Posts by: Nathan Betzen

A Little Community Growth

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 21, 2014 in Site News
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In this post we aren’t announcing anything or releasing anything or even providing how-to guides.¬†Instead, in honor of our 75,000th fan on Facebook, I’d just like to take a step back and consider the past few years of XBMC community growth. Some History Way back in 2010, I decided to create a new job for …

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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – Beta 3 Returns

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 01, 2014 in Site News
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Once again with Beta 3 we are looking at almost entirely fixes rather than features. Still, many of those fixes are worth mentioning in an abbreviated change log, and at least one is worth bringing up by name. Ever since the release of iOS 7, Airplay support in XBMC has suffered. Fortunately, thanks to generous …

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April fools: Introducting XBMC 14 – The Hoff

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 01, 2014 in Site News
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Note: This is of course an April fools prank. The real name is still to be determined! Amid all this news of the XBMC 13 release (Just now hitting Beta 3), we have some developers who are beginning to submit features for the upcoming XBMC 14, which, of course, means we finally need to settle …

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XBMC 13.0 Gotham – The Beta 2 We Deserve

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 17, 2014 in Site News
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It’s been a mere 13 days since beta 1 came out, and already we’re ready for beta 2. This is almost entirely a “fix” beta release, meaning no new features, only a more rock solid foundation. Still, many of those fixes are worth mentioning in an abbreviated change log. For a more full rundown of …

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XBMC shirts and hoodies sale, now with new colors, but less than a week left

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 12, 2014 in Site News

This is just a quick reminder for those of you not on the social networks that the XBMC Beta shirt and hoodie sale has less than a week to go, and after that we won’t be selling this particular design again, possibly forever. Also, since the beta 1 announcement, we’ve added a few more shirt …

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XBMC at SCALE 2014 (Plus Google On Air Hangout)

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 18, 2014 in Site News
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Greetings XBMC users in the southern California region! We’d like to take this time to formally invite you to come visit us at our booth at the Southern California Linux Expo this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 22nd-23rd) at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Manning the booth this year are natethomas (Nathan Betzen), Keith (Keith …

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Server Issues: Solved

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 16, 2013 in Site News
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We are pleased to announce that the XBMC download and addon servers are back up and running. We’ve switched over to some newer, faster hardware, and after a few hiccups, it appears the problems that have been hounding us for the past week or so have finally been resolved. The only remaining issue is one …

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Server Issues

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 12, 2013 in Site News
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If you’ve tried to download XBMC, update an addon, or download a new addon over the past few days, you may have noticed that our servers have been behaving poorly. Let me begin by assuring you that we believe we have tracked down the issue to a malfunctioning piece of code on our primary mirror …

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Making Subtitle Search Better

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 15, 2013 in Site News

We’d like to take a minute to quickly announce that we’ve dramatically changed the way subtitle search works under the hood in XBMC. In XBMC 12.2, all subtitle search services are part of a single piece of code that comes in the form of the XBMC Subtitles addon that is released by Team XBMC. This …

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XBMC DevCon 2013 LiveBlog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 11, 2013 in Site News
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Good morning, Germany! This live blog is intended to keep users up to date with DevCon conversations. I’ll likely update roughly once at the change of each hour, so there’s no real reason to constantly hit refresh. If you don’t see an update on the hour, I’ll hold back up updating until the next hour. …

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About XBMC

XBMC is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. XBMC is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.