Bug-fix Release: 10.1

Posted By: Team XBMC on Mar 10, 2011 in Site News

While we are moving quickly to get new features into 11.0, the time has come for a maintenance release for Dharma. We recommend that all users update to 10.1 as soon as possible to increase stability.

The main focus of this release is to address a bug that could cause XBMC to freeze when updating a skin. We have held back skin updates from the main repository because of this, but now that it is fixed, they will begin rolling out in a few weeks.

This is intended as a bug-fix release only, no new features have been introduced. Notable fixes include:

  • If an in-use skin was updated in Windows, XBMC would freeze
  • Some RTMP streams in Windows did not play
  • Included add-ons have been updated
  • The correct referrer is now used for downloading add-ons, improving dependency statistics
  • Crashes during playback on ATI hardware in some circumstances have been fixed
  • Hardware decoding improvements for OSX
  • Various small fixes

In addition, XBMC Live has been updated with the most recent packages, one of which includes a fix for the annoying SMB+Windows Live Essentials bug.

Those interested may check out the full changelog.

Updating

Windows and OSX users should download and install as usual, all user data will be kept intact.

Ubuntu and XBMC Live users can use ‘apt-get update && apt-get install xbmc’ to update.

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Discussion - 82 Comments

  • Antioch Mar 10, 2011 

    Finally a fix for the deadly irritating SMB & Win 7 Live Essentials Sign-In Assistant bug! This was such a flaw. Made me loathe Windows Live.

  • motumboe Mar 10, 2011 

    Thank you! And keep up the good work!

  • koopa Mar 10, 2011 

    Thank you guys so much for making this great piece of software even better!

  • jason williams Mar 10, 2011 

    Hi im not very good with linux i run the live system in my lounge how or where do i enter ‘apt-get install xmbc”

  • Patrick Mar 10, 2011 

    Hey guys,

    great job. I´m happy that you are bringing a bug fix release. Keep on work on this great piece of software.

  • Wolferine111 Mar 10, 2011 

    Nice work guys!

    Just wondering if there is any plan on updating the ATV2 version to fix the mkv + embedded subs not displaying issue?

    Really love what you guys have done over the years, open-source ftw!

  • Matius_uk Mar 10, 2011 

    I’ve just tried “sudo apt-get install xbmc” to update my XBMC-Live Install and it tells me I have the latest version – 10.0. Am I doing something wrong?

  • Congelli501 Mar 10, 2011 

    Good news ! I had a lot of problem with my ATI/AMD graphic card and XBMC.

  • jason williams Mar 10, 2011 

    @jason williams
    I found it so any noobs like me hit ” Ctrl+Alt+F2 ” login with you user name and password.

  • Me Mar 10, 2011 

    Great! Thanks for all the hard work guys!

  • geo Mar 10, 2011 

    This update is also for apple tv?

  • luisfra Mar 10, 2011 

    Ubuntu say that i have the newest version! but it’s on 10.0 it won’t update!

  • luisfra Mar 10, 2011 

    @luisfra
    ok sorry for some reason the repo was disable!!

  • Richy Freeway Mar 10, 2011 

    Fantastic work as usual. Can’t wait to get my hands on an ATV2 for the kids bedroom.

  • ashlar Mar 10, 2011 

    No new features have been introduced means that BluRay ISO support is not included? Otherwise I would say it’s pretty notable and worth mentioning.

  • transcender Mar 10, 2011 

    on cydia i dont seem to be pulling an update? the version in there says 10.0-7; were these updates applicable to the iOS port as well?

  • spiff Mar 10, 2011 

    We use the traditional meaning of the word ‘no’.

  • Loa Mar 10, 2011 

    n00bs (like me) using live need to write “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xbmc” to get the update :-)

  • Adam Outler Mar 10, 2011 

    If you’re running apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade, and you are not running 10.1, that means your distribution packagers have not yet packaged 10.1. apt-get update will update your available packages database and mark upgrades. apt-get upgrade will upgrade your installed packages. Both commands are essential in the process.

