XBMC 13.0 – Gotham rises

Posted By: Martijn Kaijser on May 04, 2014 in Release Announcements

The dark night of waiting is finally over. Because here it is. The stable release of XBMC 13.0 Gotham edition. It has been months of hard work, improvements and testing since the 12.x releases. There have been around 530 commits (chunks of code change) done by 51 developers during this time. Also a large group of translators who aided in making the user interface available in your local language. So we would like to thank every one, inside and outside of Team XBMC for their hard work and effort to make this possible. Not to forget all users who have been using the monthly and nightly builds, helping us test this upcoming release, and all third-party software libraries we use.

The past year we have kept you informed with our monthly blog posts of all the exciting new features added to this final release. Now, let’s review a few of those features we’re particularly excited about.

The features

Android Hardware Decoding DL_Icons_Android-new

Since 2012 July 12, the single most requested feature has been hardware decoding in Android, and with XBMC 13 we are finally able to make that feature a reality. XBMC should run on Android 4.0 and higher and is offered now in two separate builds, namely ARM and x86, which are the hardware architectures of the device. You would need to consult your device specifications before you download XBMC for Android, though the vast majority of Android devices run on ARM hardware.

Raspberry Pi and Android speed improvements DL_Icons_RaspberryPi-new

Since the release of Frodo a lot of effort has been put into getting XBMC to run smoother on lower powered platform like the famous Raspberry Pi and of course Android. All this effort has paid off and the experience of using these devices has become much more polished and satisfying than ever before. In particular, opening your libraries, browsing through them, loading images and starting videos have all seen dramatic speed increases.

Stereoscopic 3D Rendering

Some of the newly available 3D Options

For you lovers of 3D out there, we are also pleased to say that we now support 3D movies encoded in the following formats: SBS, TAB, anaglyph, and interlaced (on supported platforms for passive TVs). Unfortunately, XBMC cannot yet support 3D blurays and cannot provide hardware acceleration for FullSBS/TAB movies (therefore limiting those videos to relatively high powered CPUs).

Improved Touchscreen Support

XBMC on touchscreens now supports gesture controls during video playback, as well as supporting swiping controls in navigation.

Improved UPnP capabilities

gotham-upnp_play_usingInstances of XBMC throughout the house can now “speak” with each other and with other UPnP devices. Support now includes more advanced library browsing as well as “Play using…” functions, allowing XBMC to tell another device on the network to play a certain media file.

So you can browse the UPnP library on your tablet and send a video from that library straight to you main XBMC HTPC, similar to Apple’s Airplay and Google’s casting features.

Additionally when watching videos from the XBMC UPnP server, watch status will be updated so you don’t have to remember what shows you’ve already watched.

Dramatic Audio Engine Improvements

The Audio Engine introduced with XBMC 12.0 “Frodo” has been reworked to be simpler, faster, with better quality and less likelihood of breaking in XBMC 13 across all platforms. You may also notice that some users will need to reconfigure their audio settings. This is caused by the audio improvements and restructuring of the settings systems. However this should be more intuitive and user friendly than it was in XBMC 12 thanks to improvements in Settings.

On Linux there is additional good news for Desktop users who don’t use XBMC as a standalone HTPC through OpenELEC or XBMCbuntu. XBMC will now cooperate nicely with the pulseaudio server and will provide real pulseaudio support. This is a behavior change, make sure to read the PulseAudio XBMC wiki page to learn more.

Settings Improvements

From the user perspective, three major changes will be introduced that should dramatically improve usability in XBMC settings.

First, settings have been broken down into levels starting at beginner and going all the way up the scale to expert level. The typical XBMC user should never need to go very far past the Standard settings. If installing XBMC for friends or family, it is highly encouraged that you move the settings down to Beginner level. And if a setting has disappeared that you typically expect to see, definitely browse through the settings levels, as it likely has been hidden on a more advanced level.

Second, every setting now includes a description, which may be found at the bottom of the settings page on the default Confluence skin. If a setting title is odd or is otherwise confusing, this description is intended to clear up the purpose of the setting and the result of changing it.

Third, every setting page now includes a Reset to Default option so that if you find yourself completely unable to return to a usable state in XBMC, you can always start fresh without having to perform a complete reinstall. Importantly, resetting one group of settings to default does not affect any others. So if you have video settings just right, but audio is screwed up, you can reset audio without affecting video.

Making Subtitle Search Better

Gotham 13.0 Improved subtitle search

This change should give subtitle add-on developers a great deal more latitude for implementing changes and fixes without needing to wait for other add-on devs to submit similar fixes, all to the benefit of the user experience. From the user perspective, the only significant change will be in the way a subtitle search service is downloaded. The user will need to select and download their preferred subtitle add-on before starting a movie and searching for subtitles. At present there are 19 to choose from.

An Extended Python and JSON-RPC API for developers

While this feature may not be as immediately noticeable upon install, it could ultimately be one of the most important changes of XBMC 13. With the extension of the API, users should soon be able to control virtually every aspect of XBMC without once touching the XBMC UI. Developers will now have unprecedented opportunity to make even more powerful remote control apps, web GUIs, and XBMC add-ons. For example, with the Official XBMC Remote for iOS users can now configure every single setting in XBMC without once opening the settings window in XBMC itself.

We look forward to the community taking advantage of this extended API and creating some extraordinary features in the future.

Yet More Features

  • - Update to FFMPEG v1.2 which we use for audio/video playback
  • - Stereo audio can now be up-mixed to 5.1 and sent through optical/SPDIF devices
  • - Various visual changes throughout the skin which should improve usability and logic.
  • - Improve the handling of subtitle downloading and selection
  • - Extend and improve the User-interface Engine which developers use to create a variety of skins to be used.
  • - Drop of support for Windows XP. Due to upgrades in the way we build XBMC, it is no longer possible to install or run XBMC on Windows XP. For current XP users we can suggest installing OpenELEC or XBMCbuntu as a free way to use XBMC 13 as a pure media centre.
  • - When initiating a library cleaning, XBMC will send a wake-on-lan request to any sleeping servers first, before cleaning the library, to ensure that content isn’t unnecessarily cleaned
  • - Numerous PVR fixes and updates with additional new features updated on a per-platform basis. For more info, check out our PVR wiki page
  • - Copy/paste support on Windows, OSX, and iOS to match copy/paste support elsewhere
  • - Movie sets are now user editable
  • - Episodic bookmarks – If episodes are not broken into individual parts (e.g. Friends episode 1 and 2 are in the same video file), a bookmark can be set that will cause launching episode 2 from the UI to go directly to the bookmark in the video file

For a brief change log visit our wiki page: Gotham Changelog


Not all skins from Frodo are guaranteed to work on Gotham. The following is a list of skins that have been checked for 13.0 compatibility and are currently in the XBMC skin repo.

