XBMC 11.0 "Eden" Released


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  • Addons Framework, API, and Manager
    • Added ability for all addons to provide their own web interface (and handling of multiple web interfaces)
    • Added support for addons to save their setting values to their own settings.xml file before quitting
    • Added support for multi-file selections in the (python) file browser dialog
    • Extended Addons API to support adding extension points for Service Addons (xbmc.service)
    • Added support for Addon Rollbacks, enabling users to choose previously installed addons over more recent revisions
    • Added the ability to search Addons in the Addons-Manager

    [*]GUI Engine

    • Improve XBMC's GUI Engine / Skinning Framework making it even more flexible and powerful
    • Added option for auto login of a specific selected user profile (good for kiosk mode)
    • Added commands for xbmc.Player().getAvailableAudioStreams() and xbmc.Player().setAudioStream()
    • Added support to identify DTS-HD (DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD HRA) profiles in audio stream list
    • Add ability for skinners to show buffering progress for streamed/cached files (similar to YouTube)
    • Improved mouse support, add better control for dragging of seek / slide / scroll bars, and click handling
    • Improve touch interface API and gesture support for XBMC's GUI Engine for all platforms
    • Added Dirty Region support to reduce CPU usage
    • Added a custom JPEG decoder, at least 2x faster than the previous implementation (cximage)
  • Playback
    • Added UDF 2.5 filesystem reading support to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System)
    • Added support for direct playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc as well as video library integration
    • Added an option for vertical shift of video image with slider setting
    • Added support for color and font styles tag in MPL2 (MicroDVD) subtitles
    • Added support for SSA/ASS subtitle tags; italics, bold, and color for SubRip (.srt) subtitles
    • Added support for MP4 embedded subtitles
    • Added support delay tag in vobsub subtitles
    • Gave external subtitles preference over internal subtitles
    • Added support for a new extended version of MPlayer's EDL (Edit Decision List) format
    • Added PlayerControl built in function to allow jumping to a percentage offset from a key mapping
    • Added support for Slingbox
    • Upgrade FFmpeg (libavformat and libavcodec) audio/video codec and demux library
    • Improved Blu-ray Disc and harddrive playback support of unencrypted bdmv and mpls files without menus
    • Removed subtitle caching (as it was only needed on Xbox because of the severe memory restrictions)
    • Removed all dependencies of libmms libraries from XBMC's code in favour of FFmpeg native MMS support
    • Remove all dependencies of liba52, libdts, and faac libraries from XBMC's code in favour of FFmpeg native
    • Added support for NFS virtual file server (vfs) (all platforms)
    • Added support for AFP (vfs) (all platforms aside from Windows)
    • Added Airplay support for Videos/Pictures (all platforms)
    • Added Airplay support for Music (all platforms aside from Windows)
    • Added Audio/L16 support for better DLNA UPnP client compliance
    • Improved UPnP Renderer
    • Added a slider for volume amplification and dynamic range compression during video playback
    • Added an option to pause video playback during refreshrate changes
    • Extended PathSubstitution from playlists to all files for users of shared MySQL Databases
    • 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)
    • Improvements made to the adjust refresh rate feature to pick the "best" rate, rather than the closest multiple
    • Added DXVA Deinterlacing support


    • Combined Files and Library mode for videos
    • Add asynchronous threaded background loading of metadata to XBMC's VFS (Virtual File System)
    • Added support for cleaning the music library via CleanLibrary(music) command
    • Added a "Play from here" context menu button for TV Shows Episodes in the video library
    • Added the option to specify the default select (Play, Resume, Show information, Choose) action on videos
    • Changed "Set Content" to "Edit Content Settings" after being set
    • Added disc stub support for cataloging DVDs, BluRays, etc.
    • Added support for scraping Movie Collections, along with the ability to toggle collections on and off
  • Scrapers
    • Improve TheMovieDB.org movie scraper by adding themoviedb.org posters scraping
    • Added movie set scraping'
    • Improve TheTVDB.com (Multi-Lingual) TV Shows and Episode scraper
    • Improve Freebase (English) music scraper


