Update Grab-bag

There is lots going on in XBMC-land, so now seems like a good time for an update on all fronts. I’d like to touch quickly on several areas, there are sure to be some follow-ups coming soon. We’ve been busy This was mentioned a few weeks ago on the forum but was never brought up …

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FLIRC – a new (old) way to control XBMC

In a continuation of the series begun with our write-up of the USB-CEC adapter, we would like to take the time today to highlight another adapter out there that makes controlling XBMC dramatically easier. This week, I’d like to introduce Chris (psuedo7 in the forum), who will be telling us a bit about the project …

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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 11.0 – Eden

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 24, 2012 in Release Announcements

It’s been over a year in the works and today we are excited to announce that XBMC 11.0 is finally ready and available for download. You can find XBMC 11.0 here. XBMC 11.0 Milestones include¬†Addon Rollbacks, vast improvements in¬†Confluence (the default skin), massive speed increases via features like Dirty-region rendering and the new JPEG decoder, …

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Google Summer of Code 2012: Update

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 18, 2012 in Community Updates

We are pleased and excited to announce to everyone that we have been accepted as an official GSOC mentor organization this year. From now until the 26th, we would like to encourage all our faithful student users (and other interested students) to visit our GSOC Ideas Page, review some of the ideas we think might …

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Google Summer of Code 2012

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 09, 2012 in Community Updates

A quick note to let our users know that we have applied to be a sponsor for this year’s GSOC. Some of you may recall that we were accepted a few years ago, and by proxy thanks to the BeagleBoard project in 2010. We’re confident that the recent buzz from the Raspberry Pi among other …

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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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Forum Upgrade – It’s finally happening!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 26, 2012 in Community Updates, Dev Journal, Site News

This is just a quick note. Over the next few weeks, the team plans on finally updating the forums to more modern, open source software that will play nice with current browsers and will connect with plugins that will allow for better mobile browsing. Right now, the software of choice appears to be MyBB, though …

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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.