Ace, Aeon MQ 5, Aeon_Nox.5, Amber, Back-Row, Black Glass Nova, Cirrus Extended, Confluence, Hybrid, Metropolis, Quartz, Re-Touched,Transparency!, XTV-SAF, SIO2

Official XBMC Remote for iOS

iOS Simulator Screen shot 28 Apr, 2014 20.04.53

We are also pleased to announce v1.5 of the Official XBMC Remote app for iOS. In addition to all past features, v1.5 now supports controlling LiveTV, along with access to the EPG, PVR recordings, and PVR timers. Users can now also change and update all XBMC settings from directly within the remote app by hitting the gears button on the Remote Control tab and selecting “…more.” For a complete changelog, visit the the Official Remote page in the Appstore.

The fixes

The list of fixes is too vast to even being listing here. Some improvements and fixes came in with the features mentioned above and some came in separately. For all this we want to thank our passionate group of Team XBMC developers and the hundreds of third-party developers who contributed to XBMC with patches and improvements. For the curious people who do want to know every change, you can find the full list on our github development repo, although it’s quite technical to read through.

After upgrade

After you have updated from Frodo or any earlier alpha or beta it may be beneficial to force refresh the XBMC.org repository. This will ensure the most recent repository list is loaded and needed updates become available. Here’s a quick how-to from our wiki: Force refresh

Important notice

Linux users Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.10 have been deprecated by canonical/ubuntu. This means there will be no more XBMC builds available for those version. You will have to upgrade you Ubuntu to a newer version to receive XBMC updates again.

Backup your data Before upgrading we would recommend you create a backup of your current userdata folder which contains all your current settings and database files. In the unlikely case that something went wrong during your upgrade, a backup will ensure that you are still able to go back to the previous state. Where the userdata folder is located on your system can be found on our userdata wiki page. Do note that when first upgrading from Frodo 12.x it may take some time until you see the familiar homescreen as several internal upgrades need to be performed.

Add-ons As mentioned in previous blog posts, due to changes related to our add-on system and skin improvement, certain plugins, scripts and skins may become incompatible when upgrading from Frodo to Gotham. Sadly this is part of the continuing process of development and improvement. We hope the impact of these changes will be limited but we feel a warning would be beneficial. If there are any addons you particularly depend on, we advise that you visit the forum thread of that addon to see if the author has ensured support in XBMC 13.

Installing on OSX As XBMC is an unsigned application on OSX, you may need to go through a slightly different process to start it the first time. After you have copied XBMC to the Applications folder, you will need to “right click” or “two finger click” XBMC from within the Applications folder and select “Open” and then accept the warning. You should only need to do this the first time you run XBMC.

Code base Since we have branched the XBMC core code for Gotham off from our main development master branch on Github it is important that you also build from the correct Github branch: http://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/Gotham


Should want to download and install XBMC, please visit our download page.

* Official XBMC downloads


How to Contribute

If you use these builds, we encourage you to submit bugs in Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report), provide support in our Forums where you can, or donate to the Foundation if you like. For a current FAQ on XBMC 13, visit our Gotham FAQ.

Discussion - 246 Comments

  • Tom May 04, 2014 

    Great job!. I also have a Mele M8 (Allwinner).
    Will it run on this box?

    • Andy May 05, 2014 

      Crashes when trying to play livestreams…sportsdevil, mashup, etc

      • Jerre May 05, 2014 

        Did no one ever told you : “never update asap. Wait till after the patches.”
        Gues you learned the lesson the hard way.
        Looking forward to upgrade soon, when everything is working properly :)

        • yonadam May 09, 2014 

          after updating may dvice to 13,0 novideo only odeo(y)peace telme wht to do

      • Lashley May 07, 2014 

        Same here Crashes with any live streams. please help

        • nagulan May 07, 2014 

          me too. if you solve let me know too.

          • Mike May 31, 2014 

            Mine will not stream live video either. Do we have a solution?

    • zag May 06, 2014 

      Just installed this via OpenELEC and its working perfectly!

      Great improvements in the EPG and Live TV.

      Well done team XBMC :)

      • Anton May 06, 2014 

        I’m fairly new to all of this, so this might be a dumb question. I currently have XBMC 12.2 installed on OpenELEC. How do I update it to v13? I can do it on android and Windows, but I can’t figure it out for OpenELEC. Thanks.

        • zag May 07, 2014 

          Download the latest OpenELEC and FTP the contents of the target directory into the update folder on the openelec box.

          Or use the Auto updater in the OpenELEC Add-on

  • Fraser Currie May 04, 2014 

    Ladies and Gentlemen – Congratulations and thank you all.

    • The_Monkey_King May 07, 2014 

      Yeah, yeah, yeah…congrats and all that but now whadda gonna do for v14? Are you going to beam videos directly into our heads? Yeah! With frikk’n lasers!

  • Hans Rakers May 04, 2014 

    Why hasn’t it hit the mirrors yet? Just synced our mirrors but no 13.0 release yet.

    • Martijn May 04, 2014 

      Use the official links. All official mirrors should have it.

      • Hans Rakers May 04, 2014 

        Well, i am responsible for three of those mirrors, and my rsyncs aren’t getting the 13.0 releases yet..

    • kib May 04, 2014 

      Which mirrors are your mirrors?

      • Hans Rakers May 04, 2014 

        LeaseWeb (mirrorl.nl.leaseweb.net, mirror.de.leaseweb.net, mirror.us.leaseweb.net)

        • Martijn May 04, 2014 

          You should only go through our http://mirrors.xbmc.org website and not directly to mirror sites.

        • Martijn May 04, 2014 

          Sorry didn’t see you were responsible for those mirrors. Well, I can tell you the builds are actually there on those servers :)

          • Hans Rakers May 04, 2014 

            lol, i kept looking in releases/source (which doesn’t have the 13.0 tar.gz yet) but the osx/win32 binaries are there. Sorry! :)

          • Balint Reczey May 05, 2014 

            Will the source tarball be published on mirrors for Gotham?

