XBMC 11.0: Eden Beta 2 available now

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jan 22, 2012 in Site News

xbmcbetaIt’s been a productive few weeks in the race to release Eden. Since Beta 1, unencrypted bluray, dvd player, startup problems in OSX, airplay, subtitle issues, unofficial addon repository installations, and the frustrating TMDB scraper problems that have made it difficult for everyone to scrape new movies have all seen fixes. In addition, a great deal of progress has been made in the new XBMCBuntu build, which should be ready for the next preview release. Finally, all Beta 1 users are encouraged to update immediately to fix a scraper error that causes XBMC to crash.

The same warnings from beta1 still apply. Eden is quite stable already, but don’t forget that it is in beta. Builds for all platforms except XBMCBuntu are uploaded and ready to go. Download the latest in mediacenter goodness right here.

Translators and addon developers, please be sure to send your final pull requests for translations for XBMC and Addons for Eden.

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Discussion - 131 Comments

  • mad-max Jan 22, 2012 

    First…haha…
    Good to see the progress…will try update later on…
    Just as a note: xbmc.org/download still states that it Beta1 is the current one…
    You might fix this before confusion appears…
    cheers,
    mad-max

  • Josh Jan 22, 2012 

    Keep up the awesome work Team XBMC.

  • Luca Jan 22, 2012 

    no live version of it yet? :(

  • baspt Jan 22, 2012 

    Love AirPlay functionality, great work!

  • Johnny Jan 22, 2012 

    The GUI is certainly faster, if only the decoding engines could be speeded up some more. I’m still mystified as to why the default skin isn’t “Transparency.” Far and away superior to the default one. So far the only thing really annoying me is the playlist bug, where you can’t move items around a playlist.

  • Patrick Jan 22, 2012 

    I love you so much guys. In my opinion, XBMC is the best open source project. You are awesome.

  • Ale Jan 22, 2012 

    Cool just installed on my ipad2 . Isnt it possible to get subtitles from the Internet anymore?

  • Mike Plow Jan 22, 2012 

    Will try this out later. Mirrors.xbmc.org isn’t responding at the moment. Keep up the good work, guys.

  • Trollslayer Jan 22, 2012 

    I have found a scraper problem – “BLUES BROTHERS.iso” is found but “Blues Brothers 2000.iso” isn’t.
    Is there a way I can look at the scraper settings?

  • JiSiN Jan 22, 2012 

    Nice.

    still waiting for a XBMC Live (EDEN beta) release ^^

  • Darius Jan 22, 2012 

    Wow Gr8 work! i will try this l8r…
    when we will see movie sets organizer integrated in xbmc ?!

  • MasterP Jan 22, 2012 

    When will nitotv be updated so we can upgrade straight from there!?

  • Lukas Jan 22, 2012 

    What a fantastic piece of software. Good job guys! I hope the final stable release dosen´t took so long.

  • Henrique Jan 22, 2012 

    I run XBMC on my Apple TV 1st generation with a CrystalHD Card. Will Eden bring AirPlay support to my old ATV? Any news on CrystalHD Card driver update? What is the most recent and stable driver version! Waiting for Eden release.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2012 

    @JiSiN
    Just go for openelec mate, get the eden nightlys they are very stable!! (I use the ion x64 build)

  • Marvel Jan 22, 2012 

    @JiSiN
    Just go for openelec mate, get the eden nightlys they are very stable!! (I use the ion x64 build)

  • CFG9000 Jan 22, 2012 

    I suppose it’s too much to ask that the Windows memory leak has finally been addressed?

  • Keith Jan 22, 2012 

    I know I may one of the rare few still running Apple TV first Generation (visualizations worked in 10.XX of XBMC!, but not ATV2) But Eden Beta 1 had an issue where it didn’t fill the screen completely (menus and movies were off center leaving a bar on the right hand side)…was this a known issue and was it fixed in Beta 2?

    Also, Does Eden have a functioning visualizer for APTV2 for music playback? I love XBMC and have been an avid user since the early Xbox days! Keep up the good work!

