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nekrosoft13 08-12-08 10:52 PM

Official XBMC Releases and Discussion
 
XBMC 10.0 out

**Note that all skins, plugins, and scripts need to be updated by their authors to work with Dharma.
They are now part of the new add-ons system, installable from XBMC itself.

**The HTTP API is deprecated. Please use json-rpc instead.**


Addons Manager

* Added unified Addon framework that make it easy to distribute addons to XBMC (based on C-Pluff)
* Addon Browser GUI that will allow for an easy way to find, install, and manage third-party addons
* Added support for update notifications and options for manual or automatic updates of addons
* Added Team XBMC's official Addons Repository for open source addons as the default Addon Repo
* Added GUI option to install additional third-party Addons Repos from ZIP files (with addon.xml)
* Added GUI option to install third-party addons from ZIP files without it being in an Addon Repo
* Added support for scrapers (Web Scraper Metadata Aggregators) to the Addons API
* Added support for skins extension point to the Addons API
* Added support for visualizations extension point to the Addons API
* Added support for screensavers extension point to the Addons API
* Added support for python based plugins extension point to the Addons API
* Added support for python based scripts extension point to the Addons API
* Added support for web interfaces extension point to the Addons API
* Added new default web interface as an addon to remote control XBMC via any web browser
* Removed builtin SHOUTcast.com directory support and moved it to the official addons repo
* Removed builtin visualizations and moved them to the official addons repo
* Removed builtin screensavers and moved them to the official addons repo
* Removed all Adult ('XXX' classified) scrapers into a new third-party managed addons repository

GUI Engine:

* Improved XBMC's GUI Engine / Skinning Framework making it even more flexible and powerful
* Added option to choose "default select action" of the showing info screen for videos
* Added FanArt support for Addons
* Added initial gesture support to XBMC's GUI Engine (adding touch interface API support to guilib)
* Added initial support for Windows Touch API (Windows 7 touch features and functions)
* Added ability for Karaoke player to optionally show the next song that will be played
* Added video information flagging for trailers
* Improved mouse support, added better exclusive control support for dragging of sliders/scroll bars
* Improved mouse click handling and added the possibility of long verses short clicks detection
* Updated translations for most languages (thanks to all community members who contributed!)
* Renamed "Plugins" in the Addons UI to "Media Sources" as that is what they are now
* Removed AAC, MP1, MP2, and MP3 passthrough options settings from the GUI
* Removed all Xbox only strings from the language files since the Xbox platform is no longer supported

Playback:

* Added Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe hardware accelerated video decoders support
* Added native support for unencrypted Blu-ray Disc playback without menus (via libbluray)
* Added Blu-ray Disc detection for external players (map external player in playercorefactory.xml)
* Added support for using libbluray to play bdmv files (index.bdmv or *.mpls) from local folders
* Added raw bitstream pass-through support for MP1, MP2, MP3, and AAC encoded audio tracks
* Added real-time ATSC A/52 encoder for on-the-fly Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC-3) transcoded output
* Added support for 5.1 Multi-Channel Analog Output (discrete 6-channel PCM output)
* Added post-processing support and options for videos in standard definition resolutions
* Added High-Quality Lanczos Upscalers (Video Resamplers) as OpenGL GLSL Shaders
* Added support for embedded Blu-ray/AVCHD PGS subtitles in MKV (Matroska) video containers
* Added support to use MKV (Matroska) embedded descriptions for audio and subtitle tracks
* Added support for DEFAULT/FORCED Matroska flags for subtitles
* Added support for color text subtitles in MKV files
* Added support for unsorted subtitles (ass/ssa, srt, smi)
* Added support for multiple language SAMI subtitle
* Added initial WebDAV (HTTP) media source support to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System)
* Added initial SFTP media source support to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System)
* Added support for WebM via libvpx
* Added Zapstream support for Tuxbox (Dreambox/DBox2) client
* Added RTMPE/RTMPTE and improved RTMP/RTMPT/RTMPS support via librtmp from RTMPDump
* Added "Wide Zoom" video mode option, a combination zoom, cropping, and non-linear stretching
* Added "Stretch 14x9" video mode option, a combination of zoom, cropping, and linear stretching
* Added "Stretch 16x9" video mode option, a combination of zoom, cropping, and linear stretching
* Added support to extract lyrics from Lyrics3v2 (Lyrics3 2.00) ID3 tags when available in music files
* Added support to configured cache buffer size via advancedsettings.xml (rather than hardcoded)
* Upgraded FFmpeg that significantly improves the decoding of all widespread mainstream codecs
* Improved generalization of chapter support and SeekTime from the input stream interface
* Improved Dream Multimedia Dreambox Enigma2 bouquets support in the TuxBox Client
* Improved audio channel matrix mapping, audio channels downmixing, and upmixing support
* Improved DVD-Video navigation in using Next and Prev
* Improved timecode-based seeking in videos