    • Confluence: Home screen switched to horizontal layout
    • Confluence: Greatly simplified the way FanArt works throughout the skin and the settings for it
    • Confluence: Added ability for users to easily add / remove Add-ons as items on the home screen menu
    • Confluence: Added codec flagging images for DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
      • Other
        • Added ability to handle and allow access to multiple web interfaces at once
        • Added option setting to play videos within picture slideshows
        • Added dimming setting to the built-in picture slideshow screensaver
        • Added support for sorting depending on current locale
        • Added advancedsettings.xml option to disable the display of startup splash image (enabled by default)
        • Added support for batch requests to the JSON-RPC API
        • Added support for requests by notification to the JSON-RPC API
        • Make JSON-RPC API compliant with JSON-RPC 2.0 specification
        • Cleanup and improve JSON-RPC API
        • Added advancedsettings.xml option to configure the TCP port used by JSON-RPC (default is 9090)
        • Improve the features of the default web interface
        • Removed Weather from XBMC core and switched to Weather Underground as the default weather provider addon
        • Added weather lookup by IP

        [*]Linux Specific

        • Add support for Texas Instruments OMAP4 (OMAP4430 and OMAP4440 with video decoding on IVA 3)
        • Added dynamic runtime detection of CPU features (MMX, SSE, 3DNow, etc.) implementation for Linux
        • Added proper timezone support for systems based on Slackware Linux
        • Added altname (alternative name) support to LIRC mapping for linux-input-layer devices
        • Added lircmap for Conexant's CX23885 IR (infrared) recievers
        • Added lircmap to switch between subtitles with iMON Pad remote control
        • Improved ARM processor architecture support for embedded devices and embedded system platforms
        • Improved OpenGL ES and EGL support for embedded devices and embedded system platforms
        • Improved OpenMAX Video Decoding Acceleration support
        • Provide JSON-RPC server over Bluetooth
      • iOS Specific
        • Ported XBMC to iOS 4.x (adding "XBMC for iOS" to XBMC's existing list of supported operating-systems)
        • Added support for Apple A4 (ARM) iDevices, inc. Apple TV 2G, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, the iPad (effectively all jailbroken iOS products)
        • Added hardware accelerated video decoding support for H.264 decode on iOS via Apple's VideoToolBox API
        • Added support for OpenGL ES hardware accelerated rendering of XBMC's graphical user interface on iOS
        • Added retina support
        • Added initial iOS Touch / Gesture / Inertial Scrolling support for XBMC interface on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and the iPad
        • Added a APT repository for Apple TV, and Cydia with packages for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad

        [*]Mac OS X Specific

        • Added dynamic runtime detection of CPU features (MMX, SSE, 3DNow, etc.) implementation for Mac OS X
        • Improve Apple VDADecoder Video Acceleration support (requires Snow Leopard and NVIDIA 9400 or later)
        • Improve XBMC's build system to make compiling XBMC much easier
      • Windows Specific
        • Added support for NV12, UVYV, UYVY, and YUV2 rendering (software and ps)
        • Added dynamic runtime detection of CPU features (MMX, SSE, 3DNow, etc.) implementation for Windows
        • Added DXVA video rendering option
        • Improve XBMC's build system to make compiling XBMC much easier

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If anyone is reading this and liked Boxee but is now looking for an alternative, try Plex. It has come an awfully long way since I first tried it. It offers the simplicity of boxee but the power of XBMC and I now use Plex on our HTPC, server (running Server Plex) and our iPads and iPhones. It is a complete solution and free (except the iPhone/iPad clients but they are real cheaply priced).

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anyone know when XBMC is going to add PVR support? Media Portal is good but...

You could try these branches http://www.scintilla...c/prebuild.html

They are work but can be rather sluggish in channel changing. Using it on Linux via a Mythbuntu setup is the best route right now if you can get it working with drivers etc

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great news, just updated, is it me or 10 bit file encoding is still not good with this release,some artifacts are still present in files?

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