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1 Release history

This is a release history with condensed changelogs for the most important added or removed notable new features, functions, and changed in each stable version of XBMC.

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Version Release date Codename Significant changes XBMC Live based on
1.0.0 29 June 2004 N/A N/A
1.1.0 18 October 2004 N/A
  • ITU H.261, creative labs yuv (cyuv), supermac cinepak (cvid), quicktime, on2 vp4, 3ivx d4 / 3vi1 mpeg-4 video support
  • Container support for nsa, raw audio in .mov, .ac3, .dts and dts-wav
  • Zoom/stretch options: zoom, stretch 4x3 or 14x9 or 16x9, original size, custom
  • Volume control
  • Tags parsing and display for wma, m4a, mp4 and aac (mpeg-4 audio) audio-files
  • International-language fonts for subtitles via ttf-fonts
  • Audio CD Ripper, backup cdda's to hdd in wav, ogg or mp3 (lame) format
  • Karaoke cdg-file and audio cue sheets (.cue) support
  • iIunes music shares via DAAP (network stream from Apple iTunes)
  • XBMC's xbmsp-client code updated to support "auto-discovery of xbmsp servers"
  • Auto-temperature and fan-speed control options
  • Network-configuration and setup via GUI
  • Emergency recovery console (enables the ftp-server during fatal errors)
  • Profiles for settings
  • Mouse support and virtual-keyboard
  • LCD-display output extended to also support xaddons lcd-mods and xecuter3 lcd
N/A
2.0.0 29 September 2006 N/A
  • Reworked skinning engine.
  • DVD-Video menu/navigation support (with ISO/IMG image parsing) through internally developed core
  • RAR/ZIP archive parsing
  • New audio/music-player (PAPlayer) with crossfade, gapless playback and ReplayGain support
  • Karaoke CDG-file display
  • Xored Trainer Engine (gaming-cheats) (not ported from Xbox)
  • XLink Kai (online-gaming) front-end (depreciated)
  • Added iTunes 6.x DAAP and UPnP-client
  • Read-only support for FAT12/16/32 formatted USB Mass Storage Devices up to 4GB in size
  • Brand new "skinnable" 3D visualizer.
N/A
8.10 15 November 2008 Atlantis
  • Cross platform support adding support for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • Brand new High Definition skin “PM3.HD”
  • "XBMC Live" bootable CD with unified hard disk/USB flash disk installer
  • The XBMC profile
  • Integration of iTunes and iPhoto media (OS X exclusive).
Ubuntu 8.10
9.04 6 May 2009 Babylon
  • PPC (PowerPC) support for Mac OS X (PowerPC G4 or later)
  • VDPAU (Nvidia's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix)
  • New Karaoke features
  • Officially dropped support for Xbox
  • Updated codecs and major bug-fixes for DVD-Video playback core
  • More Media Info Scrapers
  • Improved FanArt support
  • Revamped skinning engine
Ubuntu 9.04
9.11 24 December 2009 Camelot
  • Revamped user interface via the new default skin “Confluence“
  • DirectX support by default for the Windows platform
  • A complete reorganization of the settings menus uniformed across skins
  • Automatic video information extraction
  • Out of the box support for new remotes
  • Smoother video playback performance
  • All scrapers updated
  • Increased subtitle and Karaoke lyric support
  • Support for CoreAudio API (OS X exclusive)
  • AC3 and DTS digital audio pass-through to SP/DIF on Apple TV (thanks to CoreAudio)
Ubuntu 9.10
10.0
10.1
18 December 2010 Dharma
  • Unified Addon framework
  • Addon Browser GUI for installation and management of third-party addons, skin, and scripts
  • Team XBMC's official Addons Repository with Addon FanArt support
  • Update Notifications
  • Movie Sets (option to group movie collections)
  • WebM/VP8 codec
  • Gesture support to XBMC's GUI Engine
  • Unencrypted Blu-ray Disc support
  • Broadcom Crystal HD video acceleration support (All Platforms)
  • Windows Touch API support (Windows 7 touch features and functions)
  • DXVA 2.0 (DirectX Video Acceleration) (Windows Vista/7 exclusive)
  • WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) for raw bitstream output (Windows Vista/7 exclusive)
  • High-Quality Bicubic and Lanczos Upscalers (Video Resamplers) as Direct3D HLSL (Windows Vista/7 exclusive) and OpenGL GLSL Shaders
  • Direct3D port of the OpenGL Spectrum 3D Audio Visualization for DirectX (Windows Vista/7 exclusive)
  • AVisual Studio 2010 Express edition and Visual Studio 2010 non-Express edition support (Windows Vista/7 exclusive)
  • ARM processor architecture (Linux exclusive)
  • VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support (Linux exclusive)
  • OpenMAX Video Acceleration support (Linux exclusive)
  • NEON (ARM) Video Acceleration support (Linux exclusive)
  • Apple VDADecoder Video Acceleration support (OS X exclusive requires Snow Leopard and NVIDIA 9400 or later)
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 compliance
  • JSON-RPC, JSON API
  • RTMPE and RTMPTE
  • Microhttpd Web Server replaces old GoAhead and Spyce code
  • SSH file transfer protocol (sftp) via libssh
  • MySQL database backend
Ubuntu 10.04
11.0 24 March 2012 Eden
  • iOS port for Apple TV 2G, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
  • Dirty regions rendering for texture support to skinning engine
  • Efficiency improvements to reduce high cpu/gpu usage
  • Default skin changed to a horizontal home layout
  • New RenderCapture type to the Python script framework