Library:

* Added FanArt image cache height-value size option to advancedsettings.xml (defaults to 480)
* Added initial support for MySQL as abstracted database backend for video and music libraries
* Added improved portability of SQL statements used in the video and music libraries
* Added ability to sort TV Shows folders by the date of the last recorded episode
* Added support for Movie Sets (option to group movie collections into sets for customized sorting)
* Added support to allow scrapers to use a normal settings.xml
* Improved performance for SQL database queries ( expert help is always wanted in this area!)
* Improved video scanner engine
* Improved metadata scraper engine

Scrapers:

* Added hd-trailers.net movie trailers scraping to TheMovieDB.org and IMDb scrapers
* Added new Rotten Tomatoes (English) movie scraper
* Added new Freebase (English) music scraper
* Added new 1ting (Chinese) music scraper
* Added new 7176 (Chinese) movie scraper
* Added new getlib (Chinese) movie scraper
* Added new m1905 (Chinese) movie scraper
* Added new daum (Korean) TV Shows scraper
* Added new daum (Korean) music scraper
* Added new filmbasen (Norwegian) movie scraper
* Added new moviemeter (Dutch) movie scraper
* Added new videobuster (German) movie scraper
* Added new kino (German) movie scraper
* Improved ofdb (German) movie scraper by adding themoviedb.org posters scraping
* Improved TheTVDB (Multi-Lingual) TV Shows and Episode scraper
* Removed Discogs (English) music scraper due to them blocking XBMC
* Removed imdb-cn (Chinese) movie scraper due to website closed

Skins:

* Confluence: Addon Browser specific window and icon to get to it in the settings GUI
* Confluence: Added border to the Addon icons in media info view for a uniformed look
* Confluence: Added FanArt support for the Addon Browser
* Confluence: Added buttons in the OSD's for Lyrics and Subtitle Addons
* Confluence: Added browsing for subtitles in full screen video overlay
* Confluence: Added browsing for lyrics in full screen video overlay
* Confluence: Added "Recently Added" Movies and TV Shows script view in the home menu
* Confluence: Improved file and folder path name reading for media flagging
* Confluence: Removed script window completely (turns out you don't need one now)

Other:

* Added JSON-RPC and JSON API over HTTP and Sockets for bidirectional communication
* Added microhttpd Web Server (and removed the old GoAhead and Spyce code) for HTTP API
* Added HTTP authentication methods any, anysafe, digest, and ntlm (via cURL libcurl)
* Added SSH file transfer protocol (sftp) via libssh
* Added support for MD5 passwords in GUIEditControl
* Added function / setting to enable DXTn texture compression (DDS) to all cached non-skin images
* Added doxygen resources for generating source code documentation
* Added ability to turn off LCD/VFD backlight while screensaving to advancedsettings.xml
* Added builtin command for sending Wake-On-Lan (WOL) magic packets
* Added builtin command irsend infra-red send commands using LIRC for IR blaster (lirc.send)
* Added joystick deadzone and calibration support to advanced settings ( advancedsettings.xml)
* Added power abstraction framework with a way to send OnWake and OnSuspend events
* Improved XBMC's integrated DLNA / UPnP MediaServer and Client compatibility
* Improved last.fm and libre.fm passwords storage with MD5, requires user to input password again

