Posts by: Nathan Betzen

XBMC shirts and hoodies sale, now with new colors, but less than a week left

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 12, 2014 in Site News

This is just a quick reminder for those of you not on the social networks that the XBMC Beta shirt and hoodie sale has less than a week to go, and after that we won’t be selling this particular design again, possibly forever. Also, since the beta 1 announcement, we’ve added a few more shirt …

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XBMC at SCALE 2014 (Plus Google On Air Hangout)

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 18, 2014 in Site News
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Greetings XBMC users in the southern California region! We’d like to take this time to formally invite you to come visit us at our booth at the Southern California Linux Expo this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 22nd-23rd) at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Manning the booth this year are natethomas (Nathan Betzen), Keith (Keith …

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Server Issues: Solved

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 16, 2013 in Site News
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We are pleased to announce that the XBMC download and addon servers are back up and running. We’ve switched over to some newer, faster hardware, and after a few hiccups, it appears the problems that have been hounding us for the past week or so have finally been resolved. The only remaining issue is one …

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Server Issues

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 12, 2013 in Site News
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If you’ve tried to download XBMC, update an addon, or download a new addon over the past few days, you may have noticed that our servers have been behaving poorly. Let me begin by assuring you that we believe we have tracked down the issue to a malfunctioning piece of code on our primary mirror …

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Making Subtitle Search Better

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 15, 2013 in Site News

We’d like to take a minute to quickly announce that we’ve dramatically changed the way subtitle search works under the hood in XBMC. In XBMC 12.2, all subtitle search services are part of a single piece of code that comes in the form of the XBMC Subtitles addon that is released by Team XBMC. This …

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XBMC DevCon 2013 LiveBlog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 11, 2013 in Site News
DevCon Day 1

Good morning, Germany! This live blog is intended to keep users up to date with DevCon conversations. I’ll likely update roughly once at the change of each hour, so there’s no real reason to constantly hit refresh. If you don’t see an update on the hour, I’ll hold back up updating until the next hour. …

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Beers, Users, and Devs Night

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 09, 2013 in Site News

We apologize for the late notice, but for those of you in the Munich area we finally have a date and time for our Devs and Users Meet-up. We’ll be meeting at the NH München Dornach, Einsteinring 20. D-85609 Dornach. Munich at 19.30 (that’s 7:30PM for Americans) on this Friday. Just head over to the hotel …

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XBMC DevCon 2013

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 03, 2013 in Site News
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It’s been a busy year since XBMC’s 2012 Developers’ Conference. In that time, XBMC 12.2 was released. The Raspberry Pi became one of the most used (if not the single most used) pieces of hardware to run XBMC. Hardware decoding in Android has become a real thing if only in alpha builds. PVR was added …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – August Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Sep 05, 2013 in Site News
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For those keeping track, we’ve just completed alpha #7 in the August cycle, which includes two absolutely massive new features: Stereoscopic 3D support and Android Hardware video decoding. As always, the monthly alpha build is available on our Snapshots page, and the typical warning applies: this is alpha software; things are very likely to break. …

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XBMC 13 -Gotham – June and July Cycles

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 05, 2013 in Site News
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As has been the case for a few months now, for those who just can’t wait for a write-up about the newest alpha but tend to steer clear of the bleeding edge of nightlies, the new build should typically be available on the 1st of the month at mirrors.xbmc.org/snapshots. With that said, we’ve now completed months …

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About XBMC

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.