  • Darth.75 Jan 22, 2012 

    @JiSiN,

    Have a look at http://www.xbmcfreak.nl. You can find an Eden beta Live iso over there.

  • Ajedi Jan 22, 2012 

    As mad-max is saying there is only beta1 available, where is beta2?

  • aneurysm Jan 22, 2012 

    Can I easily overwrite the beta 1 with keeping my library ? Settings is not an issue .. but re-doing the library everytime takes a lots of time .. especially marking the watched/unwatched stuff afterwards

  • Devon Jan 22, 2012 

    JiSiN :
    Nice.
    still waiting for a XBMC Live (EDEN beta) release ^^

    You don’t have to wait…http://xbmcmediacenter.com/nightlies/

  • Kalliban Jan 22, 2012 

    @Johnny
    That is really up to personal taste. I for one don’t like transparency since I run a low end atom based htpc and transparency is to slow (at least it was when I tried it) and really doesn’t look like I want my xbmc experience to look. I used neon for a long time, but has found myself loving Xeebo right now. That’s one of the good thing with XBMC, everyone can make it look like they want.

  • Kalliban Jan 22, 2012 

    @Ajedi
    If you go to http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/ and click win32, you will find the beta2 in there as well as the beta1. The text on the “Get XBMC”-page just isn’t updated.

  • Leo Jan 22, 2012 

    Great news but can anyone tell me why I can’t find the ‘Receiver support Dolby TruHD/DTS-HD’ and “Receiver support LCPM Multichannnel’ settings in the audio settings section?

  • Tester Jan 22, 2012 

    There’s a problem with iso dvd play. The program doesn’t load menus or the dvd movie. The same with some full blue-ray rip. Bye

  • Rene Wennekes Jan 22, 2012 

    I hoped it was possible to disable dxva for each video seperately. I noticed (and other people too), that single definition videos could display badly (several blocks in images) while playing with ATI videocards. Grt, Rene

  • bobb0 Jan 22, 2012 

    @Johnny :
    I’m still mystified as to why the default skin isn’t “Transparency.” Far and away superior to the default one.

    No dig on Transparency, perhaps it’s matured since I last tried it, however I’ve tried a lot of skins including Transparency and always find myself going back to Confluence for one reason or another… usually due to the lack of a menu option/feature/diagnostic somewhere in the interface.

  • Jani Jan 22, 2012 

    I had no problems downloading Beta 2. On the other hand, add-ons downloading add-ons is problematic.

  • Dwarf Jan 22, 2012 

    Fantastic guys! How can i update from Beta1 without losing my movies etc?

  • Isaac Jan 22, 2012 
  • Harley Jan 22, 2012 

    Great! XBMC for iOS specific FAQ versions needs updating to Beta 2 too.

  • htpc guy Jan 22, 2012 

    I see the mirrors are getting hammered. I made a torrent file and uploaded it to my website. http://www.mattclair.net/fileshare/xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta2.exe.torrent

  • jayhawk785 Jan 22, 2012 

    http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/win32/xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta2.exe

    If you’re having problems with the mirrors, could be related to dns–when they changed over their mirrors a few weeks back?

  • John Jan 22, 2012 

    Where is retina suppOrt !!! ? :( (

  • Bill West Jan 22, 2012 

    This is stupid. Beta 2 starts up and immediately turns on every system FAN it can get to. CPU and Video card fans go to Max and the system sounds like a jet engine. Thanks for nothing.

  • Glenn Jan 22, 2012 

    Thanks! It is the first and only player I found, playing everything without any hickups while playing. Even 30 GB BR is perfect!

  • Wargazm Jan 22, 2012 

    I tried installing the Beta directly over my Dharma install, but it keeps crashing whenever I open the program and try to select any of the menu options (TV Shows, Movies, etc). What am I doing wrong?

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2012 

    @Bill West
    Thanks for nothing? That’s is the attitude you give all these people that build this amazing product in their spare time? You sir are a jackass.

  • furbi963 Jan 22, 2012 

    Descargada y probada la beta 2; esperando con ansias la vercion final :)

  • Don D Jan 22, 2012 

    @ Bill West

    What an unappreciative dink! What have you contributed to anything lately? I hope you deleted XBMC and vow to never use it again. Thank you for nothing!