          • piter May 06, 2014 

            For those looking for the source tarball check:


  • Dan the man May 04, 2014 

    Exe treated as malicious by Windows smart screen, Panda neutralizes the file. Que?

    • Kib May 04, 2014 

      If you got it from our official mirrors it is a false positive.

  • Cassiel May 04, 2014 

    What a great birthday present – thanks so much Team XBMC!

  • THK May 04, 2014 

    Is this Version also available for cubox 1?

    • THK May 05, 2014 

      Does anybody know?

      • Toxus May 06, 2014 

        Unless it’s been built by the XBMC4Xbox team, you can safely assume no. The official XBMC team dropped support for the Xbox a couple years ago, so you are in the wrong place for those releases.

  • Paadza May 04, 2014 

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :-) Shall we wait for XBMCbuntu final ISO or there won’t be one? Thanks again.

    • Martijn May 04, 2014 

      just use current one and update to XBMC stable. There will probably be one but not sure when it’s ready

  • Hussain Al-Haddad May 04, 2014 

    finally, been waiting for a long time.. but totally worth it… thank you so much for your hard work.. peace

  • Edward0 May 04, 2014 

    I just did a little excitement wee! :)

  • Kalliban May 04, 2014 

    Awesome job guys! I was just going to test the RC1, but then this drops! If I find time, I might try to contribute in the future!

  • Chumby May 04, 2014 

    May the Fourth be with You !!!

    Congrats to all… loving running the RC’s on my Odroid U3…


    …. will install the stable version now!


  • Miguel May 04, 2014 

    Fuck yeah!!!

  • mok May 04, 2014 

    Awesome work guys. Sadly the final release crash at startup on my Kindle Fire HD 2013 now. All betas and RC1 wprked flawlesly. I also tried to install it from scratch, but didnt helped. Any ideas?

    • mok May 04, 2014 

      I reinstalled the RC1 at my Kindle and now Gothem works again. I saw the final release was not able too create the com.xbmc.org folder but RC1 did.

    • Ali Sa May 04, 2014 

      I have the exact same problem with MK808B

    • Roland May 04, 2014 

      Same problem with an RK3188 android stick. All release candidates worked well but the final release is crashing on startup.

    • Tim May 04, 2014 

      Same problem with Ouya console.

    • Nathan Betzen May 05, 2014 

      XBMC has been rebuilt for you guys on Android. The problem should be resolved now.

      • Roland May 07, 2014 

        Thanks, it’s working now :)

  • John May 04, 2014 

    Thanks guys, great job

  • Veggie May 04, 2014 

    Does this work on Ouya as well?

    • Tim May 04, 2014 

      I’m getting the Force Close issue some other people have mentioned.

  • uNiversal May 04, 2014 

    Congrats on release to the whole team involved.

  • Lukas May 04, 2014 

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  • Zappoo May 04, 2014 

    Absolutly great work! Thank you very very much!

  • Radu May 04, 2014 

    Great! Thank you!

    I guess it’s time for us all to click the ‘Donate’ button ;)

  • ali May 04, 2014 

    guys you are the best. thank you :)

  • Finn May 04, 2014 

    Congratulations and many thanx

  • Tim May 04, 2014 

    Just updated to XBMC 13.0 release client and get a force close everytime I try to open from the Ouya.

    • Tim May 04, 2014 

      Reverting to RC1 allowed me to boot up again. Not sure if its related to the Kindle Fire FC issues or not.

  • Quinten May 04, 2014 

    Thanks for another milestone of XBMC, the greatest media software on the planet and beyond.
    Keep up the excellent work.

  • Edward0 May 04, 2014 

    I’m getting this malicious download notification on Chrome folks, not sure if there is something wrong with this compile…

    • Gary Herbert May 09, 2014 

      Chrome has been doing that for all xbmc releases for a few weeks, its a false positive as long as you get it from official mirrors.

  • Pat May 04, 2014 

    Doenst work on OUYA. Crashes after “first run setup” back to OUYA Launcher and then doesn’t start at all anymore. Going back to RC1.

  • Anon May 04, 2014 

    On Systems that can only create one DXVA2 Renderer are broken.

  • Brian D. Scott May 04, 2014 

    Works on Dell Venue 8 (Intel) but not on my Samsung Mega (Arm).

  • vn800art May 04, 2014 

    Hi! On Minix X7neo Rk3188 all previous RC * tried 2 of them* worked very well with decreasing system effort required, this final force closes no matter what, even cancelle d cache and tried a restart, same behaviour.
    Thanks for You efforts.

  • Alfie May 04, 2014 

    Anyone else noticed that they got the release date as may 4th 2013 lol, clearly the team hasn’t slept much

    • kib May 04, 2014 

      I sure didn’t. Changed.

  • João Bezerra May 04, 2014 

    Hi. I upgrade my xbmc on my jailbroken iphone4 and now it don’t work. What ia the problem? thanks

  • jhone May 04, 2014 

    Crashes on my ouya RC1 works fine.

  • Tolri May 04, 2014 

    Chrome 34 windows 8.1 with only windows Defender installed, the file is flagged as malware too.

    Don’t know why but this will lead to some users troubles never had any trouble downloading nigthly or other files from the same setup

  • Mandak May 04, 2014 

    In this 13.0 Gotham much of the program is not compatible, while the same compatible in version 12.3. Will you do anything to it?

    • SilkBC May 04, 2014 

      If you are talking about add-ons, it is the resoonsability of the individual developers of those add-ons to make them compatible wigh 13.x. I would suspect there are a lot of broken add-ons… :-(

  • Wim May 04, 2014 

    Great work, been happily using the beta’s on my computers and my tab.

    I had the last beta installed and installed this version over it, on my samsung note 10.1 (GT-N8010, stock rom).
    The first start showed it was doing some work for the first time start. After that finished the program crashed. When i start it now it starts with a black screen for a second or 3 and then i get the notification “Unfortunately, XBMC has stopped”.
    I rebooted the tab without luck. Removed the package completely, rebooted, downloaded a new installation again, installed and same problem returned….

    the windows installation worked just fine.

  • tui May 04, 2014 

    Great job guys!!But with the final release it stopped working on my MK809II. Tried to rollback to RC1 but no luck!anyone with the same problem?

