FFmpeg 4.2 Released: Added Features like AV1 Decoding Support & more.

The latest version of FFMPEG has been released.

FFMPEG 4.2 Released


FMPEG 4.2: The latest version of FFMPEG 4.2 released on August 5th 2019. FFMPEG is a free and open-source application available for Windows, Mac & Linux. The FFMPEG is mainly used to record, convert and stream audio and video. FFMPEG is mainly created by Fabrice Bellard & developed by the FFMPEG team. FFmpeg includes libavcodec, an audio/video codec library used by many commercial and free software products, libavformat (Lavf), an audio/video container mux and demux library, and the core FFmpeg command-line program for transcoding multimedia files.

$ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.avi

The Above command will let you convert the Mp4 video files (input.mp4) into .avi video format (output.avi)

FFMPEG 4.2 Released:

FFMPEG 4.2 is one of the major releases in history. FFMPEG team announced that this version 4.2 contains many new additional features and fixed numerous bugs. The name itself explained, FFMPEG 4.2 will convert video and audio files faster than previous. This version FFMPEG 4.2 is technically named as “ADA“. The previous version of FFMPEG is released previous year November 6th. We shared the important features in the below list, kindly refer and upgrade to the latest version.

FFMPEG 4.2 Latest Features:

This version contains many new features, making this FFMPEG faster conversion and more accurate.

  • tpad filter
  • AV1 decoding support through libdav1d
  • dedot filter
  • chromashift and rgbashift filters
  • freezedetect filter
  • truehd_core bitstream filter
  • dhav demuxer
  • PCM-DVD encoder
  • GIF parser
  • vividas demuxer
  • hymt decoder
  • anlmdn filter
  • maskfun filter
  • hcom demuxer and decoder
  • ARBC decoder
  • libaribb24 based ARIB STD-B24 caption support (profiles A and C)
  • Support decoding of HEVC 4:4:4 content in nvdec and cuviddec
    removed libndi-newtek
  • agm decoder
  • KUX demuxer
  • AV1 frame split bitstream filter
  • lscr decoder
  • lagfun filter
  • asoftclip filter
  • Support decoding of HEVC 4:4:4 content in vdpau
  • colorhold filter
  • xmedian filter
  • asr filter
  • showspatial multimedia filter
  • VP4 video decoder
  • IFV demuxer
  • derain filter
  • deesser filter
  • mov muxer writes tracks with unspecified language instead of English by default
    added support for using clang to compile CUDA kernels
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The above-listed features are the added features in this latest version.

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FFMPEG team advised us to upgrade unless they use the current git master. The latest version may contain some bugs, so kindly view their Git to the latest updates and bug fixes. End of the article, quick info: The FFMPEG 4.2 Latest version released after 10 months, contains many features listed above. Stay tuned with us for more latest news and information.

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