Live Specific:

* Optimized XBMC Live for the first and next-generation NVIDIA ION / ION 2 (as reference platforms)
* Added Bootable Disk Wizard (BDW) addon to the Live CD that makes bootable flash disk easier for users
* Added Plymouth Theme with XBMC logo typeface to replace the old USplash Splash Screen on Boot
* Added support for GRUB 2 based images
* Improved support for Wake-on-USB from ACPI S3 Standby with Remote/Keyboard/Mouse
* Updated XBMC Live to to based on a stripped Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Linux Distribution
* Updated NVIDIA and ATI proprietary binary graphics device drivers (restricted drivers)

Linux Specific:

* Optimized keymapping for navigation with MCE (Microsoft Windows Media Center) compatible remotes
* Added PPA (Personal Package Archives) packages for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
* Added support for ARM processor architecture (with TI OMAP3 and NVIDIA Tegra 2 as reference)
* Added initial support OpenGL ES 2.0 compliance in the Linux renderer for embedded devices via EGL
* Added Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe Hardware Accelerated Video Decoder Support
* Added VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support (requires VAAPI compatible hardware and drivers)
* Added OpenMAX Video Acceleration support (requires OpenMax IL compatible hardware, like Tegra2)
* Added NEON (ARM) Video Acceleration support (requires NEON compatible hardware, like OMAP3)
* Added initial implementation of the OnLowBattery signal in UPower
* Added lircmap for linux-input-layer devices to allow for joystick and gamepad keymaps
* Added lircmap for Alienware Alienware Dual Compatible Game Pad
* Added lircmap for the Xbox 360 (wireless) controller
* Added lircmap for Interact AxisPad
* Added lircmap for MCE (Microsoft Windows Media Center) remotes via SoundGraph iMON IR-receivers
* Added lircmap for Twinhan remotes
* Added lircmap for Antec's VERIS family RM200 / Antec Fusion Remote Control
* Improved VDPAU (NVIDIA) Hardware Video Acceleration and its upscaling/deinterlacing capabilities
* Improved AMD/Intel x86-64 64-bit (AMD64 / IA-64t CPU architectures) support

Windows Specific:

* Added support for most MCE (Microsoft Windows Media Center) compatible remotes out-of-the-box
* Added Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe Hardware Accelerated Video Decoder Support
* Added initial native DXVA 2 support for H.264, VC-1, and WMV9 (Windows Vista and 7 only)
* Added support for WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) for raw bitstream output
* Added High-Quality Bicubic and Lanczos Upscalers (Video Resamplers) as Direct3D HLSL
* Added Direct3D port of the OpenGL Spectrum 3D Audio Visualization for DirectX
* Added support for Visual Studio 2010 Express edition and Visual Studio 2010 non-Express edition
* Improved support for Microsoft's DirectX, Direct3D, and DirectSound APIs for Windows

Mac OS X Specific:

* Optimizated remote navigation and improved keymapping for both the old and the new Apple Remote
* Added Apple VDADecoder Video Accelleration support (requires Snow Leopard and NVIDIA 9400 or later)
* Added Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe Hardware Accelerated Video Decoder Support
* Added analog audio downmix to user-selected format
* Added check for AC/Battery and Low Battery warning notifications (set to 10 percent)
* Improved the PowerPC (PPC CPU architecture) support for Mac OS X 10.4
* Removed PortAudio now that we only use Core Audio

Apple TV Specific:

* Added Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe Hardware Accelerated Video Decoder Support
* Added support for Apple TV OS 3.0.2

crainger 08-13-08 04:50 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
WINDOWS!

