We would quickly like to take this time to announce the second release candidate for XBMC 12. Features for XBMC 12 include:
- HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine
- Live TV and PVR support
- h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime
- 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux
- Improved image support, allowing the database to accomodate numerous additional image types
- Support for the Raspberry PI
- Initial support for the Android platform
- Improved Airplay support across all platforms, including Airplay audio in XBMC for Windows to match the other platforms
- Improved controller support in Windows and Linux
- Advanced Filtering in the library
- Advanced UPnP sharing
- Translations now powered by Transifex
At this point, XBMC 12 is entirely feature complete. All changes from this point forward will exclusively include fixes for replicable bugs necessary to reach final release.
Fixes between RC1 and RC2 include resolution of incorrectly disabling audio devices due to faulty detection, which should resolve all or most “audio suddenly stops altogether” complaints, along with numerous other stability enhancements and minor fixes. For the full list, visit our Github milestones for RC2. As always, please do not report bugs or other issues in Github. If you need to report a verified bug, feel free to use Trac.
To get this release candidate, please visit our download page.
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