    Ubuntu relies on it’s users to package software distributions. If the package maintainers have not packaged it, then it is not yet available. Keep in mind that packagers usually have a priority system. The most important things are security updates, then core fixes, then new packages. It is not a high priority item to upgrade XBMC. Wait a few days for aptitude.

    The official version can be obtained from this website. Click downloads at the top of this screen.

  • daemox Mar 10, 2011 

    Excellent, saw this come through the PPA yesterday and was looking for the change-log. Thanks for the bug-fixes!

  • Gerry Mar 10, 2011 

    hmmm…. just updated to 10.1 (win version on win 7) and my movies and tvshows where gone. They where still available as source but the content wasn’t set anymore. Reverting back to the nightly I had installed from 05 mar solves the problem

  • h.udo Mar 10, 2011 

    Great work, guys.

    Already updated all my systems and everything went as expected.

    h.udo

  • Anthony Mar 10, 2011 

    @jason williams Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a console and log in to enter that command. Press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch back to the gui or restart the PC.

  • Alfa60 Mar 10, 2011 

    Even with this bug-fix release, Dharma player is still stuttering some videos in Linux, when the very same videos at the very same hardware play absolutely and perfectly smooth when reverting to 9.11 Camelot. But I guess skin problems in Windows platform are way more urgent than playing movies, so… too bad. Congratulations for the excellent work on 9.11 Camelot, though.

  • Liberty For ALL! Mar 10, 2011 

    Ok, how to update on iOS Apple TV, or is this update not yet available?

  • FLaSH Mar 10, 2011 

    You guys are so great. Thanks to everyone involved in this project!

  • right Mar 10, 2011 

    Live is still based on an old version of Ubuntu. There’s a newer stable release out with support for current network adapters etc. Also, do not expect LVM to work.

  • Ashlar Mar 10, 2011 

    spiff :
    We use the traditional meaning of the word ‘no’.

    =) thanks spiff, got the message

  • ATVDude Mar 10, 2011 

    Bug fixes are great, but a special update to handle a minor skin issue? I don’t change skins every day (never really) and so it hardly represents a priority for me to update my software. It’s a shame we’ll have to wait for 11.0 or maybe even longer to get any kind of meta-tag support for (M4V) videos. I was hoping given that it’s a minor issue (since the music tag reader works with video tags as well if you rename them into music files) that we might see it sooner rather than later, but frankly I doubt it. It’s the one major feature keeping me from dumping iTunes/Apple software (although I’d have to move to ATV2 units since XBMC cannot handle 720p on ATV Gen1 for unknown reasons) and being able to use my 3TB drive on my router as an NAS style share instead of having to have my computer on 24/7. Given the general time frames involved in major XBMC releases (i.e. in regards to the comment about “new” features having to wait until 11.0), I’m guessing a tiny feature like that might be a year or more away. Back to Apple I go.

  • Kujo Mar 10, 2011 

    @Matius_uk

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc-svn/ppa
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install xbmc

  • Kujo Mar 10, 2011 

    Just wanted to add I updated XBMC Live this morning. No problems at all, went smoothly. The skin fix was long overdue. Looking forward to version 11.

  • topfs2 Mar 10, 2011 

    @Kujo
    Just a FYI, linux/live/osx have not needed it, its only windows which did need it. Ofcourse with it present no skins for the other platforms could be released :)

  • JD Fraser Mar 10, 2011 

    Heads up can’t update from night build to 10.1 will lose all ability to create show and movie list and will lose all previous data.

  • theuni Mar 10, 2011 

    @JD Fraser
    That’s a downgrade, and there’s quite a big warning to that effect on the download page ;)

  • Kujo Mar 10, 2011 

    @topfs2

    topfs2 :
    @Kujo
    Just a FYI, linux/live/osx have not needed it, its only windows which did need it. Ofcourse with it present no skins for the other platforms could be released :)

    Really? I noticed after skin updates of an active skin, XBMC would either reset, and switch back to Confluence, or the skin would become somewhat distorted (some colors/backgrounds/menu’s would be messed up), so you would have to change to another skin, and then switch back again.

  • Coops Mar 10, 2011 

    Apple TV update?

