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XBMC Eden Now Available!

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

This day has finally come… XBMC v11.0 or Eden has finally been released after a year in the making. The XBMC team have done an absolutely fantastic job and have created in my opinion the greatest media centre software available to date. With this new version it brings a vast amount of improvements and bug fixes. The main improvements being dirty-region rendering and the new JPEG decoder, a simpler, better library, movie set scraping, additional protocol handling, better networking support, better handling of unencrypted BluRay content and structures, adjustable display refresh rate in OSX (to match the already available feature in Windows and Linux), AirPlay support and an upgraded weather service with geoip lookup to name a few.

This release also brings with it the release of XBMCbuntu Final which is a replacement for XBMC-Live so if you wanting to get all of the benefits or a Live machine also with a desktop interface go check it out.

As usual you can easily install or upgrade to Eden via the XBMC Downloads page here.

For all of you iOS users you can simply go into Cydia and upgrade XBMC.

If you are running an XBMC-Live machine you can follow my guide here to update.

For more info on XBMC Eden you can see the official post here.

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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 Beta 2 Available Now!

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Good news XBMCers, Eden Beta 2 is now available for us all. Lots of fixes have been made 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. All Beta 1 users are encouraged to update immediately to fix a scraper error that causes XBMC to crash.

You can find the latest Beta 2 files here.

If you are running Live there unfortuantely is still no official update, but you can update to the latest nightlies by following my guide here.

iOS users can just update via Cydia.

Boxee Box Firmware v1.2.1.20451 released

October 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Boxee team released the official firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link. The official firmware contains many fixes, mainly for the SMB sharing issues, syncing, and streaming issues.

Bug fixes

Networking & File Playback

  • Inconsistency when trying to access a password protected share of Windows 7 via SMB
  • SMB mount fails with Invalid argument error
  • SMB fails to mount with error “Key has expired”
  • Fail to access or create SMB password protected shares when the password contains special characters
  • Mounting SMB CIFS password protected share is missing the domain parameter
  • SMB shares are only mounted to hosts which are found by boxee network discovery
  • SMB browsing into WORKGROUP fails
  • When adding an SMB password protected file source manually, boxee writes the password and user name in the log
  • SMB shares cannot be accessed on a Synology NAS when disabling the guest account
  • Using wrong credentials to access a SMB password protected share will fail and prompt user and pass dialog until reboot
  • Browsing into password protected SMB directory fails with error Operation not supported
  • Fail to access or create SMB password protected shares when the password contains special characters
  • Users is prompted for pre-defined password when accessing protected SMB sources
  • Subtitles show up as “unknown” instead of the proper language with embedded subs in MKVs
  • MKV playback over UPnP drops out after ~ 48 minutes
  • Cannot seek in MKV videos on UPnP
  • 2 channel FLAC always converted to 48 Khz PCM on HDMI interface if EDID is disabled
  • Boxee will only output 96Khz and 88.2 Khz PCM over HDMI if EDID is enabled in the Boxee settings
  • 88Khz FLAC and WAV files result in silent playback
  • Subtitles timing problem causes overlay
  • Song title in upper OSD disappear only every second select click
  • AC-3 Audio volume is lower than previous version
  • MPEG4 with packed bitstreams didn’t work
  • WMV streaming out of sync
  • Small ISO files would not fast forward / rewind
  • WMV/MMS streaming issues
  • Dropouts on AC-3 audio

Apps

  • UStream Lounge search/browse features stopped working
  • The Gymbox application not loading workouts
  • Accuweather App – hourly forecast is showing daily forecast data
  • HDHomeRun .strm files no longer work
  • Speed TV: Labels in List Container are scrolling

Interface

  • Boxee crash when trying to move up from the most upper line in the Share Dialog edit box

Libraries

  • After removing a channel via the channel filter it remains available in the channels list, but it’s TV episodes are no longer available
  • Marking a TV show as watched doesn’t work

Browser

  • Remove redundant video controls from Bloomberg video
  • Audio stopped working after YouTube (appeared for other flash websites as well)

Localization

  • Localization sync for Accuweather
  • Norwegian translation errors
  • Italian translation errors

Misc.

  • Logitech keyboard controller K700 support
  • AirPlay support for iOS 5 devices

Firmware available here.

More information can be found below:

http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=44839

Enabling AirPlay for XBMC

September 8, 2011 1 comment

The Video AirPlay functionality has been added to the development version of XBMC. No manual adjustments are needed at this stage to enable Airplay within XBMC.

Ensure you are running the latest pre-Eden build of XBMC.

Then just enable the the feature below to enable AirPlay within XBMC.

The current implementation of Airplay doesn’t support Audio streaming (AirTunes). This feature is however a work in progress:

https://github.com/Memphiz/xbmc/commits/airtunes/

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