Posts by: Nathan Betzen

Students Time to start applying for GSoC

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 23, 2013 in Site News

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

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

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

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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Google Summer of Code 2013

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 29, 2013 in Site News

We’d like to inform our users again that we have applied to be a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. As many of you know, we were accepted last year as well as in2008. As last year was such a success for the program, we have very high hopes that we might be accepted again …

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OpenELEC 3.0.0 Released

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 25, 2013 in Site News

Congratulations to our friends over at OpenELEC for their release of OpenELEC 3.0.0! OpenELEC is an embedded operating system built around XBMC designed to be as lightweight as possible. OpenELEC 3.0.0 incorporates XBMC 12.1 with support for NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel solutions, along with a dedicated Raspberry Pi build. In addition to XBMC 12.1 and …

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XBMC 12.1 – Now Even Better

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 18, 2013 in Site News

About a month and a half after the release of XBMC 12.0, we are happy to announce XBMC 12.1 with substantial fixes  for 12.0 across all platforms. Fixes include: XBMC now supports using OSX’s default output device for audio as well as hardware decoding with Intel GPUs in OSX XBMC no longer hogs audio for …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – February Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 14, 2013 in Site News

Before we get started with the Cycle release notes, we are going to let the cat out of the bag. Team XBMC has voted and determined that the development code name for XBMC 13 will be Gotham. Those of you with art skills are welcome to start putting together awesome XBMC 13 Gotham images now, …

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XBMC now available on iOS 6.1 for Apple TV

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 22, 2013 in Site News

As many of you likely have been aware, neither XBMC nor any other non-Apple media center has been available for the updated Apple TV 2 Software 5.2 (iOS 6.1). Now, we are pleased to announce that XBMC finally supports this update, thanks to the incredible work of XBMC dev Memphiz. To get your updates on, …

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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.