Posts by: Nathan Betzen

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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The New XBMC Website Look

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Jul 04, 2013 in Site News

After quite a lot of hard work, we are very excited to present to everyone the new and improved look for XBMC.org (as well as a very necessary WordPress update). In particular, thanks go to Zag and Da-anda for their major contributions to the site, as well as Keith, Clumsy, theuni, and many others. For …

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Google Summer of Code Students

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 29, 2013 in Site News
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As of yesterday, all of those who applied for Google Summer of Code should have gotten their replies from the Google Open Source group. We are very excited to be working with the four students who were selected and are only sorry that we couldn’t select more, as there were quite a lot of excellent …

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This Site is the Only Official Source of XBMC Software

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 06, 2013 in Site News

A few months ago, some of you may remember that a number of news sites wrote articles under the apparent mistaken impression that a site making a modified version of XBMC was an official XBMC source. For the most part, most of those sites (with the exception of Engadget) updated their original stories with a …

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XBMC 12.2 – Even More Frodo!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 03, 2013 in Site News
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About a month and a half after the release of XBMC 12.1, we are happy to announce XBMC 12.2 with substantial fixes  for 12.1 and 12.0 across all platforms. Fixes include: Fixed infinite loop on addon dependencies, resolves crashing problem that arrose immediately post 12.1 launch Numerous UPnP fixes Memory leak fixed when XBMC is …

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Students Time to start applying for GSoC

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 23, 2013 in Site News
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Hey all you students, now is the time to beginning applying to work with XBMC on your favorite project this summer during 2013′s Google Summer of Code. To apply: Take a look at the XBMC Ideas page Prepare an outline for your GSoC proposal using our outline guide Visit the Google Summer of Code 2013 …

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XBMC 12.2pre testing

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

In between coding up exciting new features, we have been hard at work pushing as many fixes as possible into the next bug fix release of XBMC 12.  With 12.2, we’d like to ask your help in performing some bug testing, prior to the release. Broadly speaking, we are only looking for “crash and burn” …

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Google Summer of Code 2013: Students, Get Ready!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 09, 2013 in Site News
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We are excited to announce to everyone that we have been accepted as an official GSOC 2013 mentor organization this year. GSoC 2012 was an incredible success for XBMC  and XBMC users, as our Library, scrapers, and media server services took a massive leap forward, and we got an awesome test suite as icing on the …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – March Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 03, 2013 in Site News
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We are now finished with month #2 of our monthly development cycle for XBMC 13 – Gotham. This month we see new features for iOS, Android, and PVR, as well as a new notification system, a new method for sorting images, and much more. iOS Dev ulion has added a boatload of new items to …

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XBMC Goes Back to its Roots [April Fools]

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 01, 2013 in Site News
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After extensive contract talks and negotiations, we at XBMC are excited to announce an early agreement to work with Microsoft to replace the now defunct Windows Media Center with XBMC for Modern UI (formerly “Metro”) using a new skin, such as Sranshaft’s Immersive. This agreement is quite an opportunity for the Team. While we cannot …

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About Kodi

Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi 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.