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 Apple’s platforms including the Apple TV and Mac. The iOS update now makes full use of the iPhone 5’s expanded 4-inch display and brings smoother integration. Users of the Apple TV2 will also be pleased with the support for iOS6.
According to XBMC’s Nate Thomas, the full list of the 12.1 update is as follows:
- XBMC now supports using OSX’s 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.