Posts by: Team XBMC

Dharma Beta 3

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 13, 2010 in Pre-Release

Nearly one month after the release of Beta 2, the latest Dharma pre-release is ready for testing.  We have been working very hard to to stabilize XBMC for the final release; there have been over 300 commits to the release branch since the last beta. Notable fixes include: Lots of Live fixes and clean-ups. We …

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Updated: Planned Add-ons Downtime – Now Done.

Posted By: Team XBMC on Sep 18, 2010 in Community Updates, Dev Journal, Site News

Thanks to the excellent mirrorbrain project, we will be upgrading the backend to our mirror system tomorrow to take advantage of some new features, some of them were even added at our request (thanks again Peter)! As a result, beta testers for the upcoming Dharma release may experience a brief downtime tomorrow afternoon (US time). …

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Dharma Beta 2

Posted By: Team XBMC on Sep 14, 2010 in Pre-Release

Just over two weeks after beta1, the next pre-release version of Dharma is ready for testing. We have closed many bugs, touched up some translations, and updated a substantial number of addons. With beta2, we also made the last-minute decision to include web-interfaces as addons. This means that we will be able to keep the …

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Finally out the door: Dharma Beta1

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 30, 2010 in Pre-Release

Today we announce the first beta in what we hope is a very short pre-release cycle. Dharma has been in development for over 9 months now, and we’re quite happy with the result. The improvements are too many to name, but head over to the milestone page to get an idea. By far the biggest …

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Weekly report 12

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 16, 2010 in Site News

This is the last weekly report and I would like to thank google and the beagleboard community for the fun summer! It have been a wonderful opportunity and I’ve learned heaps and gotten extremely interested in embedded development. Status Done further investigation regarding finding the performance bottleneck and is reasonably sure its not shaders any more, which …

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Weekly Report 11

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 09, 2010 in Site News

Before we go into the actual status report I would like to be abit nostalgic, this is the last week of feature addition after all. Before GSoC XBMC didn’t even compile on angstrom and now I just finished watching a SD video which ran without the BeagleBoard breaking much of a sweat! I have had …

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Weekly report 10

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 04, 2010 in Site News

Status Overlay is scaled and positioned according to how the skin wants it. Overlay playback is tearing free and rather fast. Runs bunny 480p almost perfect while before it was about 5fps. Finally got crosscompile working. Thanks again koen for all your help providing me with builds up to this point Plan Still need to …

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Weekly report 9

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 26, 2010 in Site News

Status OMAP Overlay is hooked up to XBMC and works rather well (for a few seconds) Switched the yuv transformation from swscale to the NEON method created by mru. Have created a hack that should get rid of the memcpy, needs major redesign though to get it into trunk though but probably ok to use …

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Dharma Branched

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 18, 2010 in Site News

Last night jmarshall created the Dharma branch, which will eventually become the stable Dharma release. That means that from this point on, only fixes and important updates will go into the release branch, while trunk remains open for business. So for all the skinners, translators, and add-on developers, you may now consider the Dharma branch …

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Weekly report 8

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jul 18, 2010 in Site News

Status Understood how OMAP Overlay works and how it should be done, thanks to måns awesome application omapfbplay. Implemented a VideoRenderer in XBMC which transforms from yuv420p to yuv422p via swscale. I might use the neon optimized from Måns at a later stage but for now I isolate the unknowns to only be OMAP Overlay. Refit the …

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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.