  • uomiarz Mar 10, 2011 

    Keep up good work
    THX

  • topfs2 Mar 11, 2011 

    @Kujo
    Well we reloaded skin I’m sure but you should not have any deadlock problems as with windows. Linux and OS X allows for deletion of in use resources (it waits to do the real delete until any in-use is done). If it helped with the upgrade thats good though, perhaps we fixed an unknown problem as well :)

  • Chris Mar 11, 2011 

    Could someone tell me if this update applies to ATV2 users??
    And how do you update XBMC on ATV2? or does XBMC on ATV@ automatically update?
    I know there are people out there with the same confusion….

  • Matius_uk Mar 11, 2011 

    @Kujo

    Thank you Kujo, that did it for me! Legend!

  • Kujo Mar 11, 2011 

    @topfs2
    Yeah, locking up was not an issue at all. What I described is how I knew the skin had been updated. :) To be honest, it didn’t happen all the time.

  • snarf1974 Mar 11, 2011 

    As several people have already asked, is this update compatible with Apple TV 2???????????

  • Sonic Mar 11, 2011 

    Thank you guys!
    Works great here..

  • Assaf Mar 11, 2011 

    installed 10.1 on vista 32, still got the same issues on my ati 3200 display card that i’ve had since upgrading from xbmc 9,
    sometimes the driver crashes, at times the whole system just hangs.
    using the latest ati drivers.

  • isutoshi Mar 11, 2011 

    Log started: 2011-03-11 17:47:04
    [...]
    Preparing to replace xbmc 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1 (using …/xbmc_2%3a10.1~ppa1~lucid_all.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement xbmc …
    Preparing to replace xbmc-skin-confluence 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1 (using …/xbmc-skin-confluence_2%3a10.1~ppa1~lucid_all.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement xbmc-skin-confluence …
    Preparing to replace xbmc-data 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1 (using …/xbmc-data_2%3a10.1~ppa1~lucid_all.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement xbmc-data …
    Preparing to replace xbmc-bin 2:10.00~svn35648-lucid1 (using …/xbmc-bin_2%3a10.1~ppa1~lucid_i386.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement xbmc-bin …
    [...]
    Setting up xbmc-bin (2:10.1~ppa1~lucid) …
    Setting up xbmc-data (2:10.1~ppa1~lucid) …

    Setting up xbmc-skin-confluence (2:10.1~ppa1~lucid) …
    Setting up xbmc (2:10.1~ppa1~lucid) …
    Processing triggers for libc-bin …
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    Processing triggers for python-support …
    Log ended: 2011-03-11 17:47:40

    - + – + – + – + – + -

    And now XBMC crashes every time I start a video. Not what I had expected or hoped for.
    Box is running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server, 32 bit

    Any hints or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    isutoshi

  • isutoshi Mar 11, 2011 

    @isutoshi
    /var/log/messages:
    kernel: [4771050.644430] xbmc.bin[2156]: segfault at a02b000 ip b60ead3e sp bff71a4c error 4 in libc-2.11.1.so[b5fda000+153000]

  • Jaspov Mar 11, 2011 

    Still stutters on ion. Back to 9.11 which works fine.

  • Mike Southby Mar 11, 2011 

    Works great for me; although I never had any problems previously in fairness… thanks to all the devs.

  • sjskent Mar 11, 2011 

    @Kujo

    Is this to update ATV2?

  • linuxluemmel Mar 12, 2011 

    @all devs

    Thanks for all your effords.
    I updated yesterday and it works fine. Is it a bug that no longer a build number will be shown inside the xbmc.log ?

  • jason williams Mar 12, 2011 

    @Jaspov
    Wow i though it was only single core sytems getting stutters i went back to 9.11, but then found the live system would work better than windows ever did

  • TFHfony Mar 12, 2011 

    Alfa60 :
    Even with this bug-fix release, Dharma player is still stuttering some videos in Linux, when the very same videos at the very same hardware play absolutely and perfectly smooth when reverting to 9.11 Camelot. But I guess skin problems in Windows platform are way more urgent than playing movies, so… too bad. Congratulations for the excellent work on 9.11 Camelot, though.

