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  • XBMC Updated with Support for the iPhone 5 and More


    Developers of the popular open-source media player, XBMC, has updated to version 12.1 today. The update supports iOS 6 and brings better experience across all of Apples platforms including the Apple TV and Mac. The iOS update now makes full use of the iPhone 5s expanded 4-inch display and brings smoother integration. Users of the Apple TV2 will also be pleased with the support for iOS6.

    According to XBMCs Nate Thomas, the full list of the 12.1 update is as follows:

    • XBMC now supports using OSXs default output device for audio as well as hardware decoding with Intel GPUs in OSX
    • XBMC no longer hogs audio for Linux and on resume audio will continue to work in Linux
    • Full iPhone 5 resolution is now enabled
    • Volume buttons on Android devices now control Android volume, rather than XBMC volume
    • Volume buttons on OSX devices once again control OSX volume, rather than XBMC volume
    • Player optimization on the Raspberry Pi, including more efficient playback, better subtitle support, and many crash fixes iOS 6 support on the AppleTV 2.
    • XBMC does not crash when listed on the AppleTV top shelf
    • Added support for additional Xbox 360 controller types
    • Broader and more intelligent support for CEC devices
    • Fixed problems with several addons due to broken binary read/write in our python interface
    • Language fixes, including 7 new languages: Albanian, Burmese, Malay, Persian (Iran), Tamil (India), Uzbek, Vietnamese
    • AirPlay fixes, including making discovery of XBMC more reliable on OSX
    • Numerous crashing and stability fixes across all platforms

    XBMC is a free, open-source media player and entertainment hub for digital media that features streaming services like YouTube and Pandora. If you are interested, feel free to get it here.

    Source: XBMC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: XBMC Updated with Support for the iPhone 5 and More started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. pkmaximum's Avatar
      pkmaximum -
      I'm sorry, but after I downloaded and installed this with the iPhone-icon pack, I was very disappointed; it is just not useable with the iPhone 5 without getting stifled.
    1. sycamore22's Avatar
      sycamore22 -
      This is one of the best app on the iPhone. If you know how to install repos.
    1. Joey_shadow's Avatar
      Joey_shadow -
      It works great on my iPhone 5. This update fills the screen completely. I enjoyed watching on my iPhone the latest over the air TV show I missed.

      I love XBMC.

      Thanks for the update. The new features are nice, especially the updated screen size.

      Joe
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      I have been more of a fan of Plex. Are there any benefits to make the switch to xbmc?

      Link to plex:
      Plex - A Complete Media Solution
    1. Joey_shadow's Avatar
      Joey_shadow -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      I have been more of a fan of Plex. Are there any benefits to make the switch to xbmc?

      Link to plex:
      Plex - A Complete Media Solution
      I don't know enough about Plex to answer that. If you're running on Plex and can watch all the videos you want then XBMC probably would not be worth the switch. Looks like you can get a really nice media center with Plex.

      I'm happy with the moves and TV shows I watch on XBMC. There's much more than I ever could watch on xbmc. I don't use XBMC much for my saved videos or for music. Maybe one day I'll make a real media center. For now, I use it on my Windows XP laptop, a few home XP home PCs and, of course my iPhone 5.
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      im typing in the repo as it says "http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/" but its not working for me. Has anyone got it to work?
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      im typing in the repo as it says "http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/" but its not working for me. Has anyone got it to work?

      Works for me
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      im typing in the repo as it says "http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/" but its not working for me. Has anyone got it to work?
      Try again as it didn't work for me the first time.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Got it, now I need to google search for a crash course in how to use it.

      I have friends with Apple TVs that swear by it. Looking forward to checking it out.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      im typing in the repo as it says "http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/" but its not working for me. Has anyone got it to work?
      Works for me
    1. hypnopotamus's Avatar
      hypnopotamus -
      I love XBMC but for some reason whenever I install it, it crashes my iPad randomly so I had to stop trying. Stability of my system is after all more important. Wish there was a way they could make it more stable, cause I really enjoyed so many features.
      In any case, looking forward to future releases
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      im typing in the repo as it says "http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/" but its not working for me. Has anyone got it to work?
      if that's what you're typing/pasting, make sure you delete the default "http://" that autopopulates the add box (so it doesn't say "http://http://mirrors.xmbc...")

      sounds stupid, but I can't tell you how many times I've done that.