Posts by: Team XBMC

Updated: Possible Unreachable Time Tonight

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 29, 2011 in Site News

We will be changing registrars and nameservers for xbmc.org tonight (US time), which could lead to a brief unreachable period (via DNS) while the records propagate around the net. The move will affect this site, the forum, the wiki, trac, our email, and addons in XBMC itself. No action should be required by users or …

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XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 24, 2011 in Site News

It took a bit longer than expected due to a few bumps in the road, but we are excited to present the first preview release of (what we consider to be) the best version of the best home theater software out there. Ladies and Gentlemen, XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta 1 is available to download. The¬†sheer¬†number …

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Welcome sponsor: Weather Underground

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 10, 2011 in Site News

You may have noticed that for the past few weeks the Weather section of XBMC has become unable to provide updated information due to our default weather provider moving to a fully fee-based API. A brief scramble ensued, and the change provided the kick-in-the-pants we needed to move weather providers into our add-ons framework so …

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Addon Authors, please prepare for Eden

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 03, 2011 in Site News

This is just a quick note for addon authors. XBMC 11.0 Eden represents the first update to the addon repository since Dharma was released and a number of API changes have occurred in between these two releases. First off, our thanks to all the authors who have been keeping on top of API changes. You …

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Feature Friday: Hidden HTPCs

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 26, 2011 in Site News

For this week’s Feature Friday, we decided to go a bit different in our theme. Rather than focusing on one setup, we decided to pull together as many setups as we could under a common theme, where the winning entries would receive a Pulse Eight USB CEC Adapter or a TotalMount. (Once again, thanks to …

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Photo Challenge: Contest Closed

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 25, 2011 in Site News

Quick update: That does it folks! Thanks for your several dozen submissions. Just a quick glance tells me this is going to be a difficult one to judge. Looks like the non-busy members of the Team have some work to do.

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Photo Challenge: Hidden HTPC – Update

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 21, 2011 in Site News

As many of you know, we’ve set a challenge for this week’s Feature Friday for you to submit your best hidden HTPC. At present, we’ve already gotten quite a few entries. Keep those coming! We’d just like to update with the announcement that now we can confirm the addition of a prize for the winner …

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Don’t Look Up

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 19, 2011 in Site News

Thanks to some unexpected freeing up of time (and more news unrelated to Feature Friday), we are happy to announce that Feature Fridays are back on the menu. As always, if you have a setup you’d like featured, feel free to send it in to natethomas AT xbmc DOT org (also, see the end of …

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Brief Weather Bulletin

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 15, 2011 in Site News

As a quick followup to the previous article, we are happy to say that XBMC Eden-Pre now has working weather once again, using an addon created by Amet that connects with World Weather Online. To turn weather on, one must install a nightly build of XBMC Eden-Pre no older than 2011, Nov 15, go to …

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Weekend Weather Update

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 10, 2011 in Site News

As many of you are aware, recent API changes have forced XBMC and most XBMC-based software offshoots to change the way they handle their weather app. We have refrained from commenting until now, because the Team wanted to internally discuss what the best step forward would be. We were debating between a few different options, …

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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.