  • Nille May 04, 2014 

    The Final Release Crahses instantly after preparing the first start.

    • Nille May 04, 2014 

      RC1 Runs without a problem

  • Lou May 04, 2014 

    Working on my Note 3 but fails to start on Motorola Xoom 2. Reverted to RC1 for Xoom 2.

  • Fouad May 04, 2014 

    I upgraded xbmc on my Apple tv 2…
    The only problem is that the subtitle websites don’t show in settings…

  • grouik May 04, 2014 

    DXVA2 Broken on XBMC 13 Gotham, work with multi-thread soft decode

    Asus X59SL C2D P8700, Radeon HD3400 256MB, 4GB, Windows 7 SP1

    DXVA2 Fine on XBMC 12.3

  • Dan May 04, 2014 

    Thanks for all of your hard work.

  • Brian May 04, 2014 

    I love how much faster it is keep up the awesome ! work.

  • Snarf May 04, 2014 

    Hi guys,
    thanks very much. I love this piece of software since the very early days on the first Xbox.

    Keep on going. Great job.

    Thanks, thanks thanks

  • kandilak May 04, 2014 

    I try this on my android arm device and now it works

  • issa May 04, 2014 

    Xbmc Gotham can’t be downloaded on my android device it says it’s temporarily down, when will it be fixed? Thank you.

  • elly May 04, 2014 

    good work chaps working on my mac perfect.
    when will it be available for android?

    • kib May 04, 2014 

      There was an issue with the build and we are rebuilding it.

  • buried May 04, 2014 

    in my 3188 cs968 tv box The Final Release Crahses instantly after preparing the first start.

  • Steve May 04, 2014 

    When will the ouya xbmc 13.00 version come?

  • Guy H May 04, 2014 

    Thanks for all the hard work chaps. Very much appreciate the great job you all do.

  • Racklap May 04, 2014 

    Great, been waiting for this day, awesome release. Also, would like to mention ‘droid’ skin works seamlessly with Gotham on my system.

  • rob753 May 04, 2014 

    I get a weird error when I updated that ended up making me go back to Frodo on my windows pc when it loads the volume bar turns self all way down and next to it is a red mute sign not sure what is causing it tried with hdmi hooked up and with out on fresh setup and still does it

    • Nathan Betzen May 05, 2014 

      Sorry if this is too obvious, but did you try turning the volume back up by hitting the + button on your keyboard?

  • TLC May 04, 2014 

    Congratulations, and THANK YOU for all your work!!

  • Krystra May 04, 2014 

    WOW! Now ALL my video formats work flawlessly! And it doesn’t freeze on exit anymore. Very smooth. Its 20% more RAINBOW now. Awesome job-I give you 5,000 Kudos.

  • hdmkv May 04, 2014 

    Congrats and thanks! Love the Android support… making XBMC closer to that perfect all-in-one box!

  • Lloyd May 04, 2014 

    Congrats on the release – and thanks for all the hard work!

  • Wlodar May 04, 2014 

    I’ve installed 13.0 Gotham for android but now I’m unable to install any skins. All I get is “Dependencies not met” for all of them. Any solution to that?

    • Bjorn May 15, 2014 

      Hi Wlodar, I had the same issue and found out that a USB (XBMCBuntu) installationdisk was still in my system. After removing it > rebooting the issue got resolved. All skins where usable again! Hope this helpes you, or others who are facing the issue.

  • Nexus 7 user May 05, 2014 

    Looks like it’s falling apart on the Nexus 7 2013, did anyone even bother to test it? The baked in pvr.wmc plays scrambled junk for both live shows and recorded TV and it crashes after about 1.5 seconds of playback. Back to Frodo STAT!

  • TacoKnight May 05, 2014 

    Sooo…when can we expect final (aka 13.3)?

  • Andy May 05, 2014 

    Im on mac mavericks btw, its only in livestreams it crashes..

  • Amaan Hai May 05, 2014 

    Ah, great job guys! Been waiting on this. :D Thanks!

  • Rick May 05, 2014 

    I’d like to say thank you so much to everyone that worked on this :D

  • BigJRM May 05, 2014 

    FANTASTIC! Congratulations on GOTHAM XBMC 13.0. It works great on my two media centers, 1 – Pentium 4 & 2 – Intel Atom 525. Both are TRANSPARENCY! Skinned, Start with weather and my music. XBMC is the easiest most comprehensive media player there is. You fine XBMC community programmers are the best. My KUDOS and THANKS go out to everyone in the XBMC community!

  • Moti May 05, 2014 

    GREAT WORK, thank you guys! You rock!

  • Evan May 05, 2014 

    This is a stable release??? Every time I click a live link, anywhere in mashup, my atv2 crashes…Not very stable. Links that were working an hour ago are no longer working as well…..

    • Nathan Betzen May 05, 2014 

      Usually, when a specific addon is the only thing failing, the error is with that specific addon.

  • Cuball May 05, 2014 

    awesome !

  • Polys May 05, 2014 

    Sweet thanks guys.

  • J876 May 05, 2014 

    Thank you XBMC team and all other volunteers and partners. I have chipped in a bit of money for your efforts and others should do the same. Well done!

    I have XBMC on:

    - Ubuntu
    - Raspberrypi (OpenELEC)
    and Windows

  • Haris1977 May 05, 2014 

    It crashes upon specific repos (e.g mashup). I dont know why. Phone = galaxy s 3. Any ideas why?

  • meikelmoeller May 05, 2014 

    Great work, well done. Time to update!

  • MrIcka May 05, 2014 

    Thanks for this great work!

  • Fabrizio May 05, 2014 

    Updated my Atv2 (5.01). It crashes at the start. How can I fix it?

  • Blaxxor May 05, 2014 

    What about SQL updates?

    Will my database update itself or do I need to something manually?

    Kind regards

    • Nille May 05, 2014 

      It updates automatic.

    • Greg Ramsaran May 11, 2014 

      Make sure your xmbc sql user has the right permissions. I set my user as a standard user to the two databases and it didn’t upgrade. Changed the user to have full access, for now, and the databases upgraded.

  • scrpn May 05, 2014 

    Am I the only one still experiencing freeze on exit? It is not always happening, but it’s quite frequent. It just hangs there… I’m on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

  • Ballzo May 05, 2014 

    Dear XBMC team!

