As you may know, XBMC developers have been working on XBMC for Android for a while, and have recently released XBMC 12.0 RC3 for Android APK. The only problem is that, apart from devices based on AMLogic AML8726-M1/3, many platforms still do not support video hardware decoding, so this must be handled by software. As the CPUs in most devices are not powerful enough to decode HD videos, some people have provided instructions to use an external player, for example with Telechips TCC8925 and Diceplayer. This is not ideal because you basically lose XBMC user interface during video playback, but it’s a good workaround until XBMC 4 Android supports more platforms. However, you still need to edit some config files by yourself. That’s why the guys at XBMCHUB have decided to release an XBMC for Android APK where all the configuration is done for you, so that you can get full hardware acceleration for XBMC on your Android device by just following two steps:
- Install MX Player from Google Play
- Install XAF Custom Build of XBMC for NEON Set Top Boxes, NEON Touch Screen Devices, orNon-NEON Touch Screen Devices
You’re done. Now just launch XBMC, and you should be able to play your high bitrate 1080P videos smoothly on your Android tablet, mini PC or set-top box. I haven’t tried it yet.
This custom XBMC for Android version is bundled with the following add-ons:
- NuskuNetworks Addon Repo
- XBMCHUB Addon Repo
- Project Free TV
- TV Links
- Fast Pass TV
- Fox News
- TED Talks
- XBMC Log Uploader
In case MX Player does not work on your device, you can also use XBMC with others players, namely: MX Player Pro, TPlayer, DicePlayer, RockPlayer, RockPlayer2, BSPlayer Free, Moboplayer, mVideoPlayer, vPlayer, Wondershare Player or Archos Video Player. You’ll need to modify playercorefactory.xml file to point to your chosen media player.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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