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[MPlayer-dev-eng] Release news entry




Hi,
 this is a draft of the news entry in the homepage for the new release.

I made a summary of the most notable new features, and listed some
hints about the major changes.


Please post your suggestions and enhancements.


Also, I'm not a native English speaker; if you see any error feel free
to correct me.

Ciao,
 Roberto
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 <div class="newsentry">
 
 <h2>
+	<a name="mplayer12">2015-09-xx, Dayoftheweek :: MPlayer 1.2 released</a>
+	<br><span class="poster">posted by the <a href="mailto:projects@xxxxxxxxxxxx";>release team</a></span>
+</h2>
+
+<p>
+Insert codename here
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Our latest release was getting stale, so it's time to make a new one.<br>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Mplayer 1.2 is compatible with the recent FFmpeg 2.8 release.
+The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg, so you don't need to fetch it
+separately.<br>
+Due to some big API changes coming to FFmpeg, this release will not work with
+new FFmpeg master branch, nor with future FFmpeg releases.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+If you want to follow the latest improvements in MPlayer and FFmpeg, you are
+strongly encouraged to use Subversion HEAD and benefit from the latest
+features and bug fixes.<br>
+You know how to do it. Because you aren't using a 3 years old release,
+hopefully. If you are, read on and find out what you missed!
+</p>
+
+<p>
+VDPAU hardware accelerated decoding now works for HEVC (if your card and
+driver supports it).
+Hardware accelerated decoding is now supported also on Os X via VDA.
+VAAPI is still unsupported, but you can use it via VDPAU wrapper at least for
+H.264.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+A lot of new codecs, thanks to FFmpeg. The list includes HEVC, VP9 and Prores;
+Opus, improved AAC and DTS decoders; WebP and JPEG2000; and many, many others.
+<br>
+Also rtsp streaming now uses FFmpeg by deafault, so you don't need any
+additional library to use it.<br>
+For the full list of improvements and bugfixes check the FFmpeg Changelog
+(note: not all features are available throught MPlayer at the moment,
+especially filters).
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Many GUI improvements, both in functionality (eg. TV and DVB support) and
+appearence.
+If you use the GUI, be sure to grab also the latest version of your favorite
+skin, or try a new one. You can get them
+<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html#skins";>here</a>.<br>
+The GUI now officialy needs version 2 of GTK+ and GLib (compilation with older
+version was already broken for quite some time).
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Starting from this release, MPlayer no longer ships with an internal copy of
+libdvdnav and lib dvdcss. You can use the libraries provided with your
+distribution, or compile and install them yourself. They will be autodetect
+at configuration time.<br>
+If your distribution does not include libdvdcss you can usually grab it from
+non-official repositories, or you can dowload the latest source code form its
+<a href="http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html";>homepage</a>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+The tarballs are compressed with xz, for compatibility with odd systems they
+are available also with gzip compression.
+Please get the xz variant if you can to save bandwidth.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+MPlayer 1.2 can be downloaded by
+<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.tar.xz";>HTTP (xz, 00 MB)</a>,
+<a href="ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.tar.xz";>FTP (xz, 00 MB)</a>,
+<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.tar.gz";>HTTP (gzip, 00 MB)</a> or
+<a href="ftp://ftp.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.tar.gz";>FTP (gzip, 00 MB)</a>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+xz MD5SUM: <b>xxxxx</b><br>
+xz SHA1SUM: <b>xxxxx</b><br>
+gz MD5SUM: <b>xxxxx</b><br>
+gz SHA1SUM: <b>xxxxx</b>
+</p>
+
+</div>
+
+<div class="newsentry">
+
+<h2>
 	<a name="hosting">2015-08-01, Saturday :: New host found.</a>
 	<br><span class="poster">posted by <a href="mailto:projects@xxxxxxxxxxxx";>Compn</a></span>
 </h2>
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