XBMC developers have just announced the release of XBMC 12.0 (Frodo) which is available for desktop platforms (OSX, Linux / Ubuntu, Windows), Apple TV, iOS, Android (HW support limited), and even as a specific build for the Raspberry Pi.
Other key features for this release include:
- HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via XBMC AudioEngine
- 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 accommodate numerous additional image types and more interesting and complex skins
- 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. If you language is not fully available, you can easily contribute here.
For a more complete list of changes, check out the Changelog.
To install XBMC 12 Frodo, download the version for your platform. Readers of this blog, you may especially be interested in FAQ for Android and Raspberry Pi. There are currently only 3 models/brands of Android set-top-boxes (All AMLogic based devices) that are known to work properly with XBMC:
- Pivos XIOS DS (Pivos hired 2 XBMC developers full time to do XBMC for Android development)
- Various G-box models (e.g. G-Box Midnight)
- Geniatech / Mygica ATV1200
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.