Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2012 11:44 UTC
Multimedia, AV "XBMC 11.0 Milestones include Addon Rollbacks, vast improvements in Confluence (the default skin), massive speed increases via features like Dirty-region rendering and the new JPEG decoder, a simpler, better library, movie set scraping, additional protocol handling, better networking support, better handling of unencrypted BluRay content and structures, adjustable display refresh rate in OSX (to match the already available feature in Windows and Linux), AirPlay support, an upgraded weather service with geoip lookup, and much, much more. Check out the highlights in the summarized changelog."
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by kurkosdr on Sun 25th Mar 2012 19:32 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

Does XBMC have multithreaded decoding? Even VLC has it, so it will be embarrasing for XBMC if it doesn't have it.

Edited 2012-03-25 19:34 UTC

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RE: Re:
by phoenix on Sun 25th Mar 2012 22:33 UTC in reply to "Re:"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Can't tell you for certain as I'm in the car on my phone, but I remember several threads in the XBMC forums about adding/testing mt decode. Don't know whether it made it into the 11.0 release or not.

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Longtime User
by FunkyELF on Mon 26th Mar 2012 02:32 UTC
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

I've used XBMC since it began and XBMP before XBMC was forked. Can't wait to get a Raspberry Pi and see how it runs on there.

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Good timing
by Laurence on Mon 26th Mar 2012 11:28 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

I was thinking of wiping my HTPC and installing the latest software this weekend (currently it's running a 2 year old version of XBMC on Linux), so this release couldn't have been better timed.

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xbmc on ATV2
by lazar on Mon 26th Mar 2012 18:08 UTC
lazar
Member since:
2008-12-10

Using xbmc on the elder AppleTV2 (720p) and I must say - only this way the ATV2 becomes a useful device.

For an open source product it is very mature.

Only sad thing is that in xbmc even with dirty-region rendering turned on, the MacBookPro2011 (IntelGraphics) fans will start to spin up when xbmc is doing nothing (just rendering the gui). When you play a movie usually no gui element is visible and the fans calm down.

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Best version of XBMC !
by jello on Mon 26th Mar 2012 18:53 UTC
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

IMHO it's the best XBMC version ever (running on Windows).

Version 10 was not so smooth and crashed on and off, so after a few tries I stopped using it.

This Version (11) runs great on my little AOpen HTPC (nVidia chipset and T3200 Intel cpu) there is no hickup and the add-ons install is a breeze.

The nice thing is I found an Hulu add-on (as zip file) and it works great.

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