XBMC 11 is finally nearing the light of day now having reached its release candidate status this week.
There’s been several beta releases of XBMC 11 “Eden”, but Eden RC1 offers up a lot more bug-fixes and other ironing out of issues. However, after the RC1 release happened, a major bug was discovered which results in video lag across all platform under certain conditions, but there is a work-around available.
XBMC 11 has user-interface improvements, CPU / GPU performance improvements, mobile / touch-screen improvements, a new default skin, and much more. XBMC has also been working on Raspberry Pi support. Additionally, it looks like soon they may support Wayland.
Learn more about this week’s XBMC 11 Eden RC1 release in this blog posting.
Today we are excited to announce Eden Release Candidate 1. It has been a productive few weeks since Beta 3, as we’ve ironed out numerous minor (and one or two major) bugs.
In particular, we’ve:
- Given preference to external subtitles over internal subtitles
- Updated a number of XBMC translations for final release
- Resolved a number of outstanding Airplay issues
- Allowed specified movie sets to be sorted by title, rather than year, without changing the default sort order on other sets.
We’ve also added the useful feature of IP weather look up. Now, on a clean install of XBMC, users will no longer need to manually enter their weather location. Instead, XBMC will simply check the IP location of your box and auto-set the weather.
For a complete rundown on changes made since February 9th, feel free to visit here.
Now you all know what to do. Head on over to our download page, pick your favorite version of XBMC, and let us know how the experience goes in the comments.
One additional note: The new release of XBMCbuntu is currently delayed due to packaging issues. We will update this post with new info when it is ready.
Unfortunately, it appears a major bug has snuck into RC1 resulting in video lag across all platforms under certain situations. To resolve this, users are encouraged to add an advancedsettings.xml to their userdata folder with code from this thread. The provided links should give you all the necessary instructions to add the xml. In the meantime, we are rebuilding a quick RC2 to resolve the issue, so you are alternatively welcome to wait a brief while until RC2 has been built.
Feel free to disregard this message if you are not experiencing this issue.