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darcilicious
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Forest Grove, OR
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·Frontier FiOS

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[Updated] [Free] XBMC Media Player 12.0 'Frodo' released

Everyone at Team XBMC is proud and excited to announce the long awaited XBMC 12 “Frodo.” Features for XBMC 12 include:

  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine (OSX/iOS not yet available)
  • 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 and more interesting and complex skins
  • 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
  • Video library tags to complement movie sets
  • Advanced UPnP sharing
  • Default video languages now match the language being used by XBMC
  • Translations now powered by Transifex


»xbmc.org/
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♬ Dragon of good fortune struggles with the trickster Fox ♬


Babar
Premium
join:2001-05-09
Washington
Thanks!

I'm a tiny bit nervous about upgrading, since Eden is working so well for me.

I might wait a bit...
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"Geez, I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake."


chachazz
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join:2003-12-14
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·TELUS
reply to darcilicious
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Thanks darcilicious See Profile; heading over to get it.
Great Media Center software and the artwork is cool too..



sbconslt

join:2009-07-28
Los Angeles, CA
reply to darcilicious
I upgraded from Eden. Impressions:

- It's faster, startup and shutdown particularly

- The new audio engine is causing abnormally low gain on my analog audio out that I have not figured out how to circumvent
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anime44dotco

@sbcglobal.net
reply to darcilicious
XBMC is great when you can gat what you wanna watch. Too many times you get error messages instead if the show(s) you want to watch. I gave up on it. Just don't enjoy staring at error messages.


darcilicious
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Forest Grove, OR
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Software media streamers like this do best with local content (DVD rips, etc). Many plugins to get at online streaming are "hacks" of various sorts and/or suffer from their own popularity.

If you're looking for a lot of online access, get a Roku (and maybe install Plex Media Server instead for local content -- there's a Roku channel for Plex, for example, so you can the best of both worlds).
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♬ Dragon of good fortune struggles with the trickster Fox ♬


Babar
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join:2001-05-09
Washington
reply to sbconslt
said by sbconslt:

- The new audio engine is causing abnormally low gain on my analog audio out that I have not figured out how to circumvent

Thanks for sharing that. I'm using analog audio as well.

I'm going to wait and see how things shake out here over the next couple of weeks before giving it a try.
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"Geez, I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake."


sbconslt

join:2009-07-28
Los Angeles, CA
From what I read, it's not a defect in XBMC so much as a defect in an old audio driver. I didn't expend a lot of effort on it because I'm replacing that machine soon anyway, and hopefully the gain issues disappear with it. Anyway don't hold off just because of my report.
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Scott Brown Consulting


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
reply to darcilicious
darcilicious
I agree, I use Plex and love it. You can also install it on some TV's like my Samsung's. Works great.

But for a full HTPC with tuner , XBMC is good and flexible once you get it setup and working.


darcilicious
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said by mmainprize:

But for a full HTPC with tuner , XBMC is good and flexible once you get it setup and working.

The XBMC crew has definitely made some progress in the past year or so fur PVR/tuners. However, I invested in SageTV years ago and some awesome SageTV users wrote a Plex Server scanning agent so that SageTV recordings show up in Plex -- and for PVRs, there's nothing that compares to SageTV
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gbm97

join:2010-11-26
Monashees BC
reply to sbconslt
Thanks for the link.
Was expecting just another media player...but got way more.

I like the Vista Media Centre which XBMC is kinda like when started up...only XBMC functions.

Works well on my setup.