XBMC Frodo RC3 Released
XBMC v12 (Frodo)
XBMC was originally the Xbox Media Center, an application created to play videos on modified Microsoft XBox gaming consoles. Over time, it has been ported to many different platforms, and is the media center of choice for people who have large collections of videos and music.
XBMC Frodo is the twelfth version of XBMC, and adds:
- HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new 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 accomodate numerous additional image types
- Support for the Raspberry PI
- Initial support for the Android platform
- 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
- Advanced UPnP sharing
- Translations now powered by Transifex
If you’ve been running XBMC on the Raspberry Pi, most of these features are not new.
Raspbmc, XBian and OpenELEC (thus AusPi TV) have been running XBMC Frodo for some time; however, they have been running beta or nightly releases for the Raspberry Pi. RC3 is important because it is feature complete and more stable.
We at AusPi Technologies recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of your favourite distribution of home media center to take advantage of this update.