XBMC

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Version 11.0 | Release Date: 2012-03-24 | Download

Version 11.0: <p> <strong>Addons Framework, API, and Manager</strong><ul> <li>Added ability for all addons to provide their own web interface (and handling of multiple web interfaces) <li>Added support for addons to save their setting values to their own settings.xml file before quitting <li>Added support for multi-file selections in the (python) file browser dialog <li>Extended Addons API to support adding extension points for Service Addons (xbmc.service) <li>Added support for Addon Rollbacks, enabling users to choose previously installed addons over more recent revisions <li>Added the ability to search Addons in the Addons-Manager</ul> <strong>GUI Engine</strong><ul> <li>Improve XBMC's GUI Engine / Skinning Framework making it even more flexible and powerful <li>Added option for auto login of a specific selected user profile (good for kiosk mode) <li>Added commands for xbmc.Player().getAvailableAudioStreams() and xbmc.Player().setAudioStream() <li>Added support to identify DTS-HD (DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HRA) profiles in audio stream list <li>Add ability for skinners to show buffering progress for streamed/cached files (similar to YouTube) <li>Improved mouse support, add better control for dragging of seek / slide / scroll bars, and click handling <li>Improve touch interface API and gesture support for XBMC's GUI Engine for all platforms <li>Added Dirty Region support to reduce CPU usage <li>Added a custom JPEG decoder, at least 2x faster than the previous implementation (cximage)</ul> <strong>Playback:</strong><ul> <li>Added UDF 2.5 filesystem reading support to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System) <li>Added support for direct playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc as well as video library integration <li>Added an option for vertical shift of video image with slider setting <li>Added support for color and font styles tag in MPL2 (MicroDVD) subtitles <li>Added support for SSA/ASS subtitle tags; italics, bold, and color for SubRip (.srt) subtitles <li>Added support for MP4 embedded subtitles <li>Added support delay tag in vobsub subtitles <li>Gave external subtitles preference over internal subtitles <li>Added support for a new extended version of MPlayer's EDL (Edit Decision List) format <li>Added PlayerControl built in function to allow jumping to a percentage offset from a key mapping <li>Added support for Slingbox <li>Upgrade FFmpeg (libavformat and libavcodec) audio/video codec and demux library <li>Improved Blu-ray Disc and harddrive playback support of unencrypted bdmv and mpls files without menus <li>Removed subtitle caching (as it was only needed on Xbox because of the severe memory restrictions) <li>Removed all dependencies of libmms libraries from XBMC's code in favour of FFmpeg native MMS support <li>Remove all dependencies of liba52, libdts, and faac libraries from XBMC's code in favour of FFmpeg native <li>Added support for NFS virtual file server (vfs) (all platforms) <li>Added support for AFP (vfs) (all platforms aside from Windows) <li>Added Airplay support for Videos/Pictures (all platforms) <li>Added Airplay support for Music (all platforms aside from Windows) <li>Added Audio/L16 support for better DLNA UPnP client compliance <li>Improved UPnP Renderer <li>Added a slider for volume amplification and dynamic range compression during video playback <li>Added an option to pause video playback during refreshrate changes <li>Extended PathSubstitution from playlists to all files for users of shared MySQL Databases <li>Added the ability to adjust the display's refresh rate to match the video's frame rate in OSX (Feature already available in Windows and Linux) <li>Improvements made to the adjust refresh rate feature to pick the "best" rate, rather than the closest multiple <li>Added DXVA Deinterlacing support</ul> <strong>Library:</strong><ul> <li>Combined Files and Library mode for videos <li>Add asynchronous threaded background loading of metadata to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System) <li>Added support for cleaning the music library via CleanLibrary(music) command <li>Added a "Play from here" context menu button for TV Shows Episodes in the video library <li>Added the option to specify the default select (Play, Resume, Show information, Choose) action on videos <li>Changed "Set Content" to "Edit Content Settings" after being set <li>Added disc stub support for cataloging DVDs, BluRays, etc. <li>Added support for scraping Movie Collections, along with the ability to toggle collections on and off</ul> <strong>Scrapers:</strong><ul> <li>Improve TheMovieDB.org movie scraper by adding themoviedb.org posters scraping <li>Added movie set scraping' <li>Improve TheTVDB.com (Multi-Lingual) TV Shows and Episode scraper <li>Improve Freebase (English) music scraper</ul> <strong>Skins:</strong><ul> <li>Confluence: Home screen switched to horizontal layout <li>Confluence: Greatly simplified the way FanArt works throughout the skin and the settings for it <li>Confluence: Added ability for users to easily add / remove Add-ons as items on the home screen menu <li>Confluence: Added codec flagging images for DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio</ul> <strong>Other:</strong><ul> <li>Added ability to handle and allow access to multiple web interfaces at once <li>Added option setting to play videos within picture slideshows <li>Added dimming setting to the built-in picture slideshow screensaver <li>Added support for sorting depending on current locale <li>Added advancedsettings.xml option to disable the display of startup splash image (enabled by default) <li>Added support for batch requests to the JSON-RPC API <li>Added support for requests by notification to the JSON-RPC API <li>Make JSON-RPC API compliant with JSON-RPC 2.0 specification ( details) <li>Cleanup and improve JSON-RPC API <li>Added advancedsettings.xml option to configure the TCP port used by JSON-RPC (default is 9090) <li>Improve the features of the default web interface <li>Removed Weather from XBMC core and switched to Weather Underground as the default weather provider addon <li>Added weather lookup by IP</ul> <strong>iOS Specific:</strong><ul> <li>Ported XBMC to iOS 4.x (adding "XBMC for iOS" to XBMC's existing list of supported operating-systems) <li>Added support for Apple A4 (ARM) iDevices, inc. Apple TV 2G, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, the iPad (effectively all jailbroken iOS products) <li>Added hardware accelerated video decoding support for H.264 decode on iOS via Apple's VideoToolBox API <li>Added support for OpenGL ES hardware accelerated rendering of XBMC's graphical user interface on iOS <li>Added retina support <li>Added initial iOS Touch / Gesture / Inertial Scrolling support for XBMC interface on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and the iPad <li>Added a APT repository for Apple TV, and Cydia with packages for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad</ul> <strong>Mac OS X Specific:</strong><ul> <li>Added dynamic runtime detection of CPU features (MMX, SSE, 3DNow, etc.) implementation for Mac OS X <li>Improve Apple VDADecoder Video Acceleration support (requires Snow Leopard and NVIDIA 9400 or later) <li>Improve XBMC's build system to make compiling XBMC much easier</ul> </div>

Version 10.1 | Release Date: 2011-03-10 | Download

This is intended as a bug-fix release only, no new features have been introduced. Notable fixes include:

If an in-use skin was updated in Windows, XBMC would freeze
Some RTMP streams in Windows did not play
Included add-ons have been updated
The correct referrer is now used for downloading add-ons, improving dependency statistics
Crashes during playback on ATI hardware in some circumstances have been fixed
Hardware decoding improvements for OSX
Various small fixes

Version 10.0 | Release Date: 2011-01-16 | Download
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