  • publicENEMY Jan 22, 2012 

    Bill West :
    This is stupid. Beta 2 starts up and immediately turns on every system FAN it can get to. CPU and Video card fans go to Max and the system sounds like a jet engine. Thanks for nothing.

    Youre welcome.

  • Pest control Jan 22, 2012 

    Are Roms working with either Xbmc live or Openelec? and can I install Chrome or Firefox?

  • Ty Jan 22, 2012 

    I was stoked to see you guys had xbmc run on the Rhasberry Pi at S.C.A.L.E. 10x yesterday. You all make me so happy =). How’s the Linux development going with the beta?

  • Nessus Jan 22, 2012 

    @Bill West
    You are welcome !!!.
    Now go get some coffee to clear up you mind (and tongue) and if you have any problem the community forums is there to help, but only nice, friendly and polite people.

  • jokono Jan 22, 2012 

    Looking forward to testing this on my HTPC running Mint 12 on a HDD. REALLY looking forward to Eden when Live is available for my HDD-less HTPC, running on an SD card.

    Thanks for all the excellent work!

  • Mark Jan 23, 2012 

    JiSiN :
    Nice.
    still waiting for a XBMC Live (EDEN beta) release ^^

    http://xbmcfreak.binkey.nl/XBMCbuntu-v28.zip is beta 2.

  • Alf Tonny Jan 23, 2012 

    @Luca
    They say that it will be ready the next preview: “a great deal of progress has been made in the new XBMCBuntu build, which should be ready for the next preview release”

    regards Alf Tonny

  • Giannis Jan 23, 2012 

    XBMC is the best for Linux and the reason that I am happy with my Linux desktop!

  • Andrew Jan 23, 2012 

    Awesome work ladies and gentlemen.

    I love XBMC. Planning on making a house full of little XBMC boxes. Can’t wait for Eden to to released fully

  • David Jan 23, 2012 

    @Bill West
    Stop trolling. It’s not as if you can do a better job.

  • asi Jan 23, 2012 

    hi
    im using xbmc eden beta 2 , on videos only audio stream to the air play reciver device , the video stram is not working , (im using iphone 4s, and ipad 2 to stream and to recive im using boxee box streamer .) all other video apps like you tube , pic, movies work fine but i have isuess only with xbmc app. when im straem a video from xbmc throu airplay the video on the iphone/ipad start to be slow but not transfar to the tv, if im streaming a audio its work fine, please anyone have an idea how to help me with that ?
    thx

  • Borromini Jan 23, 2012 

    Is there a reason why there is no Eden beta 2 tarball available on the download page? Both Windows and OS X binaries were uploaded on January 21st, but the Eden beta 2 source code tarball is nowhere in sight.

    Of course I can pull from GIT (and I did), but I think it would be nice for people who know their way less around than me ;) .

  • Borromini Jan 23, 2012 

    Borromini :
    Is there a reason why there is no Eden beta 2 tarball available on the download page? Both Windows and OS X binaries were uploaded on January 21st, but the Eden beta 2 source code tarball is nowhere in sight.
    Of course I can pull from GIT (and I did), but I think it would be nice for people who know their way less around than me ;) .

    Well, obvious brainfart. Firefox doesn’t seem to be that big on refreshing the page (I can swear I got RSI from F5′ing on the download page yesterday!).

  • Derek Jan 23, 2012 

    I love you guys! Best open-source software ever…. Thanks for all the hard work…

  • stepea Jan 23, 2012 

    Been trying to install XBMCbuntu Beta 2 – error message I get is “an attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the cd failed” – can anyone help.

  • yglegacy Jan 23, 2012 

    can someboy help me..xbmc wont work on my laptop i did but it stop please email me @ yglegacy@aol.com and help im new to this but i really like this so please help me with this

  • De Kraker Jan 23, 2012 

    Great work guys!
    Can’t wait to see the full release of Eden.

    Even my wife and kids are big fans of XBMC and they aren’t exactly technology freaks.
    Keep up the great work !!

