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Interview with Linux Journal

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 05, 2010 in Site News

After meeting the fine folks from Linux Journal at SCALE this year, we discussed doing an interview to give their readers more insight into the world of XBMC. A few months later Steven Evatt tracked me down for a quick Q/A. See here for the result, and don’t forget to leave any questions you may …

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Zotac shows off with XBMC

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

This promotional video has been linked several times in the XBMC IRC channels in the last few days so it seemed appropriate to post here (it gets good at about 3:00). It’s flattering to see that the manufacturers have taken notice of our project, and even seem to have it in mind when designing their …

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OSX Gets H.264 Acceleration

Posted By: Team XBMC on May 03, 2010 in Site News

Apple has long been known to be tapping the GPU for accelerated video decode under OSX with their private applications such as iTunes or QuickTime player. Even with the AppleTV, there are there hints of some sort of CPU/GPU decoding deep down inside the private OS frameworks. The release of Snow Leopard (10.6) showed even …

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State of the addons

Posted By: Team XBMC on Apr 27, 2010 in Site News

It’s been a while since we’ve updated our readers on the status of things, so I wanted to give a quick preview of how the addons are shaping up. Many nightly users are itching for new builds, and those that have compiled their own have been greeted by broken plugins, scrapers, etc. This is by …

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XBMC Gains Representation

Posted By: Team XBMC on Apr 27, 2010 in Site News

In another sign that the project is growing up, we are happy to announce that XBMC is now legally represented by the Software Freedom Law Center. This has been in the works since our introduction at SCALE a few months back and today it is official. From their website: We provide legal representation and other …

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We’re back!

Posted By: Team XBMC on Mar 17, 2010 in Site News

After a nasty lightning strike at our ISP, we were temporarily left with no networking and no power. That in itself is not so bad. Unfortunately, due to the power loss, there was substantial filesystem corruption and data loss to deal with. After the crash, we were able to recover everything but the forum database. …

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Impending Merge: Addons

Posted By: Team XBMC on Mar 01, 2010 in Site News

The next version of XBMC is shaping up quite well, with a host of new features already in. For a refresher, see a few posts back. Next up is the merge from the addons branch, the underpinning of the new addons manager (go figure) as well as the basis for the PVR frontend branch. Once …

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Welcome Sponsor: 9×9 Networks

Posted By: Team XBMC on Feb 17, 2010 in Site News

We would like to welcome our latest sponsor, 9×9 Networks. The nice people over at 9×9 are using XBMC as a frontend for their delivery network, and have agreed to make a reasonable annual donation to the XBMC Foundation to help us with travel expenses for conferences, accommodations for developer conventions, hardware for testing, etc. …

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Xbmc.org Gets a New Home

Posted By: Team XBMC on Feb 11, 2010 in Site News

As I alluded in the last post, the main xbmc.org site, as well as the wiki, trac, and forum have all been moved to a new location, graciously provided by WebHostingBuzz. They have stepped up in a huge way and provided an 8-core Xeon server with all the bells and whistles at their Atlanta hosting …

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Coming soon

Posted By: Team XBMC on Feb 06, 2010 in Site News

It’s been a while since we’ve posted about the work currently going into XBMC, so here’s a quick taste of what’s been added lately, what’s in the works, and what we’re dreaming of: DXVA2: Elupus has already added the initial code for gpu offloading in Windows (Vista/7 only). Not to be confused with DSPlayer below. …

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