    Let me put it into one word: AWESOME!

    Thank you for all your hard work! I keep spreading the word about XBMC everywhere I go….because eversince i installed it, it changed my my online life forever!!


  • michel May 05, 2014 

    How can I download subtitles, it doesn’t appears when i’m playing a video

  • Dan May 05, 2014 

    Yet PLEX have much better GUI. you still have a lot to improve.

    • Nathan Betzen May 05, 2014 

      Thanks, Dan! We’ll keep that in mind for the future! You have a great day!

  • Ipaddle May 05, 2014 

    Great. Looking forward to the Openelec release (4.0) based on this stable version. Thanks guys.

  • Leomontenegro May 05, 2014 

    Is XBMCbuntu 13 based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, the latest LTS version?

    Because XBMCBuntu 12 was based on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, which support is going to end in late may.

  • Dominic May 05, 2014 

    Thank you so much for this great peace of software.
    Everyday I use XBMC and it works so good for live tv and media streaming.

  • pedro marques May 05, 2014 

    cant thank you all enough! respect all you that contribute!

  • Dirk May 05, 2014 

    Please fix this issue. I’d like to watch my 3D movies on my second television, which is not 3D compatible:

  • Dirk May 05, 2014 

    Please fix this issue. I’d like to watch my 3D movies on my second television, which is not 3D compatible:
    ticket 14762

  • Astro May 05, 2014 

    Thanks for the great work, but its not running smooth on my Asrock 330 with ubuntu 14.04 (with disabled composite video) l am experiencing flickering during video playback wich I did not experience with the previous version and also was not experiencing this with an early beta.

  • andy May 05, 2014 

    crashes on livestreams…mac maverick and apple tv2

  • Remote share May 05, 2014 

    Still same problem with remote shares like SFTP, as many have described in all of the betas/rc1. that it cant connect to them on first startup, and with a restart it works.
    Problem didn’t exist in 12.3 or earlier versions, logs regarding this is uploaded in beta versions forum

  • metal-sheep May 05, 2014 

    AWESOME! Thanks for this gread work guys! Works great on my RaspPi :-)

  • tvieson May 05, 2014 

    I currently have 13 final installed and I must compliment the XBMC Team on this version. Frodo was a nightmare and even after 12.3, it still had issues. So far 13 has worked flawless. Video playing problems I had in previous versions of XBMC are gone. The entire program feels like its running smoother and cleaner. I haven’t been this happy with XBMC since version 10. Great Job guys

  • Mike May 05, 2014 

    Install crash in my minix 7 android :(

  • Mike May 05, 2014 

    Great release. Love the 3D support and it runs a lot faster, thanks.
    Any chance you could put an overlay 3D logo on the thumbnails/poster in the next release, and have it output a true stereoscopic image so I don’t manually have to select it on the projector?
    Thanks for the fantastic work you guys do.

  • john May 05, 2014 

    does the stereo up-mixing apply to vid card HDMI out?

  • eric May 05, 2014 

    doesnt work on my sumvision cyclone nano

  • Haris1977 May 05, 2014 

    Crashes on live streams like mashup (sports streams)..:(

  • DJHallo May 05, 2014 

    I have found a error with the Aeon Nox style, please fix this ;)

  • moneymaker May 05, 2014 

    It’s crashing on OSX and iOS using the following add-on: USTV VoD.

    • Martijn May 05, 2014 

      re-download installs and try again

    • david May 06, 2014 

      dnd puedo ver ese complemento¿?

  • Capy May 05, 2014 


  • Otto May 05, 2014 

    Somehomw I lost parts of my database after upgrading (first I upgraded windows desktop, then 2x raspbmc).

    Other than that trouble-free and I enjoy gotham!

    • Klojum May 06, 2014 

      Yep… Microsoft has taken over XBMC ;-)

      • Klojum May 06, 2014 

        I send them a nudge. They have changed their article.

  • Paul May 05, 2014 

    anyone else have a ‘dependancies missing’ error message with Navi-X in Windows 7? and yes i know the Navi-X servers are down.

  • israel silva May 05, 2014 

    i have a customized xbmc with hevc support, why the main team did not included it on oficial version ?
    i played “the hobbit” in .hevc format flawless

  • Vito May 06, 2014 

    Where is netflix, amazon, hulu?

  • Stephen Jesse May 06, 2014 

    I downloaded this afternoon and now I’m getting no surround sound. It was working great under frodo. But now everything is in stereo which is not good. I’m using the optical connection because my receiver didn’t play well when switching between XBMC and WMC on Win 7 while using HDMI. It should have worked fine but I’ve moved on. I’ve tried changing the audio output to ever version available and I have verified that the file is at least 5.1. Any suggestions?

    • Stephen Jesse May 07, 2014 

      Found the answer the skin I’m using was not allowing me to see the advanced features that allowed me to do the pass thru audio. Aeon is at best of time a fairly confusing skin to navigate given all the options just thought they would make that one easier to find. Frankly I have to revert to original skin to enable to features so that I could finally have my surround sound back. Wish upgrading the app would have been a little less traumatic but I’m sure in the end all will be better for it.

  • uomiarz May 06, 2014 

    Congrats Team XBMC
    THX !

  • nikos May 06, 2014 

    In rasberry, the new version, can we change the keyboard language or is still in english only?

  • MrAlwaysAway May 06, 2014 

    Its keep on crashing xbmc on mac mini mavericks

  • Jimbo Latte May 06, 2014 

    Amazing work, thank you! Works like a charm on the Raspi now.

  • Rickard May 06, 2014 

    I find it pretty sad that you have given up on the remote controller for Android and as everyone else just keep making apps for god awful ios.

    • eema May 06, 2014 

      There is already a way better alternative than the ios app in android. Yatse. Very well supported. What’s the problem with that app?

    • Stranger May 07, 2014 

      I agree, I still use the official XBMC remote for Android and I would love to see more support for it.

      I have tired Yatse a few times but I always go back to the official remote. I suppose it could be because I have been using XBMC since it was stable on the orginal XBox and the official remote shares a similar layout to the XBox DVD remote, but I certainly prefer the official version over Yatse.

      LiveTV and EPG support would be a welcome addition, I am running XBMC on a Raspberry Pi connected to an old CRT television in the bedroom and text is difficult to read, being able to use the EPG via remote would be great.