  • Banned Dude Test Jan 23, 2012 

    over/under anyone?

    Eden XBMC Live released by Valentines Day, Feb 14th 2012.

    over

  • bgx Jan 23, 2012 

    Beta2 is faster and its the first version I don’t have any hickups in Video playback on my dell d600 under windows! Keep up the great work!

  • Sean Grimes Jan 23, 2012 

    I’m really liking Eden. The only issue I have is with the Advanced Launcher plugin. I’m not using it for any games or anything. I’m just using it to open an application, but it’s giving me prompts like I’m trying to add an emulator. It also isn’t returning the focus to XBMC when I close out the application. This worked fine in the regular version of XBMC. XBMC is still by far the best home media software out there. Great work guys!

  • Sover Jan 23, 2012 

    Iceflims is not working for me and ideas? Help? It just says script failed. Is this due to the SOPA and PIPA or is it just my apple tv? Thnx
    And I am on Eden on apple tv 2

  • Rsb Jan 23, 2012 

    Hey everyone i am new to xbmc so i have no clue how to install eden beta 2 onto my apple tv 2 so can someone please help me out, and lastly will it download automatically to my atv2 later on?!! Email me at rsbhangoo@live.ca

  • rhaego Jan 23, 2012 

    @Sover

    Yes. MegaUpload was taken down by the FBI so its gone

  • Kool kid Jan 24, 2012 

    Xbnc don’t work :( on my atv 2

  • bvl Jan 24, 2012 

    hy where is dtshd ma and truehd options in this beta 2?my receiver show dts on movies with DTSHD MA

  • Mics Jan 24, 2012 

    Hi XBMC Team, super software, if not the best for your home entertainment. One question: Will bitstreaming of dts hd master and dolby digital true hd be available via hdmi in Eden?

  • Steini Jan 24, 2012 

    I really like airplay, but i´m getting really jumpy audio when playing audio podcasts and sometimes the audio cuts completely.

    Could this be a buffer issue?

  • Harley Jan 24, 2012 

    NitoTV still say version “11.0-0-b1″ in its software install menu on ATV2 but you get b2

  • natethomas Jan 24, 2012 

    Sover :

    Iceflims is not working for me and ideas? Help? It just says script failed. Is this due to the SOPA and PIPA or is it just my apple tv? Thnx
    And I am on Eden on apple tv 2

    Editors note: Pretty much all Icefilms chatter in this comments thread will be deleted per http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=119117. If you have Icefilms questions, please ask somebody else. Perhaps you could ask the people at Icefilms.

  • Arturo Jan 24, 2012 

    Wow! I love the airplay feature!!!!

  • JustinSane Jan 24, 2012 

    Great stuff team! love you guys. Now if only the XBMC upnp worked for networked samsung tvs that would be great :-P (I use serviio for that but would rather use xbmc!)

  • HenryFord Jan 24, 2012 

    @Darius: In XBMC 12 – Eden is at feature freeze and in beta already – there won’t be any new features now to come.
    @CFG9000: Posting in threads and then not read them afterwards? However:
    Beta2 will include the fixes. We will resume the official nightly builds after Eden.
    So, yes – the memory leak is being looked into.
    @aneurysm: Yes, you’ll keep your library.
    @Tester: Cannot confirm this, works smooth over here.
    @jayhawk785: No.
    @John: What? Retina?
    @Bill West: Has exactly nothing to do with XBMC. Thanks for nothing.
    @yglegacy @Rsb: Go to the forums for help.
    @Mics: Not in this version it won’t (at least that’s what I think).

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2012 

    @Borromini
    Next time try CTRL-F5 :)

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2012 

    in iOS, xbmc won’t update library on startup (yes, i have the option on). tried uninstall, reinstall, and redo source but it still doesn’t work.

  • Impressed_very_impressed Jan 24, 2012 

    OMG you guys rock ….. welcome to the garden of Eden baby

    Beta 2 what a great build keep up the good work

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2012 

    @Henrique
    Check out Crystalbuntu if you havent already.
    Its a custom build of Ubuntu with XBMC for the Apple TV1 with the CrystalHD card.
    Works like a charm: http://www.stmlabs.com/projects/crystalhd-for-appletv/

  • Dave Jan 24, 2012 

    New XBMC user ;) Loving it so far, but…..

