Posts by: Nathan Betzen

XBMC 12 Frodo – Release Candidate 1

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 12, 2012 in Site News

We would quickly like to take this time to announce the first release candidate for XBMC 12. Features for XBMC 12 include: HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine Live TV and PVR support h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support …

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XBMC 12 Frodo – Beta 3

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 08, 2012 in Site News

Hot on the heels of Beta 2, we are excited to release Beta 3. This release includes a number of fixes as we work to resolve issues that have cropped up since Beta 2 and also attempt to isolate some issues that still exist. For a quick run down of some of the big ones: …

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XBMC 12 Frodo – Beta 2 Now with Android!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 02, 2012 in Site News

We are excited to announce Beta 2 of XBMC 12 today, as it brings with it many fixes and one long awaited major update. As you know, XBMC currently supports OSX, Linux, Windows, iOS, and the ARM-based Raspberry Pi. That’s a great list, but anyone paying attention could tell you that a massive, critical platform …

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XBMC 12.0 Frodo – Beta 1

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 15, 2012 in Site News

Update: There was a packaging issue with the Beta1 Windows build that caused some scrapers to not install correctly. This has since been resolved, any Windows Beta1 users should grab the repack available at the download page. It’s been a mere eight months since Team XBMC released XBMC 11.  If you’ve been following along with …

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Frodo Feature Freeze! – And the October Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 03, 2012 in Site News

The rumors are true.  As you may have noticed if you avidly watch XBMC development on Github, we have now entered Feature Freeze for the upcoming release of XBMC 12: Frodo. For the average user, this means a couple things. First, you should begin to see XBMC Beta releases coming out very shortly. Second, given …

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OpenELEC 2.0 now available – Now with PVR Support

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 18, 2012 in Site News

For those of you interested in using XBMC purely as an appliance, which is to say, for those of you who don’t want to deal with a full operating system like Windows or OSX, and would rather boot directly into a super fast, super efficient version of XBMC, we are happy to congratulate our friends …

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XBMC September Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 11, 2012 in Site News

As mentioned previously, we have now moved into a monthly development cycle, in which we merge new features at the beginning of the month and then perform bug fixes through the rest of the month. This means, at the end of every month, developers, bug-reporters, and those willing to deal with potentially highly unstable builds can …

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10 Years of XBMC

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Sep 26, 2012 in Site News

Happy Birthday To Us! Today marks a very important and proud milestone in our history. On 5th October 2002, one of the first ever betas of the XBMC source code was uploaded, as the result of a merge between two different home theatre applications. Frodo, the founder of “YAMP” (Yet Another Media Player), joined the Xbox …

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XBMC and Ouya? Oh Yeah!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 07, 2012 in Site News

Maybe it was inevitable. Maybe it was because of the hundreds, if not thousands, of demands on Twitter, in blogs, on Facebook, in Reddit, and in Kickstarter comments. Maybe it’s because many of Team Ouya support XBMC, and nearly a third of Team XBMC members are Ouya backers. Regardless, we are delighted to announce that …

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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.