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November 18, 2012

XBMC Media Center 12.0 Beta 1 Released: Supports Raspberry Pi and Android

XBMC Media Center, a free and open source digital media player hub and HTPC (Home Theatre PC) operating system has reached version 12.0 beta 1.

Besides new features and improvements, this new version is now available on some new platforms such as Raspberry Pi or Android.
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Here's what's new in the latest XBMC 12.0 beta 1:
  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine
  • Live TV and PVR (personal video recorder) support. This allows users with a TV tuner to watch live TV, listen to radio, view an EPG, schedule recordings, and more
  • h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime
  • 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux
  • Improved image support, allowing the database to accommodate numerous additional image types
  • Improved Airplay support across all platforms
  • Advanced Filtering in the library
  • Advanced UPnP sharing
  • Raspberry PI is now fully supported
  • Initial support for Android
  • More
Here are some screenshots:
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XBMC 12.0 Ubuntu XBMC 12.0 live video pvr
Even though XBMC 12.0 beta 1 comes with initial Android support, there are no Android builds available on XBMC download page and the XBMC Android FAQ advices the users to compile it. But if you want to download pre-built Android binaries, you can download XBMC 12.0 for Android from xda-developers.

Check out the source link for download and installation instructions.

[via WebUpd8]