    I am running Eden Beta2 under Win7-64bit on the Zotac Zbox Nano-AD10 (4gb RAM, SSD storage) with DXVA enabled. 1080p MKV BluRay content is still a bit choppy.

    Is this because this is still beta software? Is it reasonable to expect improvement as this release approaches final? I purchased the Zotac box because all the reviews stated that 1080p content played back very smoothly on it, but I’m not finding this to be the case at this time.

    Is there a performance difference in 1080p playback between Win7 and a Linux platform?

  • Quickstep Jan 24, 2012 

    I love XBMC! I have been using 10.1 on my Dell Pentium HTPC running Ubuntu 10.04 for quite a while and it’s worked great! It’s come a long way since the original release which I had installed on my modded Xbox, back in 2003 or something like that.

    Anyways… I updated to Eden (beta 2) to give it a try, although the only problem I had with Dharma is that I constantly got plugin errors on the YouTube add-on. Most of those have been fixed, now that I have been able to upgrade it using Eden.

    But… One huge problem is that whenever I play anything music, it crashes on me. I had it set to rescan my audio collection anytime it started up, which made Eden crash within 60-120 seconds. Now, I have turned that off, but whenever I try to play music, it crashes on me. I am using XBMC remote for Android to control it. Video playback is great, which is about 80% of my XBMC use, but I would really like to get audio playback working again.

    Anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions?

  • aphxiarules Jan 25, 2012 

    OMG!!!

    Eden makes my fanart load VERY fast……
    Loving the new skin :) its a bit like Aeon Nox….
    All in all;its a wonderful beta
    here’s looking to a RC
    -Aphyxiarules

  • Deke Jan 25, 2012 

    Are release notes for beta2? I can only find the notes for beta1. I was hoping to see what changed and if it fixes my Subtitle- & DVD-playbackissues.

  • Timmiotool Jan 25, 2012 

    Hi, great work !
    but i miss the Add to database (manuel) Function…. !?

  • Perlovka Jan 25, 2012 

    Amazing work, guys! =)
    Is there any reason to use cximage-6.0 and not 7.01?
    6.00 won’t compile against libpng-1.5.* without patching.

    http://www.xdp.it/download.htm

  • Ali Jan 25, 2012 

    It’s just stunning to look at. Been a “user” only starting at the end of Dharma and used to run that on a netbook. Shitty little thing. Since the release of Eden I run it on an ATV2. I don’t know if it’s just me but from beta one to beta two it feels like there’s been a massive improvement on the performance. Once again, not sure if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me, but gotta say I’m loving it.

    It’s just gorgeous. Thank you so very much for the hours and hours of time you put into this.

  • Dave Jan 25, 2012 

    Love the XBMC format but when I updated to Beta2 none of my movies are showing the thumbs or fanart. Anyone running into this? How do I fix it. I have tried restarting, rescanning but no luck.

  • need some help Jan 25, 2012 

    Hy beta 2 runs fine on acer revo 3700
    i updatet from darma linux live(ubuntu) to eden
    but after the update i have to login
    and
    xinit xbmc-standalone

    to start xbmc
    greatings

  • fjellfisk Jan 26, 2012 

    Hi, I love this product! and there are quite many new features implemented since Dharma. But I’am still struggling with using Airplay from my Iphone 4 when using spotify….Is this supposed to work, or does anybody else have this problem? Youtube, Movies, Pictures works great! The only thing with the videos, is that it should be possible to rotate them…that would be veeery nice!:)

  • arty Jan 26, 2012 

    loved dharma but hate eden: when internal subtitle has default track flag in mkv it will be displayed not evem the external one! pretty annoying. ticket is 7 month old about it: http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/11724

  • UKXBMCFan Jan 26, 2012 

    Hi, any one else have any remote control issues when upgrading to Eden?
    I managed to get an Ortek VRC 1100 fully operational with Darhma, Info and Context menus working smoothly however when I upgraded to Eden the media controls ceased to work, Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, FF, RW etc!
    I unistalled Eden as this was amajor hassleso I put Darhma back on and it now works as normal!
    I have numerous remotes as I tried a a lot out when I got into XBMC and find the Ortek the most responsive as compared to Media Remotes and Logitechs.

