Projects / xine


xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available--and some of the most uncommon formats, too. All those features come in a reusable library (xine-lib) which can easily be embedded in your applications.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  30 May 2014 08:35

    Release Notes: Input support for xineliboutput was added. libgudev is now used when available. Other minor fixes were made.

    •  05 May 2014 15:26

      Release Notes: Several minor bugs were fixed.

      •  05 May 2014 15:24

        Release Notes: Support for HEVC/H.265 was added. BD-J (Blu Ray Java) support with ARGB overlay was added for capable video drivers. A new avformat demuxer plugin was implemented, bringing support for various new formats and protocols, including proper RTSP support. The QuickTime demuxer was modernized. The FLV demuxer was rewritten. Other enhancements and many fixes were made.

        •  01 Jun 2013 14:00

          Release Notes: This release adds support for VAAPI HW decoding, for a fast libjpeg based JPEG decoder, for large PAT in MPEG TS, and for EAC3 audio. An OpenGL 2.0 output plugin and a test image generator input plugin were added. Further minor feature enhancements were made. Several crashes and further bugs were fixed.

          •  12 Jun 2012 08:38

            Release Notes: The DVB plugin is working again. An OpenGL OSD fix was made. YUV conversion optimizations were made for MMX/SSE. YUV420 H.264 is playable now, and YUVJ444P is correctly handled. Support for FLAC in Matroska and for BMP was added. Minor bugs were fixed.

            Recent comments

            29 Mar 2006 09:01 hairdude

            Agreed, it is projects like these that make linux a viable alternative for me. Thanks for all of your work.

            04 Jan 2006 22:55 Fruetel

            Thank you for this project
            Thanx for providing an awesome open source multimedia environment. Using Linux would be a lot less fun without it.

            03 Dec 2005 12:24 PaganHippie

            Re: DivX Supported?

            > Would I be right in assuming DivX

            > encoded movies are supported?

            Yes, DivX plays fine.

            30 Nov 2005 08:07 gois

            DivX Supported?
            Would I be right in assuming DivX encoded movies are supported?

            31 Aug 2005 10:24 barsnick

            New releases
            Could Siggi please update this entry with the new releases? Hello?


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