  • Combined Files and Library mode for videos
  • Playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc support
  • Slingbox playback over the network support
  • Peripheral manager controller under settings
  • Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) support for HDMI
  • Improved Apple VDADecoder Video Acceleration support
  • Improved Touch / Gesture API and Mouse support
  • Improved ARM processor architecture support
  • Improved OpenMAX Video Decoding Acceleration support
  • Improved OpenGL ES and EGL support
  • Improved JSON-RPC API compliant with JSON-RPC 2.0 specs
  • Improved VDPAU performance
  • VDPAU HQ Upscaling support (require NVIDIA's capable GPU)
  • H.264 accelerated video decoding via Apple's VideoToolBox API
  • JPEG accelerated video decoding via Apple's VideoToolBox API
  • Added basic DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) volume limiter
  • AirPlay/AirTunes target support
  • Extended Addons API adding extension points for Service Addons
  • Ability for all addons to provide their own web interface
  • Removed native weather forecast scraper, use weather add-ons instead
  • Added support for multiple simultaneous HID device mappings
  • FFmpeg upgraded (libavformat and libavcodec)
Lubuntu 11.10
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
29 January 2013 Frodo
  • Added unified Live TV and PVR frontend with a common EPG and DVR (Digital Video Recording) client GUI
  • Added unified PVR backend framework and API for multiple PVR backend software from third-parties
  • Initial Android (operating system) port with multi-architecture platform support
  • Initial BSD (operating system) port for FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and other similar BSD platforms
  • Added unified "AudioEngine" audio abstraction framework with an API and platform sinks
  • Added dedicated AMLPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding on Amlogic
  • Added dedicated OMXPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding via OpenMAX IL API
  • NEON (Advanced SIMD instruction set) CPU acceleration support for the ARM architecture
  • Improved ARM processor architecture (Pivos XIOS DS and Raspberry Pi as reference devices)
  • Improved OpenGL ES and EGL support (Pivos XIOS DS and Raspberry Pi as reference devices)
  • Added ability to run a split display resolution for GUI and video playback on embedded platforms[1]
  • Enabled Dirty Regions rendering to redraw whole screen on single dirty region by default on all platforms[2][3]
  • Added 64-bit build support Mac OS X to match the existing 64-bit support for Linux
  • Improved CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support for Pulse-Eight's LibCEC
  • Library customization that allows for custom video nodes
  • Added Advanced Library Filtering for Movies, TV Shows, Music Videos, and Music views
  • Improved Smart Playlist for Advanced Library Filtering
  • Added custom video library tags for Movies, TV Shows and Music Videos to simplify sets with scraping
  • Added support for both banner and poster video art types simultaneously[4]
  • Added storing of "Episode ID" for First Aired, DVD Episode Number, and Absolute Number sort order
  • Added support for exporting video art as JPG or PNG rather than TBN file extension
  • Switched to TagLib for reading metadata embedded into audio files
  • Better library database handling for faster browsing
  • Improved image and texture caching for GUI speedup
  • Improved Touch / Gesture API support for touchscreen interfaces
  • Added HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and M3U8 (Extended M3U) playlist support
  • Added WebSocket support for JSON-RPC and to Addons API[5]
  • Added image transformation handler for resizing images on-the-fly over JSON-RPC and WebServer API
  • Added basic support for PVR / EPG extensions and notifications over the JSON-RPC API
  • Added SmartPlaylist Extensions and Extended Filtering in JSON-RPC[6]
  • Added support for screensavers written in Python programming language
  • Added ability to extend XBMC's native Python API by writing C++ code generated via Groovy and SWIG
  • Blu-ray Disc HDMV menu support (but not BD-J / BD-Live menus)[7]
  • Improved deinterlacing "Weave" method for playback of interlaced video when upscaling
  • Improved performance of the default Web Interface (complete rewrite of JavaScript loading)
  • Improved AirPlay / AirTunes target support
  • Improved the Audio-CD ripper that now works as a background task job
  • Improved international language file translations system that are powered by Transifex[8]
  • Added a Test Suite based on Google C++ Testing Framework to make regression testing easier
  • Added support controlling external XBMC and third-party UPnP/DLNA instances over UPnP
  • Upgraded Plutinosoft's Platinum (libplatinum) UPnP and DNLA libraries
  • Upgraded FFmpeg's libavcodec and libavformat audio/video cedec and demuxer libraries
  • Removed the old HTTP API in favour of the new JSON-RPC API
Lubuntu 12.10
13.0 2014? Gotham
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Gotham final has not been released yet. As such, this condensed changelog is for the current XBMC mainline which is a work in progress, and many things are subject to change.
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