  • Jonnyutah Jan 26, 2012 

    Hi everyone updated my ATV 2 the other day with Xbmc and the add ons but having big trouble with 4oD it crashes after 32 seconds on anything! Any ideas? also it wont play some of the adult streams?

    Any help gratefully received

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2012 

    Dave :
    Love the XBMC format but when I updated to Beta2 none of my movies are showing the thumbs or fanart. Anyone running into this? How do I fix it. I have tried restarting, rescanning but no luck.

    I have downloaded XBMC 10.1 before. Later I hear this XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 2 and I download it but the program files is in documents. As a result i can run XBMC 10.1 and 11.0 Beta 2. Yesterday i open XBMC 11.0 Beta 2 and fanart and thumbs are showed.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2012 

    Ali :
    It’s just stunning to look at. Been a “user” only starting at the end of Dharma and used to run that on a netbook. Shitty little thing. Since the release of Eden I run it on an ATV2. I don’t know if it’s just me but from beta one to beta two it feels like there’s been a massive improvement on the performance. Once again, not sure if it’s just my mind playing tricks on me, but gotta say I’m loving it.
    It’s just gorgeous. Thank you so very much for the hours and hours of time you put into this.

    How did you install the Eden 2 update on your ATV2? Did this solve the xbmc crash?

  • Tak0r Jan 27, 2012 

    Still no 10 Bit Support which is so sad, because i loved to play all my files in xbmc now i can’t since there come more 10 bit files along the way…

  • Jacob Jan 27, 2012 

    I will give Beta 2 a shot, but when I booted up the first beta, it froze instantly. Several times in a row, before reverting to 10.

    Maybe my system doesn’t meet the requirements?

    ===========
    Windows 7 x64
    2 GB RAM
    150GB 7200 RPM HDD
    NVidia ION LE
    Intel Atom 230
    ===========

  • BigBen Jan 27, 2012 

    For some reason now, my videos buffer, which doesn’t make sense since they are on my local machine….other than that Eden is looking good so far…thanks guys

  • FiroPyro Jan 27, 2012 

    If someone is interested in Wallpaper / Skinning-resources:

    XBMC – Eden Beta Wallpaper:
    http://firopyro.deviantart.com/#/d4ns1p5 :)

    If its not allowed, just delete it :(

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2012 

    Thanks for all your hard work. I’m new to XBMC but I’m enjoying it every minute!

  • BigJRM Jan 28, 2012 

    @Dave
    To run 1080P video smoothly, you will need a video card with at least 1GB of video ram. My 512MB card displays passable 1080p video but it is still not smooth.

  • Charles Jan 28, 2012 

    Hi. I am new to XBMC and the mega upload is not working? How can I view movies and old TV shows?

  • terje Jan 28, 2012 

    Has annybody experienced that spotify freezes on Iphone when using airplay from Iphone to XBMC eden B2? I have never got this to work…I run XBMC on windows XP.

  • SilverBear Jan 28, 2012 

    Trying to scan AIFF tracks from my iTunes library folder to XBMC library. The scan does not find any tracks. If I convert AIFF tracks to ALAC then the scan is successful. I have checked the tagging of the AIFF tracks with Kid3 and with iTunes. They are okay. Does XBMC library support AIFF, playback does?

  • DaveM Jan 28, 2012 

    @BigJRM

    Hmmmm….Take a look at this YouTube video review of the Zotac Box ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pNCCk21Cv4

    Seemed like it would be able to do the job for me, but it’s just stuttering quite a bit. I was hoping it was the “Beta” nature of Eden that was the culprit

  • Craig Jan 29, 2012 

    Deke :
    Are release notes for beta2? I can only find the notes for beta1. I was hoping to see what changed and if it fixes my Subtitle- & DVD-playbackissues.

    Same here, wish I could read a full changelog, like beta1.