      Please show the Android version some love!

  • rabtek May 06, 2014 

    It’s crashing on raspbmc using the following add-on: weebtv.

    • rabtek May 06, 2014 

      re-downloading install and now is ok :)

  • kaltenbecher May 06, 2014 

    The next shitty Update that broke my Plugins. Thank you very much for wasting my Time again.
    Xbmc Updates will be switched off forever.

    • Nathan Betzen May 06, 2014 

      No problem! Thanks for your support of this free software!

      • K2B May 06, 2014 

        Another satisfied customer.

  • kalhimeo May 06, 2014 

    Because there are never enough thank message, here is mine :)
    Contributing developers did a wonderful job, keep up the good work on this fantastic project !

  • Adam F May 06, 2014 

    Some serious issues with this release it seems. Live streams just shutdown XBMC in Mint 16. With Ubuntu 14 I can’t get a single thing to work. XBMC will install but nothing plays, it just shuts down.

  • sam May 06, 2014 

    could someone help me with this error http://sv.tinypic.com/r/1607v48/8 I have os x 10.8.5
    btw xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta4-i386 work fine on my system but the stable version wont with either x86 or 64 bit :(

  • tui May 06, 2014 

    OUTSTANDING!!with the new build it works like a charm on my MK809II!! Great job guys!really appreciated!

  • tetumbo May 06, 2014 

    Hello, i can’t watching HD movie with dts or AC3, on my ubuntu, XBMC shuts down. It did’nt with the previous versions.

    • Nathan Betzen May 06, 2014 

      On the chance that you are bumping into the vdpau problem that others have reported, we’ve got a fix in the works. If not, you might consider reporting it in the forums with a debug log.

  • qryber May 06, 2014 

    hi, I have a question regarding new subtitle service… is it possible to set download path for subtitles as \subs folder next to video? that was possible with the subtitle add-on in Frodo…

  • M D May 06, 2014 

    Where are the i386 XBMCbuntu builds? :(

  • Thieske May 06, 2014 

    Currently I am using a Minix Neo X7 device (android).

    At the moment I am using the “XMBC Minix Edition” and not the “normal/” xbmc edition at this website. My current Minix Firmware version 008 and uses the Preloaded official XBMC MINIX Edition, version 12.4.

    The OTA push for Minix Firmware version 010 will be available on the 2nd week of May.
    After upgradng it still will uses the XBMC Minix Edition version 12.4

    XBMC has officially released the XBMC v13 (Gotham).

    I know the minix version is specially for the minix device, but I am wondering if anybody knows the real difference between both versions and of course which version I can use best ? Is XBMC 13 better than the Minix XBMC edition v 12.4?

    By the way, a problem that I have with the XBMC Mnix Edition 12.4 (firmware 008) is that there is sometimes an audio/ sound problem/bug. During the movie sometimes the Sound/Audio disappear for just a second. Often several times after each other. The movie/ TV serie does not have any problems and normally continue. Does anybody know if these problems are gone in the new version ?

  • Pennywize May 06, 2014 

    On the apple TV 2, I ssh and use the following command: apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 but it keeps saying I already have the latest version? I’m still on Frodo. Can’t get it to update.

    • joshojwen May 07, 2014 

      try ‘apt-get update’ first

  • joe May 06, 2014 

    Great job guys. Looks so much more polished. I love it

    To everyone reporting “bugs” please visit the forum. This is not a place to report bugs. This is to give thanks and maybe (maybe) ask questions about new features

    Again, great job guys!

  • daloukas May 06, 2014 

    Hello xbmc team i have 2 Amlogic S802 Quad Core up to 2.0GHz (Cortex A9) Octa core ARM Mali 450 GPU Tronsmart Vega S89 Bluetooth 4K box and i install the new release but is got to many problems with it first the on live stream the colors is not write video crash when is played
    i re install 12.3 is more stable on my new box.i hope you will fix this issues.thanks again

  • @carlosaaranha May 06, 2014 

    Works fine here on mac.
    Faster, much faster

    Nice job u guys

  • Yusuf May 06, 2014 

    Hi Guys,

    Having an issue with this release of 13.0 on OS X. Im running 10.9.2 and all I get is the XBMC logo when starting up. Nothing else, any idea anyone?


    • Yusuf May 10, 2014 

      Hey Guys,

      I have sort of figured out a way to get it working if you were having this issue. You need to navigate to ~/Library/Application Support. Scroll to the bottom and you will find the XBMC folder. I pretty much just trashed the entire folder as I did not know which file inside was causing the issue and it has fixed the issue. XBMC starts up with no issue at all. Hope this helps guys!

  • nagulan May 07, 2014 

    Hi Guys, Help me…

    I have install gotham when I install plugin.video.livestreams I got error Dependies not met???? please help me to solve this problem.

    • Martijn May 08, 2014 

      Ask addon author.

  • forcedalias May 07, 2014 

    You guys are awesome. Thanks for releasing this.

    Regrettably, unless JezzX updates PM3.HD for Gotham, or I figure out how to modify Confluence to add custom views to movie library screen, I’m precluded from using this fantastic new version. :(

  • hitch0kns May 07, 2014 

    After update, I can’t configure wifi. Network-Manager not working, it says incompatible.

    Please, Help!

    • hitch0kns May 07, 2014 

      Just to make things a little clear, I install the Crystalbuntu version.

  • iSvein May 07, 2014 

    Crashes as soon as I try to play any movie.
    OSX 10.9 64bit

    32bit version works fine it seems.

  • peter May 07, 2014 

    Android download only a zip file, not apk file.
    How do you install this.

  • Stephen May 07, 2014 

    Fantastic work again guys! Gotham is amazing and runs much quicker on the pi now. I am going to donate to the project.

  • MDW May 07, 2014 

    AirPlay in XBMC13 release worked well. However after released yesterday fix, the AirPlay doesn’t work again.

    • Chrono280 May 14, 2014 

      Airplay still doesn’t work for me under Gotham release on ATV1 (silver) Crystalbuntu. Can confirm it worked pre-ios7.

      Grrr Apple…

  • amegun May 08, 2014 

    Sadly this don’t work on XP, but would be great if it does, will have to stay with the previous version…

    • Joe May 08, 2014 

      Use openelec or dual boot XBMCbuntu. Otherwise, you’ll be on 12.3 for life until you upgrade your OS.

