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Kodi 14.0 “Helix” alpha 2

Posted By: Martijn on Aug 11, 2014 in Site News
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Kodi 14, which we gave the codename “Helix“, is shaping up to be what is often called a “stability” release. In software development, many projects operate on a sort of tick-tock release schedule. The “tick” often introduces new features, dramatically alters the UI, and can likely dramatically alter the underlying framework of the software. The …

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XBMC 13 Gotham – on its way to Beta status

Posted By: Martijn on Jan 18, 2014 in Site News
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In the last blog post we already told you we are working hard towards a Beta release. There are still some things that need to be improved before we are confident on releasing a Beta. We will of course keep you posted when that time comes. Work continues by the developers to iron out the …

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XBMC 13 Gotham – November and December

Posted By: Martijn on Jan 05, 2014 in Site News
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With Feature Freeze now being in effect and the team is working towards a Beta release which we still have not set a release day for, the last two months have had tons of new additions and fixes to XBMC, both major and minor. A quick look at the change log shows well over 800 …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham: Note to Add-on developers

Posted By: Martijn on Nov 20, 2013 in Site News
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As we now have reached feature freeze as you have read here, it’s safe to say that there will be no more fundamental changes done that would greatly influence the work that developers need to do to get ready for Gotham. This doesn’t mean changes are excluded but they should be minimal. Skins Skins will …

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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 13 Gotham – September and October

Posted By: Martijn on Nov 04, 2013 in Site News
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Because of our Devcon 2013 meeting we were to busy  to put up a decent monthly blog post. So let’s sum up the changes done so far after the September cyle. September cycle ActiveAE – A Simpler Approach to Audio With the September month’s alpha, we are also excited to introduce ActiveAE, an engine for …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – August Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Sep 05, 2013 in Site News
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For those keeping track, we’ve just completed alpha #7 in the August cycle, which includes two absolutely massive new features: Stereoscopic 3D support and Android Hardware video decoding. As always, the monthly alpha build is available on our Snapshots page, and the typical warning applies: this is alpha software; things are very likely to break. …

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XBMC 13 -Gotham – June and July Cycles

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 05, 2013 in Site News
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As has been the case for a few months now, for those who just can’t wait for a write-up about the newest alpha but tend to steer clear of the bleeding edge of nightlies, the new build should typically be available on the 1st of the month at mirrors.xbmc.org/snapshots. With that said, we’ve now completed months …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – April and May cycles

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jun 11, 2013 in Site News
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With the release of XBMC 12.2 and GSoC, not to mention some behind the scenes work going on, an April cycle announcement was not published; however, thanks to a new process, both the April cycle and May cycle builds were built rapidly and efficiently (and on time). We have now switched from our old Billy …

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XBMC 13 – Gotham – March Cycle

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Apr 03, 2013 in Site News
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We are now finished with month #2 of our monthly development cycle for XBMC 13 – Gotham. This month we see new features for iOS, Android, and PVR, as well as a new notification system, a new method for sorting images, and much more. iOS Dev ulion has added a boatload of new items to …

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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.