.1.2 maintenance release, please check out the Git changelog at https://git.ffmpeg.org/gitweb/ffmpeg.git/shortlog/n3.1.2.