  • Johan May 08, 2014 

    Wow, amazing job, many thanks and keep on going with the best mediacenter software in the universe. It works like a charm on Rasp-pi!!!!
    Again Great Job!!

    Raspberry Pi Rises with Gotham! :-)

  • DeKraker May 08, 2014 

    Great work you guys!!

    Gotham is truly a great experience!
    Keep up the good work!

  • tillmoss May 08, 2014 

    Bad release. Some mkv video file are not recognized by XBMC. Ghotam have created a new database “MyVideos78″ and it not accepted “MyVideos75″. I have returned to 12.3 best and stable.

    • Joe May 08, 2014 

      Most likely a bad setup on your part. No one else is having issues like that. Look inward before outward.

  • soliter26 May 08, 2014 

    After the installation over the Frodo 12.3 Gotham works fine. Of course many addons do not work especially from superrepo. I have the feeling, that the sound is now better, I mean clearer.
    One issue still remains – for me it is quite important – I use as a backend DVB viewer on windows 8. The channel switching on live TV is extremely slow – 24seconds – absolutely unacceptable. And yes – it is allowed to use time shift. Without the time shit it works fine – cca 3 seconds. But anyway, thanks for your hard work guys. Is there any possibility to fix the problem with channel switching time on live TV? Best regards from Czech

  • soliter26 May 08, 2014 

    One more comment – How can I search subtitles on different servers like titulky.com, edna or podnadpisy? Is it just hidden in menu or totally gone?

  • FrancoisD May 08, 2014 


    I cannot make a git clone with this url : https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/tree/Gotham
    May I find the git link is on that page ?

    I download the RC1 via the “zip download” link but i want to update my release by using the “git pull” command.

    If i use the “git://github.com/xbmc/xbmc.git”, i’ll have what version ? 12.3 ? 13 ?

    • Martijn May 09, 2014 

      all info is on github how to properly do it. makes no sense doing this in our blog post

      • FrancoisD May 09, 2014 

        Ok, i’m going to ask on the forum.

        On the XBMC Github, even if i change the branch, the “HTTPS Clone” link on the right doesn’t change. I think I’m missing something…

  • Don Hatcher May 08, 2014 

    I suggest backing your library and doing a fresh install… I installed over Frodo and had issues with crashing. Uninstalled old version and installed 13 fresh. Have had no problems since.

  • Livid May 08, 2014 

    Thanks for the great work with Gotham especially when it comes to performance!

  • JohnG May 08, 2014 

    Installed to ARM processor based android 4.1 pc. When I start it it runs thru the preparing for first time use . Then finishes OK.
    But then when I try and run it, I get message “XBMC Not Responding”.

  • BigJRM May 09, 2014 

    I’ve been running Gotham for 4 days now. It is TOTALLY AWESOME! I just love the new splash screen, the glowing blue and overglow (on our 60 inch Sharpe TV) just ROCKS! I gotta say, “TEAM XBMC IS FANTASTIC!” THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    I’m surprised that a 512MB powered Raspberry Pie has the capacity to run XBMC. Does it actually display 1920 X 1080 P videos? If it does, I may have to build one.
    Thanks again guys for such a wonderful play-all media center.

    • Gary Herbert May 09, 2014 

      as long as they are encoded in h.264 then yes it will play 1080p perfectly fine as it has hardware decoding.

  • René May 09, 2014 

    Is the DVD play isseu been solved in Gotham so i can play my TS folders again?

  • Mohsin May 09, 2014 

    Excellent. Congratulations on this wonderful work.
    Running on home htpc and Google nexus. It rocks !
    Planning on adding Raspberry Pi to the mix.

  • Kenny Tait May 09, 2014 

    Y won’t this new update work on my andriod box. It plays sound but no picture

  • Ulrich May 09, 2014 

    Great Job, works perfectly on Win8.1 64 Bit and on Raspberry PI with Openelec!
    Thank you, you’re awesome!

  • Mics May 10, 2014 

    Hi and thank you very much for your hard work and effort to make this the greatest media centre software out there. However I do have some sound issues with Gotham xbmc 13 on xbmcbuntu. My setup: Corei3, zotac geforce 430 zone edition connected to my denon avr 4520 with HDMI. I stream movies from nas server. I upgraded from Frodo 12.3 and after that i could not get any other sound than stereo. After trying various options i decided to do a clean install. I now have the option to select 5.1/7.1 but there are no option in xbmc like dts-hd master compatible receiver etc. When i play a DTS-HD master track, it simply is output as multi ch in on the receiver. The same for Dolby True HD and DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1. Does anybody know why there are no options for the DTS-HD master and Dolby true HD anymore? With Frodo 12.3 i never had a problem. The correct output was displayed on my AVR with Frodo 12.3. Hope someone can help. But once again thanks for alle your hard work.

    • wsnipex May 10, 2014 

      remove pulseaudio

      • Mics May 12, 2014 

        Thank you for your reply, may I ask how to remove the pulseaudio? Could you write the command for me? I have tried sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio but it says there is no pulseaudio on my system. I cannot figure it out. Thanks in advance.

  • Rob May 10, 2014 

    Great job!!! I love it. GOTHAM!!!

  • xbmcer May 10, 2014 

    FIX thae damn SFTP connections / sources problems from xbmc already !

    • Kibje May 12, 2014 

      That attitude will not bring you very far, and it won’t inspire anyone to help you.

      Please remember this is an open project and noone gets paid to do anything.
      Why don’t YOU fix the issue if you are so fixated on it ?

  • ikke May 11, 2014 

    Thnx XBMC team.
    Great job!

  • Fire May 11, 2014 

    Thank you!!
    Fellows, it is time to donate! Let’s keep this project running ;)


  • Luka May 11, 2014 

    Sound pass through does not work… it always puts the processor to multi ch mode, never dts or dd. Fix it please!
    Also, many UI items overlap…
    (MacMini 2012 i5)
    THX :)

  • Boris May 11, 2014 

    So when will there be an android app that is able to edit all the settings of XBMC from the phone/tablet?

    • Kibje May 12, 2014 

      As soon as someone creates one I guess :)
      It should be technically possible now that the new settings system is in place.

  • Adi May 11, 2014 

    after i updated my XBMC to 13, all my skin add ons became unsupported
    can you tell me how to use them again?