  • id Jan 29, 2012 

    please! update decoder to support h264 10bits

  • EricV Jan 29, 2012 

    I find a bit strange that XBMC will release without working with external ffmpeg. 0.9.1 requires a one line patch that is located here: . Its even worse with ffmpeg 0.10 were you get macros blocs all the time.

    external ffmpeg 0.9.1 works way better for me than internal ffmpeg…

  • phil Jan 29, 2012 

    did i hear correctly? Will eden support slingbox natively?

  • JohnP Jan 29, 2012 

    @Dave: Make sure that XBMC is set to run true full screen and NOT in a full screen window. 1080p does not play smoothly on the IONs if you are using a fullscreen window.

  • Gary Smith Jan 29, 2012 

    When I exit a Season list back to where my TV list should be I first get a screen with just the fanart and have to push back again.
    Seems pointless might be a bug..

  • Guest Jan 30, 2012 

    Hi everyone,
    first a BIG thank you for your awesome work. I had a (I hope) little request: I’m using ts4np to remux TV recordings from a proprietary ts4-Format to ts. VLC 2.0 manages to get the time/seeking/jumping right. (In opposite to earlier versions of VLC btw.)
    Sadly XBMC only allows fast playback with a limited speed ad no jumping at all. When I try to increase the playback speed further or to jump the playback gets cancelled. I don’t understand that much of demuxers and the law situation with the licenses but maybe it’s easy to port this part of the VLC-Demuxer.
    I’m using the Beta 2 of XBMC 11 on Windows 8 Dev Preview.

  • Aaron Jan 30, 2012 

    Thanks for the awesome product guys. I do have a small problem though… When running Dharma on my ATV 1st gen, all is well. But whenever I would do one of the nightly updates and now with Eden beta2, most of my movies will playback with no audio whatsoever. I have not looked as far ino it to tell you which type of audio codec they were ripped using, but I can if needed.

    Do you think this may be due to installing over dharma, instead of a fresh install (deleting xbmc and then installing Eden)?

  • Dave Jan 30, 2012 

    @JohnP
    I checked and unfortunately it is running in full screen. Sigh :(

  • Westy Jan 30, 2012 

    @Dave
    JohnP is stating NOT to run “Full Screen” but change it to “True Screen”….I don’t have beta 2 installed but this helped me in previous versions.

  • bentoy Jan 30, 2012 

    mp3+cdg still not in sync. disappointed again. :(

  • Jacob Sandhøj Jan 31, 2012 

    @Dave
    Make sure hardware acceleration is turned on in video playback. DXVA2 if i remeber correct.

  • BK Jan 31, 2012 

    @Dave

    I’m running a Foxconn nettop with the same specs (AMD E-350, 4GB ddr3 RAM, etc) as your Zotac and mine is rendering 1080p mkv files smoothly with DXVA2. My content is read from USB 3.0 hard drives, no issues there. Here’s what I recommend you try:

    Check out System Info in XBMC and see what your CPU % usage is. Mine is in the low 20′s just navigating the menu, and never breaks 30% even when playing 1080p content (usually around 10Mbps video bit rate), assuring me that the GPU part of the E-350 has taken over. If your CPU usage % is high, then we can assume DXVA isn’t rendering like it should be.

    You could download Media Player Classic Home Cinema and enable DXVA rendering in there, to cross-check if you get smooth playback in that program. If it’s not smooth there, then there’s some kind of video issue with your system that no amount of XMBC tweaking will fix until the root problem is found and solved.

    My most basic suggestion is to simply make sure your graphics driver is up to date.

  • BigBen Feb 01, 2012 

    Is there a reason why all my media keeps buffering from my external HDD…it never did this with Dharma…it is really very annoying and defeats the purpose of have the files local. Is this a bug or something because it is the same configurations I have for Dharma…Anyone else experiencing this problem

  • yossie Feb 01, 2012 

    Since upgrading to eden beta 2 – playback shows a black bar at the top of the screen with a blinking narrow vertical line at the very top left, same height as the bar. the window is entirely shifted down, and the bottom bar is lost below the tv screen. While I can adjust the playback so that I see all of it, I can’t’ find any setting that fixes the bar at the top.