    Start the stuttering movie. Stop it again and select resume -> Now it will play fine (weird enough…)

  • TFHfony Mar 12, 2011 

    @Jaspov
    Start the stuttering movie. Stop it again and select resume -> Now it will play fine (weird enough…)

  • keasan Mar 12, 2011 

    can’t shown in Chinese, it shows as the block, my OS is win7 chinese version SP1

  • ss Mar 12, 2011 

    did

    apt-get update && apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    and said I had latest version but when I went to system info it still said 1.0.7? any ideas?

  • Agnel Mar 12, 2011 

    For ATV2, the update will not work unless the packages are available.

    Currently, the repository that is being pointed to is : http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2/

    That only has the packages from 10.0 release and they were compiled on Feb 19th. The latest, March 10th release isn’t there yet. So, I guess we’ll have to wait until we get new updates.

  • zynex Mar 12, 2011 

    Unfortunately this update broke my system, as it seems? When trying to play or stream a video, the interface hangs totally. I can hear the sound in the background, but the interface freezes and is non responsive to inputs. Using linux/live distro.

  • Agnel Mar 12, 2011 

    Update : According to Davilla’s post. ATV2 will not get 10.1 update

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=748439#post748439

  • ss Mar 12, 2011 

    Too bad!! :) Was lookign forward for some fixes there.

    Thanks…

  • Kujo Mar 12, 2011 

    sjskent :
    @Kujo
    Is this to update ATV2?

    No, XBMC Live/Linux.

    The ION stuttering comments are surprising. Never had any stuttering issues with this chip. All 720P/1080P HD vids play flawlessly.

  • lildadou Mar 13, 2011 

    WiiRemote patched version for 64bit is still not applied to the repository: ‘(

  • frapstar Mar 13, 2011 

    It works fine. Thanks!

  • Agape Mar 13, 2011 

    Still don’t solve the problem with the low FPS in the rmvb in Windows.
    C’mon, in the 9 version are perfect. What happen?

  • MidnightWatcher Mar 13, 2011 

    Alfa60 :
    Even with this bug-fix release, Dharma player is still stuttering some videos in Linux, when the very same videos at the very same hardware play absolutely and perfectly smooth when reverting to 9.11 Camelot. But I guess skin problems in Windows platform are way more urgent than playing movies, so… too bad. Congratulations for the excellent work on 9.11 Camelot, though.

    Well, I guess all we need now is to wait for XMBC 10.11. :)

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2011 

    Kujo :

    sjskent :
    @Kujo
    Is this to update ATV2?

    No, XBMC Live/Linux.
    The ION stuttering comments are surprising. Never had any stuttering issues with this chip. All 720P/1080P HD vids play flawlessly.

    As I posted in one of the threads on this, I have zero problems with Dharma on Ion as well.

  • Fredrik Mar 14, 2011 

    About the ION stuttering , one thing that came to mind was that my friend has an Asrock ION330 and running Dharma 10.0 with no problem and i have the Asrock ION330HT stuttering as hell .
    With XBMC 9.11 or something it runs perfect.
    The only difference in hardware that i can think of is the chip for sound , can that be the problem to the stuttering ?
    It seems that not all ION based machines have the problem , so it looks to me that there is some hardware/driver issue ?
    Anyway thanks for a great program and good work.

  • Ejal Mar 14, 2011 

    The ION stuttering comments are surprising. Never had any stuttering issues with this chip. All 720P/1080P HD vids play flawlessly.

    I suspect these people are either using a very old version or have done something really weird to their system. Never saw any stutter problems on my Asrock ION 330 HT, neither with XBMC-live or with a manual Ubuntu Jaunty install on which I installed XBMC from the PPA repositories.

    Maybe they haven’t updated their NVidia drivers to use VDPAU, that could cause some issues.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2011 

    @ATVDude
    eh..bye?

  • topfs2 Mar 15, 2011 

    @Fredrik
    We use audio for part of the syncing AFAIK so yes if the audio is acting up severly it could cause stuttering I would say. Please take this to the forum with full debug logs of both working systems and non-working systems and we can perhaps see something. The team has a bit of hardware but we have far from everything so while we work hard to maintain it working on all hardware its hard for us to test everything.