  • Drew B. Dennis May 12, 2014 

    Thanks guys for all of the hard work.

  • George86 May 12, 2014 

    Hi guys, thanks for the good work….

    Is there anything wrong with thetvdb? In the last couple of days my tv series episodes turned to alphabetically sorted, and i have no idea how to change this….

    Am I the only one??? :)

  • Mark May 12, 2014 

    Well done.

    If I Download manually Subtitle from Subcentral.de is there a huge delay(4sec) and it is not possible to adjust the delay through Subtitle offset. It geting worst in the advanced Movie (up to 40sec) A lot of crashs and broken Addons.

    This release was a bit overhasty, in my opinion.

    I guess its the to rollback to 12.3 till this is fixed.

  • Ton May 12, 2014 

    I have now experienced several times that all fan art is suddenly missing and it is not possible to retrieve this anymore. I believe (not certain) this happens when switching skins.

    Using XBMC/Gotham RC/OSX 10.9.2

  • Tina F. May 12, 2014 

    Awesome work guys and the Name “Helix” for your next Release is good choice!

  • Teus May 12, 2014 

    I cant install it, i run Windows XP on my computer by my TV, not enuff power to upgrade to newer Windows.. Any fix for this?!

  • b1k3rdude May 12, 2014 

    “- Drop of support for Windows XP. Due to upgrades in the way we build XBMC, it is no longer possible to install or run XBMC on Windows XP. For current XP users we can suggest installing OpenELEC”

    The above really isnt an option because –

    1. for those of us stuck with XP. as we are limited by hardware. As in I have a CRT connected via component and any OS above Xp wont support a disp.res. above
    640*680 due to hollywood bullshit DRM thats part of Vista and above.
    2. No Linux distro to date will install without me having to pluging in an external monitor. I always either get a nothing on screen or when i do its all fubard..

    Please make a version that can work under XP.

    • Martijn May 12, 2014 

      No we will not. You can still use Frodo 12.3

  • Luke May 12, 2014 

    Youtube login isnt working for me anymore i did the Youtubelogin.py thing on 12.2 which made it work however its not letting me log in anymore why! Also my Yatse app isnt connecting to the Raspberry Pi Openelec.

  • fr0sty May 13, 2014 

    First of all thanks for the new release! And second, i’m having some problems with my browser session in the background on windows running the Grooveshark website for music. It seems that after i start XBMC the sound from the browser just stops.

  • Cal May 14, 2014 

    Thanks guys, this release is great! I installed it on my MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and ATV2 without a hitch. It is so much faster, which especially is fantastic on the ATV2 which was getting really slow loading my large library.

    There may be a few jerks complaining but know that millions of fans are using XBMC and loving it. Keep up the good work!

  • Greg Peck. May 16, 2014 

    Why are subtitle options hidden in the ‘audio’ menu? Never thought of looking in there. Very user unfriendly. Reading has nothing to do with listening.

  • Gary May 17, 2014 

    No Reason to update yet .. There at version 13.4
    Wait Wait Wait ….,,,,,,

  • Shuvro May 19, 2014 

    i install xbmc 13-0-gotham rises on my Measy B4K Allwinner TV BOX .
    I got only sound no video. how can i fix it pls help.
    Frodo 12.3 was working fine.
    Please, HELP

    • s Jun 03, 2014 

      i am also facing similar problem. The video play in background so i used to change the type of video in setting, like Auto_biblic vice versa, and it work. but not fixed solution searching so same.

  • Mike May 20, 2014 

    Awesome work! One problem, though. There doesn’t seem to be any PVR addons in the Android x86 version yet. When can we expect these?

  • Paul Kelly May 24, 2014 

    I am running Frodo on multiple platforms. three are Android, one Ubuntu, and one windows. Two of the android devices are MyGica Enjoy TV boxes I have to continually rebuild the Video Addons as the devices run out of space roughly once a week. This is primarily due to Caching and Thumbnails. There needs to be a way to move caching to the larger Less volatile extenal SD card or to the External USB drive.
    The specs of the MyGica box is
    CPU: ARM Cortex A9 DCore
    GPU: Mali-400MP2 DCore
    RAM: 1Gb DDR3
    Flash: 4Gb
    OS: Android 4.1
    External SD car I am using is 16Gb with 11Gb free
    External HDD is a Half Terra Byte.
    The external SD is rarely ever removed, while the HDD is used to record F1 on a HD set to box. :D
    If It is possible to move the cahing and transient files to the External SD card that would free up a lot of space on the Internal SD.
    I have read through the Gotham write up and see nothing mentioned about space. I know there is a script that can be used to clean up, but I feel it should be inbuilt with XBMC not soemthing to be added as an after thought.

    Cheers PK

  • superbluedub May 24, 2014 

    Hi xbmc for android wont download onto my lg tablet,whats the problem?nothing happens when i click the arm,please help.

  • Max May 24, 2014 

    how can I update to the patched version from 13.0 on Ubuntu 14.04?

  • justice May 25, 2014 

    LIVE STREAM PROBLEM. Help please.After update xbmc frodo to xbmc 13.0 Gothan All the live streams in SportDevil, Mashup. Aljazeera etc are not working. When I try to play any live stream it crush and shutdown. And the PVR addons in xbmc.org are empty. And many add ons are incompatible. Help please.

    • Martijn May 25, 2014 

      We do not support any piracy addon like Mashup. Install 13.1b2 for the rest.
      Incompatible Add-ons are not our problem. This was mentioned many many times in every blog post.

  • JP May 26, 2014 

    After upgrade my Network Manager doesnt seem to work (on the addon installation screen i get “incompatible”) any ideas?

  • ferrel May 28, 2014 

    This Gotham was a step backwards. I can’t get hd-audio anymore.

  • ferrel May 28, 2014 

    …so its back to Frodo until you fix that.

  • ferrel May 28, 2014 

    I just want to know WHY you dropped hd-audio support?

    • Martijn May 28, 2014 

      Read the Gotham FAQ pages before making false claims.

  • ferrel May 28, 2014 

    I can see that they are claiming that Gotham plays HD-audio, but in reality there aint no such thing. There are no settings (Windows version) for TrueHD capable receiver or DTS-HD capable receiver or even plain DTS. And when I play HD-audio content my receiver shows only multichannel. In Frodo there was no such a problem. If there is way to get those I would like to hear it. Can you please tell me how?

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