Posts by: Team XBMC

XBMC 13 – Gotham – April and May cycles

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 11, 2013 in Pre-Release

With the release of XBMC 12.2 and GSoC, not to mention some behind the scenes work going on, an April cycle announcement was not published; however, thanks to a new process, both the April cycle and May cycle builds were built rapidly and efficiently (and on time). We have now switched from our old Billy …

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Support for

Posted By: Team XBMC on Mar 17, 2013 in Community Updates

XBMC relies on many 3rd party sites like and to provide metadata transparently into your living rooms. The vast majority of these sites are run by fans of home theatre software who simply wanted a better resource for their metadata. A while ago made a change to their API which cut off full music artist biographies …

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Dear addon and skin developers!

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 30, 2012 in Community Updates, Dev Journal

As you might already know, XBMC has moved translations handling to a great web based translation system called Transifex lately for the Frodo release. This turned out to work really awesome with the help of our regular and a lot of new translators. Translators would love to translate the addons and skins as well. Team XBMC would …

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Multi-Content Addons – a Note for Addon Writers

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 13, 2012 in Site News

This is just a quick note for addon developers. A recent change to the codebase from the August cycle has added a new “content_type” parameter. With this parameter, addons that provide access to content that includes both audio and video (like the Internet Archive) can now be limited to only one content type, depending on …

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XBMC4Xbox Update

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 05, 2012 in Community Updates

As you should all know by now, Team XBMC does not maintain a build for the original Xbox. With that said, a few valiant souls have continued to port over some of the more beneficial lines of XBMC code and done other bug fixing the keep the aging Xbox as a valid option for many …

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GSoC 2012 Statistics gathering

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 20, 2012 in Dev Journal

Hi everyone! As you all may or may not know I’ve been tasked to clean up parts of the scraping process in my GSoC project. A first step to this is to gather some information so that we statistically can say what formats your media is formatted in: do you usually have dots instead of …

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XBMC Accepted into Debian

Posted By: Team XBMC on Apr 10, 2012 in Community Updates, Dev Journal

Linux users rejoice! Thanks primarily to the hard work of Andres Mejia, XBMC has been accepted into the official Debian distribution! In the past we have been unable to make it into Debian as the sheer size and complexity of XBMC made the review process so difficult, so Andres, an XBMC developer who was working …

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XBMC 11 Eden: RC2

Posted By: Team XBMC on Mar 02, 2012 in Pre-Release

We are pleased to announce that the video sync bug introduced has been resolved and Release Candidate 2 released in record time. For those of you who skipped RC1, a review of major changes since Beta 3 may be found in this post. Additionally, you are welcome, as always, to review our coding changes on …

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Posted By: Team XBMC on Feb 27, 2012 in Pre-Release

Today we are excited to announce Eden Release Candidate 1. It has been a productive few weeks since Beta 3, as we’ve ironed out numerous minor (and one or two major) bugs. In particular, we’ve: Given preference to external subtitles over internal subtitles Updated a number of XBMC translations for final release Resolved a number …

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XBMC 11.0: Eden Beta 3 available now [Updated]

Posted By: Team XBMC on Feb 09, 2012 in Pre-Release

As we continue moving toward the release of Eden, more and more fixes are slotting into place. With Beta 3, we’ve fixed playlist issues, altered some misbehaving Library buttons, provided a little more control over the way movie sets are scraped, and cleaned up numerous other small bugs. On top of the many bug fixes …

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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.