    And we would obviously not release something if it stuttered badly on our ION systems so people please stop whining that we prioritize windows users over ION linux users, most of the devs use linux and have IONs so obviously we prioritize it quite a bit.. Besides, whining seldom lead to anything good, full debug logs and a smile will get you a lot further :)

  • topfs2 Mar 15, 2011 

    Btw, the latter part of my reply was not directed at Fredrik :)

  • Dave Mar 16, 2011 

    I am not sure if I am posting in the right place…

    I have read on a few forums that XBMC can work as a sling catcher, but looks like this isn’t ‘out of the box’ functionality. I really want to be able to use my aTV as a sling catcher. With XBMC support on the aTV is this possible?

    Cheers

    Dave

  • TFHfony Mar 16, 2011 

    topfs2 :
    @Fredrik
    We use audio for part of the syncing AFAIK so yes if the audio is acting up severly it could cause stuttering I would say. Please take this to the forum with full debug logs of both working systems and non-working systems and we can perhaps see something. The team has a bit of hardware but we have far from everything so while we work hard to maintain it working on all hardware its hard for us to test everything.
    And we would obviously not release something if it stuttered badly on our ION systems so people please stop whining that we prioritize windows users over ION linux users, most of the devs use linux and have IONs so obviously we prioritize it quite a bit.. Besides, whining seldom lead to anything good, full debug logs and a smile will get you a lot further :)

    All already done…:

    Forum Thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=94841
    Bugtracker ticket: http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/11322

    Both with full debug logs, and on the bugtracker even with a sample file.

    Can I supply you with more information? Please let me know!

  • Andreas B Mar 17, 2011 

    I Have 10.1 on ION and Win7. If I do a cold boot theres no stuttering, but If I wake the PC from sleep, the video stutters (Maybe note the first time, but after a week with several sleeps the problem is there).

  • Sergey Averichev Mar 17, 2011 

    Hail to all XBMC team!

    Great improvement in hardware decoding in OSX version. Guys – u r just awesome!

    10.1 flawlessly “eating” full-fledged H.264 video where 10.0 stucked. Actually now on my Macmini4,1 XBMC 10.1 – the only player to watch some videos.

    Many thanks to team, and small donation. ;)

  • greg Mar 18, 2011 

    Hi,

    Can anyone help how can I use XBMC on my XBOX 360?

    Thanks in advance,

    Greg

  • John Mar 18, 2011 

    @Ejal
    ZBOXHD-ID11
    2Gb Kingston ram 800Mhz DDR2 CL6 SO DIMM
    1Tb – Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB Sata 8MB Cache 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
    OS: Windows7 32 Bit
    Application: XBMC (10.1)

    Stuttering and crashing when playing video files.

  • John Mar 18, 2011 

    Hello guys!

    Where can i get XBMC 9.11: Camelot?
    I’m tired of stuttering and system crashes with 10 and 10.1 ..
    i’m told 9.11 is the best stable version but i cant find it anywhere. Does anyone know where can i get XBMC 9.11: Camelot?

  • jon Mar 18, 2011 

    Hi guys, was curious when you are going to publish addon stats? Thanks!

  • Beer Mar 19, 2011 

    Do I suppose to uninstall the previous version 10.0 and then install 10.1? Or is it ok to just install with out the uninstall of 10.0?

  • dd_macle Mar 21, 2011 
  • Bill Mar 22, 2011 

    Hmmm…. just went to 10.1, using an old desktop with win 7 pro 32 bit, 2gb of ram, nvidia 9800 gtx+ and an e6600 cpu. Should be plenty to watch videos. However, major stuttering and hang ups. I have not tried 9.11, I did try Vlc media player, same thing in some movies. Particularly animated movies in 1080p like guardians of the owls and how to train your dragon. Perhaps version 11 is soon? Most movies were mkv format as well.

  • John Mar 23, 2011 

    dd_macle :@John That’s here http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmc/ :-)

    Thanks soo much!!! :)

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