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XBMC 12 Released Install on Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi, Android

XBMC Media Center 12 is released now. The latest release supports HD Audio, Live TV and PVR . XBMC is now available for Android and Raspberry Pi. XBMC is the high end media center for various operating systems like Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, OpenSuse etc.. and it is now available for Android and Raspberry Pi. By using this everybody can make a low cost Media Center using a PC or boards like Raspberry Pi.


Features of  XBMC 12.0 “Frodo”:

  • Support for Raspberry Pi, there no official builds. Just go for OpenELEC, Raspbmc, Xbian or Raspbian. Downloads here;
  • Android support – official builds are now available for download, but only from xbmc.org (XBMC isn’t available in the Google Play Store yet);
  • Live TV and PVR support. This allows users with a TV tuner to watch live TV, listen to radio, view an EPG, schedule recordings, etc. Supported backends include: DVBViewer, MythTV, Tvheadend, VDR, Argus TV / ForTheRecord, NextPVR, Njoy Digital, MediaPortal and more;
  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD;
  • New unified “AudioEngine” audio abstraction framework with an API and platform sinks;
  • h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime;
  • Improved AirPlay support;
  • Improved controller support;
  • Video library tags and advanced library filtering;
  • Advanced UPnP sharing;
  • Added support for direct playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc media;
  • Added Bluray HDMV menu support (but not BD-J / BD-Live menus);
  • Improved Bluray playback support of unencrypted bdmv and mpls files without menus;
  • Added option to set a default preference for subtitles and audio tracks based on language;
  • Added HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and M3U8 (Extended M3U) playlist support;
  • Linux: improved VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) and VDPAU (Nvidia) support;
  • Linux: added dedicated AMLPlayer and OMXPlayer video players for hardware accelerated video decoding on AMLogic devices and OpenMAX IL API;

Install XBMC 12.0 in Ubuntu


To add the XBMC stable PPA and install XBMC 12.0 in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 or 11.10, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc

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XBMC for Linux

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XBMC for Android*

XBMC for Raspberry Pi

Source Code of XBMC

Stable release sources are available here. Current development is done in our git repository. The source can be viewed online at github or cloned:

$ git clone git://github.com/xbmc/xbmc.git
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