2 MONTHS!

nekrosoft13 09-19-08 06:54 PM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
BETA 1 released

XBMC 'Atlantis' Beta 1 release

Team-XBMC is proud to announce the first cross-platform Beta version of XBMC media center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Xbox, in preparation for the upcoming stable release of XBMC, code named 'Atlantis'. There are three important news items associated with this release:

1. The first item that is new in this release is the brand new skin "PM3.HD", a high-definition tribute to Project Mayhem III, which will be gracing screens as the default skin on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Xbox users can, of course, choose to use this skin if they wish as well, and the original Project Mayhem III skin is still packaged with Beta 1 for those who prefer the old-school look. This is in addition to the already awesome selection of skins available for XBMC.

2. The second item is the initial release of "XBMC Live", a bootable CD which gives users the opportunity to try XBMC on their computer, without touching their harddrive. In addition, XBMC Live allows installation of XBMC, complete with an operating system, onto a USB flash memory sticks for a permanent, fast booting, dedicated set-top-box style installation of XBMC. XBMC Live is designed to support Microsoft's MCE Remote and USB receiver out-of-the-box.

3. The third item is that the XBMC for Mac release now has initial support for integrating iTunes and iPhoto media into XBMC. For more information on this, please read this developers blog entry; "iTunes and iPhoto integration in XBMC". The Mac release of Beta 1 also comes bundled with a bonus skin for XBMC, and that is MediaStream by Team Razorfish, (this skin can, of course, be downloaded and installed on all XBMC platforms, like all other XBMC skins).

You should know that XBMC 'Atlantis' is still in a feature freeze, the final release of which is scheduled for October, and we really need your help in order to make 'Atlantis' as stable as possible. We encourage all users to download and use this Beta release in preference to using SVN or the Alpha builds, and test it thoroughly, reporting all bugs to our tracking system.

We would also appreciate any and all assistance in making sure that the online manual and FAQ are as up to date as possible. Both the online manual and FAQ are wiki based so just register and request write access if you wish to contribute. In addition, translations and updates of XBMC language files is another area where help would be appreciated.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the XBMC community for the great feedback in terms of bug reports and usability suggestions. Without your assistance, we would never be able to make XBMC as solid and stable as it is right now.

XBMC Live (ISO in ZIP archive):
XBMC_for_Windows-Atlantis-Beta_1.zip

XBMC for Mac
XBMC_for_Mac-Atlantis-Beta_1.dmg

XBMC for Windows:
XBMC_for_Windows-Atlantis-Beta_1.exe

For more information please visit http://xbmc.org

Yours sincerely / Team-XBMC

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/XBMC

crainger 09-20-08 08:02 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
This is awesome. It works really well for a beta. Was quickly scrolling through my entire library of music. Plus is looks a million times better than media centre.

K007 09-20-08 09:30 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
Is there a Stargate?

nekrosoft13 09-20-08 11:35 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
what

crainger 09-20-08 08:43 PM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by K007 (Post 1782687)
Is there a Stargate?

Were you drinking last night?

six_storm 09-20-08 10:08 PM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
http://www.aeonproject.com/

Waiting for this bad boy to go into beta! Best theme for XBMC period.

nekrosoft13 09-20-08 10:27 PM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
storm, are you using the latest build of xbmc? i got it running on my HTPC.

with with current state, XBMC is amazing

nekrosoft13 09-20-08 10:29 PM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
they just need to add hardware video acceleration

crainger 09-21-08 12:52 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
and TV tuner support. ::D:

Mr Bigman 09-21-08 01:13 AM

Re: XBMC for Xbox 2008-08-12 SVN rev14853 'Atlantis' ALPHA3 build - T3CH
 
What is this software supose to do and what the hell is it?

Is this an emulator for windows or is this software to create games for 360?


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