  • yossie Feb 01, 2012 

    @yossie
    I should mention that this is on an apple tv 1.

  • DaveM Feb 02, 2012 

    @BK, @Westy, @JohnP and especially @Jacob ;)

    Major ;)

    I don’t know what happened, but it turns out DXVA2 *WAS* disabled. I know I turned that sucker on, but somehow it got disabled (perhaps post upgrade to Beta2, but who knows?). That brought my CPU usage down from 85% to 30%. Playback is much smoother now ;)

    Thanks all for putting up with my nooby complaining LOL.

  • DaveM Feb 02, 2012 

    @DaveM
    BTW, I meant to say “Major “facepalm” in the post above, but used angle brackets and that mea culpa got filtered out of the posting LOL

  • pricinosus Feb 03, 2012 

    Thank you all for your work and passion for XBMC.
    What about linux and frustrating problems of audio output, spdif passthrough, suddenly broken audio after playing certain stereo files and many others digital audio related ?
    It is a fix for that in future release.
    Anyway Thnx again for great job, team XBMC

  • pricinosus Feb 03, 2012 

    @Tester
    Same here but not for all, and also happening with real DVDs in mounted in CDROM drive

  • pricinosus Feb 03, 2012 

    Giannis :
    XBMC is the best for Linux and the reason that I am happy with my Linux desktop!

    Do you use Digital output or the Analogic one?
    I’m not so happy with my audio digital output and linux.

  • pricinosus Feb 03, 2012 

    Quickstep :
    I love XBMC! I have been using 10.1 on my Dell Pentium HTPC running Ubuntu 10.04 for quite a while and it’s worked great! It’s come a long way since the original release which I had installed on my modded Xbox, back in 2003 or something like that.
    Anyways… I updated to Eden (beta 2) to give it a try, although the only problem I had with Dharma is that I constantly got plugin errors on the YouTube add-on. Most of those have been fixed, now that I have been able to upgrade it using Eden.
    But… One huge problem is that whenever I play anything music, it crashes on me. I had it set to rescan my audio collection anytime it started up, which made Eden crash within 60-120 seconds. Now, I have turned that off, but whenever I try to play music, it crashes on me. I am using XBMC remote for Android to control it. Video playback is great, which is about 80% of my XBMC use, but I would really like to get audio playback working again.
    Anyone else having this issue? Any suggestions?

    Welcome to our club !!!

  • Christopher Feb 03, 2012 

    Thank you for a great release, lower CPU usage and playback is absolutely smooth! first time I’ve played a Blu-Ray on Mac with 0 dropped frames!

    though one problem found: Drops tons of frames with 1080i movies.
    Playing an unencrypted copy of the Blu-Ray, Living Landscapes: Costa Rica, XBMC dropped 900 frames in the first minute. both with and without de-interlace on.

    Awesome stuff guys :)

  • picard12 Feb 04, 2012 

    I wish I could choose where to install GRUB so i can use GAG, with other distros, never saw that grub does not configure properly the other operating systems.

  • Zyn Feb 04, 2012 

    Port it to Android please!

  • Dave Feb 04, 2012 

    Was loving Eden beta 2 on my new atv2, was working brilliantly for last 2 weeks but after updating my library all library functions (ie. “Movies” & “TV shows”) have disappeared! :(
    When browsing the files the pictures are still there but option on main menu for tv, etc are gone. Also, updating of library with new items no longer works

  • Gianluca Feb 04, 2012 

    Hey guys, this time you went beyond any expectation. Great job. I love this version.

  • blue3c Feb 04, 2012 

    Thank you for all your hard work. Ran into a few lockups on the nightly… But duh of coarse that will happen.
    Been rocking XBMC since I had an original XBOX and love it.
    So with that being said, thank you for all your hard work. All of it allows me to enjoy my video and music collection on my TV.
    Thank you Thank you thank you.

  • Dax Feb 04, 2012 

    @Zyn

    I agree, i have a few androids laying around with mini HDMI, These would make far superior Home theater boxes than any apple junk. I wouldn’t mind installing it directly on android os or a live boot.

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