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XBMC Eden RC1 Available Now!

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment


Well hows about that… only hours after posting about the imminent release of RC1 it has landed on the XBMC mirrors. Though from what has been covered in the forum its not without it share of issues straight off the bat. Not so good for a RC1 build but some forum members have resolved the issue quick smart, see below for the fix if you have laggy video or video out of sync. This build is also having some hiccups for XBMCbuntu builds for now so keep an eye out for an update soon. For the brief release notes see below:

  • Given preference to external subtitles over internal subtitles
  • Updated a number of XBMC translations for final release
  • Resolved a number of outstanding Airplay issues
  • Allowed specified movie sets to be sorted by title, rather than year, without changing the default sort order on other sets.
  • Weather location lookup via IP

More info can be found here on the XBMC.org site.

Downloads for all builds can be found here: Downloads

If you are running an XBMCLive machine, you can update to the latest version by following my guide here.

Laggy video / video out of sync fix is now in Eden RC2, find more info here.

XBMC Eden RC1 Almost here!

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

The first release candidate version of XBMC is imminent. According to the commits on github the versions numbers have changed as the “pre-” has been removed from the Repos. To use a Eden skin with RC1 the skin version has to be set to at least 3.0 so say goodbye to backwards compatibility.

See more info below on Github:

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/f489fd8d74696a06d22bbe94f2ccf18687a9e2b8
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/6d433406097b79e822332649b7e0ebbd3f1d0fb5
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commit/f1d92d9fc75bf8b1d1289425ddb5bb7e13e8362b

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Boxee Box Beta 2 Firmware v1.5.1.23731 released

February 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Updates are coming thick and fast now, thanks to the Boxee team. This Beta 2 release fixes many more bugs and improves on the awesomeness that is Boxee.

Bug fixes

Live TV

  • When you have more than 2 friends watching the same show, none is presented
  • Live TV: Audio / Video sync problem

Networking & File Playback

  • Folder browsing stack not cleared when using sidebar menu to switch browsing target
  • HDMI Audio failed to initialize error forces reboot to play any video and get audio output (AVR turned off)
  • Loud distorted sound over SPDIF when playing MP3 audio using wolfgang’s vault app
  • Stacked files: SMB password shown in file path
  • Some 720p XviD avi plays choppy, stuttering

Applications

  • Video/audio skip with netflix

Interface

  • Greyed out image overlay via watched TV shows should be removed and just the green watched icon should be displayed
  • There is no focus in browser history screen
  • Reduce presence of the pause icon in OSD
  • Update the CC icon in OSD to a new one to reflect current scope of the dialog
  • Show IMDB rating with decimal point.

Remote

  • Web interface (i.e. iPhone remote) does not accept lowercase L character entry

Localization

  • Portuguese translation (pt-br) issues in firmware 1.5

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=55357

XBMC Eden Beta 3 Available Now!

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Argh don’t know how I missed this one, but XBMC Eden Beta 3 has been released to the masses along with the highly anticipated XBMCbuntu. The new XBMCbuntu allows for multiple uses on your XBMC install, not only the traditional XBMCLive style interface which loads XMBC but you can also access a full LXDE Desktop Interface so you can use a web browser, like the built in Chromium for example.

As ususual there have been a large amount of fixes applied to this release, for more info check out the post on the XBMC site here.

Also if you are planning to update your XBMCLive machine you can follow my post here to do so.

If your wanting to try out the new XBMCbuntu install you can find the files here.

Boxee Box Beta 1 Firmware v1.5.1.23679 released

February 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Whoops looks like I fell asleep for this one, but the Boxee team have released another Beta firmware for the Boxee Box, this time its not an RC or alpha but its labelled Beta 1 and it comes with a few more bug fixes and improvements:

Live TV

  • Cannot launch Live TV after a successful scan
  • Zip Code on Live TV needs to be mandatory, currently you can leave blank and select Next
  • Live TV edit channel caused a crash

Networking & File Playback

  • Cannot skip audio tracks (mp3 mainly) when playing video and audio
  • Video too slow, sound normal, playback unwatchable; AVI MSMPEG4 Video with mp3 Audio
  • Loud audio distortion on non-bitstreamed sources
  • Low resolution XviD/DivX videos playback is slow, stutters and dying audio

Libraries

  • “A” and “The” are ignored but “An” is not (for Ignore Prefixes for Local Content on Sort setting)

Browser

  • Browser Redirect Bug (pop up management), selection added under Settings>System>Browser

Interface

  • Episode thumbnails are too small
  • Greyed out image overlay via watched TV shows should be removed and just the green watched icon should be displayed
  • Error in Swedish translations
  • Browsing for subtitles does not load

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=53730

Boxee Box Firmware v1.5.0.23643 released

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

It seems that the Boxee team are keeping on their toes of late. They have just released a nice new Bug Fix firmware for all of us users that have had issues with Subtitles of late. Also there have been a few more changes to low res XviD/DivX playback.

Bug fix’s :

  • Video too slow, sound normal, playback unwatchable; AVI MSMPEG4 Video with MP3 Audio
  • Loud audio distortion on non-bitstreamed sources
  • Regression: Browsing for subtitles does not load
  • Error in Swedish translations
  • Low resolution XviD/DivX videos playback is slow, stutters and dying audio.
  • Regression: boxee crash when canceling the manual resolving process (using NFO)

Firmware available here.
Remember to rename the file to boxee.iso before loading it to your unit :)

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=53116

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